Caught the Met’s 2009 HD Live in HD Performance of Madama Butterfly at the movies this evening. WHAT A MESMERIZING PERFORMANCE. I absolutely love Anthony Minghella and Carolyn Choa’s staging. It was beautiful in its simplicity. And Patricia Racette played a heart breaking Cio Cio San. It’s hard not to feel sorry for her naivete, especially in her aria un bel di vedremo.
I bought the DVD as soon as I got home. 🙂 Haha, this is actually the first time I’ve seen a complete performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, although I did catch a concert recital of it at Ravinia, 4 long years ago now with Ruoxi.