Met Opera Live: Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
2019 / 2020 Programme

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Met Opera Live: Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
2019 / 2020 Programme

9 November 2019

Date and Time
Live: Saturday, 9 November 2019, 6:55 PM
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American
naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted
companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts Anthony Minghella’s
beautiful, atmospheric production.

Adults: €18
Concessions (students u elderly): €15
Full Season Ticket for Live: €145 (discounted rate instead of €180)

  • Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
    Production: Anthony Minghella
    Set Designer: Michael Levine
    Costume Designer: Han Feng
    Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
    Choreographer: Carolyn Choa


Paulo Szot will sing the role of Sharpless in the Live in HD broadcast of Madama Butterfly on November 9, replacing Plácido Domingo.

Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot adds a new role to his Met repertory as Sharpless, a role that he has previously sung at Marseilles Opera. A Tony Award–winner for his performance on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, he made his Met debut in 2010 as Kovalyov in the company premiere of Shostakovich’s The Nose. His other roles with the company include Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Lescaut in the 2012 new production premiere of Massenet’s Manon, Dr. Falke in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and the Captain in John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer. Other roles this season include Frank in Weill’s Street Scene at Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Paris Opera


Disclaimer: Bruce Sledge will sing the role of Pinkerton in Saturday’s Live in HD broadcast of Madama Butterfly, replacing Andrea Carè.


With the participation of
Hui He (Cio-Cio-San), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Andrea Carè (Pinkerton), Plácido Domingo (Sharpless)
Creative Team
Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi, Production: Anthony Minghella

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information

202 minutes