CCP’s 4th Metro Opera in HD season opens with Madama Butterfly on Nov. 8

November 04, 2016

November 4, 2016

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc. launches the 4th season of the Met Opera in HD on November 8, 2016 at The Gallery of Greenbelt 5 in Makati City at 6pm.  A preview of the Met Opera production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Cinema 1 of Greenbelt 3 follows after the launch.

Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production of Madama Butterflyenhances Puccini’s drama of unfortunate, doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais brings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt. Pinkerton. Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love, and whose subsequent marriage to an American woman precipitates Butterfly’s suicide. Maria Zifchak is Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s faithful servant, and Dwayne Croft plays the American consul Sharpless, who tries to avert the tragedy. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines partners with the Metropolitan Opera of New York to bring its exemplary productions to Filipino audiences through its MetOpera in HD program. The groundbreaking program delivers world class performances to offsite venues all over the world using high-definition video technology and Dolby sound recreating the experience of watching an opera production at the Met “live”.

Other productions scheduled for regular screening at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas for 2016-2017 are: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) (Gioachino Rossini) on December 6, 2016; Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo) on January 10, 2017; Così fan tutte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) on February 14, 2017; Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini) on March 14, 2017; Turandot (Giacomo Puccini) on April 4, 2017; and Tristan und Isolde (Richard Wagner) on May 9, 2017.

For more information, please call Greenbelt 3 cinemas Customer Service Hotline: 757-7883 or CCP Sales and Promotions at 832-3706; e-mail address: