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The Metropolitan Opera HD Live

Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Season 10, Episode 8)
TV Episode | Musical

US Navy Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton buys a house in Japan along with a bride, Cio-Cio San, a.k.a. Butterfly, to tide him over until he marries a "real" American wife. When he leaves for America, Cio-Cio San waits patiently and jumps for joy...See moreUS Navy Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton buys a house in Japan along with a bride, Cio-Cio San, a.k.a. Butterfly, to tide him over until he marries a "real" American wife. When he leaves for America, Cio-Cio San waits patiently and jumps for joy when his ship enters the harbor after three years. Unfortunately, his return ends in tragedy. Written by C. Durini See less
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Giuseppe Giacosa (libretto by) | Luigi Illica (libretto by) | David Belasco (based on the play by)
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Updated Apr 2, 2016

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Apr 2, 2016 (United States)
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26 cast members
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Deborah Voigt
Herself - Host Herself - Host   See fewer
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Roberto Alagna
Lt. Pinkerton Lt. Pinkerton   See fewer
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Kevin Augustine
Cio-Cio-San's Child Cio-Cio-San's Child   See fewer
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Hsin-Ping Chang
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Karel Mark Chichon
Himself - Conductor Himself - Conductor   See fewer
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David Crawford
Commissioner Commissioner   See fewer
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Dwayne Croft
Sharpless Sharpless   See fewer
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James Graber
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Edyta Kulczak
Kate Pinkerton Kate Pinkerton   See fewer
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Mariusz Kwiecien
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Douglas F. Lebrecht
Himself - MET Scenic Artist Himself - MET Scenic Artist   See fewer
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Juhwan Lee
Registrar Registrar   See fewer
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Tom Lee
Cio-Cio-San's Child Cio-Cio-San's Child   See fewer
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Amir Levy
Shadow Dancer Shadow Dancer   See fewer
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Craig Montgomery
Yakuside Yakuside   See fewer
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Kristine Opolais
Madama Butterfly Madama Butterfly   See fewer
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Marc Petrosino
Cio-Cio-San's Child Cio-Cio-San's Child   See fewer
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Sondra Radvanovsky
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Esa-Pekka Salonen
Himself - Conductor of Elektra Himself - Conductor of Elektra   See fewer
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Yunpeng Wang
Yamadori Yamadori   See fewer
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Maria Zifchak
Suzuki Suzuki   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 16 votes