Eleonora Buratto Headlines Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Metropolitan Opera / Ken Howard)

The Metropolitan Opera is set to revive Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

The production by Anthony Minghella, will return for 11 performances from March 19 to May 7 and will star Eleonora Buratto in her role debut as Cio-Cio-San. This will mark her return to the stage of the Met and will be one of two roles the soprano sings this spring; Buratto is also set to sing the role of Mimì in “La Bohème.”

Buratto will be joined by tenor Brian Jagde as Pinkerton, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, and baritone David Bizic as the American consul Sharpless. Conductor Alexander Soddy leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

The opera will be broadcast on April 22 and 30, 2022 on Met Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 355 and April 30, 2022on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.