Bruce Sledge Replaces Andrea Carè In Metropolitan Opera’s November ‘Madama Butterfly’ Performances

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that Bruce Sledge will sing the remaining performances of the November run of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

The company announced via social media that Bruce Sledge will sing Pinkerton in the Nov. 13, 16, 22, and 25 performances of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, replacing Andrea Carè.

Sledge heroically made his role debut as Pinkerton during the HD performance of “Madama Butterfly” also replacing Carè this past Saturday. Sledge made his Met debut in 2003 in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and has performed in productions of “The Tempest,” “Cosi fan tutte,” “Don Giovanni” and “Rigoletto.”

The tenor has performed at the Canadian Opera Company, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Welsh National Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. He is set to sing Rossini’s’ “Bianca e Falliero” at the Oper Frankfurt.

Carè returns to the production in April to sing alongside Ana María Martínez.