Opera lovers rejoice! The forecast is looking good for Guild Hall and HamptonsFilm to present Met Under Moonlight: Madama Butterfly – Live in HD Encore, this Saturday, April 17, 7:30pm at Main Beach in East Hampton.

Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production of Puccini’s tragedy features soprano Kristine Opolais as Cio-Cio-San and tenor Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Don’t miss this beautifully unique drive-in experience!

BUT FIRST… Get “Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp for the story behind the story! Join mezzo-soprano and former MET Lindemann Young Artist Megan Esther Grey virtually on April 15 to learn about her big debut in the role of Kate Pinkerton on the MET stage and on the HD broadcast, all while understudying the influential role of Suzuki, Butterfly’s maid and confidante. This in-depth look at the singer’s process is the perfect precursor to watching the final performance on Saturday.

Education Programming supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Lucy and Steven Cookson, The Hearthland Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment

Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment

All Musical Programming supported in part by The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming

The Met Opera simulcasts at Guild Hall are made possible in part through the generosity of:

Grand Tier: Dr. Ralph Gibson, in memory of Andy Jacobyansky, who generously shared his passion, knowledge and support for the opera, The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, Howie and Louise Phanstiel, The East Hampton Star, and Norbert Weissberg, in memory of his brother, Dr. Joseph H. Weissberg, a Wagner scholar

Dress Circle: Maureen Bluedorn, Norma Giorgetti in memory of Mary-Anne Szabaga, Barbara Horgan, Patti Kenner, Alex Laughlin, David Seeler and Ngaere Macray, Maryam K. Seley, and Irene and Sidney Silverman

Balcony Circle: Gabrielle Bamberger, Harriet Edwards, Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, Laughlin Memorial Library, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osborne, Stephen F. Patterson in memory of George W. Stewart, Veronica Stephens, Mary Stone, Sandra Thorn, Peter Van Hattum in memory of Harold Simmons

Family Circle (*Gold): Carolyn and Gioacchino Balducci, Arlene Bujese and Marcel Bally*, Ann and George Davis, Robert F. Luckey*, Pamela and Robert Lund, Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel*, Cornelia and Lawrence Randolph, Debbie and Alex Walter*, and Jane Wood


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