Madama Butterfly
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Madama Butterfly
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Madama Butterfly NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense, Entertaining

Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of the tragic geisha in Madama Butterly.

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Member Reviews (8)

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722 Reviews | 204 Followers
91
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you would enjoy having Puccini's great music take you away from all current day thoughts to a time and a place where a sad story unfolds.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate the gentle story development of this opera's pace or do not appreciate the culture and dress of this setting. Read more

605 Reviews | 89 Followers
91
Beautiful puccini music, Bring your handkerchief, Creative production, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like opera that has both beautiful music, singing and a heartwrenching story. This is one of most creative productions at the Met.

Don't see it if you like happy endings. You need to bring your handkerchief to this opera with its heartbreaking story of a young Japanese girl. Read more

255 Reviews | 32 Followers
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Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is one of the Met's most beutiful stagings.The grace and eloquence of the production takes a tragic and disturbing story to the sublime

Don't see it if If you do not love opera, drama, and beauty. The puppetry is amazingly effective but requires an ability to see beyond the literal.

70 Reviews | 6 Followers
78
Exquisite, Good acting, Good singing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy solid singing and acting with clever staging in a classic grand opera, or enjoy puppetry, or have never seen Butterfly before

Don't see it if you don’t like opera, puppets scare you, or you require great not solid singing in order to see Butterfly again

54 Reviews | 7 Followers
75
Dated, Great costume design, Slow, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy brilliant singing, bright costumes, and dazzling sets.

Don't see it if You dislike shows that are not culturally responsive, you prefer modern-day settings, you dislike tragedy.

45 Reviews | 4 Followers
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Great staging, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Enchanting

See it if you can appreciate a visually spectacular rendition of Puccini’s classic. Stunning set design/props/costumes. Beautifully performed

Don't see it if you can’t sit through a long piece; it was long with a late start time so got out around midnight

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You like wonderful classical singing and are a Puccini fan.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are not sung in English or do not want to see a sad and heartbreaking story.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
86
Intense, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like opera

Don't see it if You don’t like this kind of music

Critic Reviews (2)

Front Row Center
April 1st, 2022

"4.75/5 stars...While audiences love it, it’s not just about singing sustained high notes for dramatic effect; Puccini stretches time and develops a context that ultimately leads to climactic vocal utterances. These moments are choreographed for dramatic power, irony, and a transitory sense of closure...This was an excellent production with music, drama, and staging at its best with a superb orchestra and coterie of vocal luminaries."
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New York Classical Review
March 20th, 2022

"Minghella’s minimalist concept is not only a crowd pleaser, but a remarkably innovative and effective backdrop for Puccini’s tragic opera...Eleonora Buratto triumphed in her role debut as Butterfly. Her sparkling, light soprano, which dazzled so in bel canto roles such as Adina in Donizetti’s 'L’elisir d’amore,' has grown into a voice that soars above Puccini’s far weightier orchestra with no loss of ease and beauty...Conductor Alexander Soddy has a fine feel for Puccini and the Met Orchestra responded in kind."
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