Madama Butterfly to be broadcast live at Fairfield University Quick Center

 Media Contact: Jennifer Prat,, 203-254-4000 ext. 2979

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (March 15, 2016) — The Met: Live in HD season continues on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1 & 6 p.m. with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Quick Center.

Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $5 for children and students. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Madama Butterfly — a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage — is one of the defining roles in opera. Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly's dreams.

The story incorporates themes of cultural and sexual imperialism while the lyrical beauty of Puccini’s score, has made Butterfly timeless.

Pictured: Kristine Opolais in Madama Butterfly; Photo courtesy of The Met: Live in HD

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Posted on March 15, 2016

Vol. 48, No. 103

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