12/17/11– Madama Butterfly Puccini 1:00
Conductor: Plácido Domingo
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min.
The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, starring the Chinese soprano Liping Zhang, in her network broadcast debut. Zhang sings the title role of the young Japanese bride whose marriage to an American naval officer leads to devastating tragedy. Tenor Robert Dean Smith stars opposite her as Lieutenant Pinkerton, with Luca Salsi as Sharpless and Maria Zifchak as Suzuki.Tags:Madame Butterfly, Metropolitan Opera, Puccini