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New York CityMadama Butterfly

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Termine | Met Opera
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Hui He; Piero Pretti

New York CityMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Ana María Martínez; Andrea Carè

LondonMadam Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Martyn Brabbins; Anthony Minghella; English National Opera; Martin Fitzpatrick; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Natalya Romaniw
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A good Madama Butterfly from Hui He at The Met

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Termine | Met Opera
Anthony Minghella's production remains a feast for the eyes, but this performance failed to gel into a dramatic whole. 
***11
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Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly

Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
A star-turn from Ermonela Jaho as Puccini's heroine. 
*****
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Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
 “The Minghella Butterfly” has physically lost none of its luster, but the singing did not live up to the staging.
***11
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Flawed casting in Minghella's widescreen Butterfly

Rena Harms (Cio-Cio San) and Sorrow © Tom Bowles
The sheer opulence of Minghella's staging often overwhelms, drenched in colour. Is that enough to really get to the core of the drama though, or is it all surface gloss?
***11
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Kristine Opolais breaks hearts in Met's Madama Butterfly

Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly is still one of the best productions running at the Met at the moment, and Kristine Opolais was the dramatic star of the evening.
****1
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