Met Opera’s “Madama Butterfly” To Be Streamed Live on Nov. 9

October 28, 2019

Event Information

Time: Opera talk at 11:30 a.m., followed by the opera at noon
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Place: Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell

“Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her,” according to the Met Opera. “Paulo Szot is Sharpless, alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, and Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.”

Madama Butterfly will be preceded by an opera talk by Nannan Ji ’20 and Eva Roman ’22. They are enrolled in a music history course in which students choose one of the operas scheduled to be streamed this season and research its historical context, formal characteristics, and scholarly treatment. Ji and Roman will present their findings at the opera talk.


Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before each opera and during intermission.


Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop and at the door on the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children, and Met Opera members. Season tickets for 2019–20 are $100. The Office of the President has generously funded tickets for College faculty, staff, and students. They are available at no cost at all ticket locations. Family members not employed by the College are required to purchase tickets.

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