Penny Woolcock

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Madama Butterfly

 

Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role of Madama Butterfly in this new staging of the late Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006 production. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly’s dreams of love. Conductor Karel Mark Chichon leads a cast that also includes Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
The Pearl Fishers

 

For the first time in a century, the Met stages Bizet’s lush, melodic romance. Diana Damrau leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for her affections.