Madama Butterfly
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Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly NYC Reviews and Tickets

(346 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

A returning production of the story of the tragic geisha.

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59 Reviews | 17 Followers
Masterful, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate a wonderful production of an age-old story of love and heartbreak.

Don't see it if you only like extravagant productions and pop songs.

105 Reviews | 28 Followers

See it if Madame Butterfly is one of my favorites. It is a show you can see over and over. When I first saw it at the Met it helped to have the

Don't see it if you don't like opera. Read more

207 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Probably the best production in the Met stable of operas. The singing was superb. The simple yet classy setting is exquisite.

Don't see it if Only enjoys fluff

93 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like watching classical operas and the story of Madam butterfly

Don't see it if you do not like opera

62 Reviews | 13 Followers
Exquisite, Great singing, Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you liked Tosca or other pieces of Puccini, or if you’re interested in an amazingly beautiful production, with Japanese art references.

Don't see it if you want to avoid sad, tragic stories, even when it’s beautifully sung, acted and produced.

90 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Creative and beautiful staging and costumes, gorgeous opera with strong singers, unforgettable arias.

Don't see it if Loved it all!

108 Reviews | 8 Followers
Ambitious, Intense, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if the tragic opera performed to a high standard

Don't see it if this is a sad, tragic story with themes of suicide, adultery, will make you cry!

403 Reviews | 94 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you love opera and want to see cool staging and hear beautiful voices. Love the puppetry.

Don't see it if you aren't into the operatic voices. The set is not elaborate but there is gorgeous imagery.

Critic Reviews (2)

Front Row Center
April 1st, 2022
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"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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