Great Performances

GP at the Met: Madama Butterfly

Preview: Season 47 Episode 16 | 30s

Soprano Hui He plays the tragic title role with tenor Bruce Sledge as the naval officer who abandons her in Puccini’s classic masterpiece. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production.

Aired: 02/02/20

Rating: NR

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