Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Airs Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho makes her network broadcast debut in the title role as the trusting Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Roberto Aronica as the faithless Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton. Mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak reprises the role of Cio-Cio-San’s maid and confidante Suzuki, and baritone Roberto Frontali is the American consul Sharpless. Maestro Marco Armiliato conducts the performance, which will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 Noon CT on Saturday, March 3.