The Sun Valley Opera’s 2019-2020 MET HD Live Stream series will continue this Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Metropolitan Big Wood 4 cinema in Hailey.
This week’s live broadcast will feature the New York Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved classic “Madama Butterfly.”
The opera takes place in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the century, at a time when American and European spheres of influence were reshaping the political landscape of East Asia and Japan was beginning to emerge as a major industrial and imperial power.
The story chronicles the heartbreak endured by a beautiful young geisha—the title character—who falls in love with an American naval officer who marries her and spurns her with equal insouciance.
Doors open at the movie theater at 10:15 a.m. for coffee provided by the Hailey Coffee Company. Tickets are $16. Visit sunvalleyopera.com for details.