The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of Puccini’s enduring opera, MADAM BUTTERFLY on Saturday, April 2 at 12:30 PM at Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
Set in the Japanese city of Nagasaki at the turn of the century, Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production of MADAM BUTTERFLY has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Young soprano star, Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the young geisha, Butterfly, and tenor, Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks her heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the lyrical score that has made Puccin’s Madam Butterfly timeless. The heartbreaking production also starts Maria Zifchak (Suzuki), and Dwayne Croft (Sharpless). There will be two intermissions, the first at approximately 1:26 pm and the second at approximately 2:49 pm. [2016, Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Runtime: 3 hours, 18 minutes]
Lunch from Hobos Restaurant will be available in the atrium of the High School starting at noon and continuing through the first intermission. Approximate end time is 4:15 pm.
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This beautiful production is the eighth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series of 10 dates of live simulcast transmissions for 2015–16.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and Seniors (65+); $15 for Students (with ID), and children (12 and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reserved seats). Online reservations may be made with MasterCard or VISA until noon on Friday, April 1. Admission will be offered at the door with cash payment only.