25 Sep 2006
Metropolitan Opera Radio Launches on SIRIUS with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
[Sirius Satellite Radio, 25 September 2006]
Metropolitan Opera Radio launches on SIRIUS with a LIVE broadcast of the Met’s gala performance of Madama Butterfly, conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Academy Award®-winning film director Anthony Minghella. Singing her signature role for the first time at the Met, Chilean soprano Cristina Gallardo-Domâs stars as the doomed Cio-Cio-San. The marvelous tenor Marcello Giordani is the unfaithful Pinkerton, and exceptional baritone Dwayne Croft sings the sympathetic role of Sharpless.