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Marco Armiliato will conduct this evening’s performance of "Madama Butterfly"

January 16, 2014

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Marco Armiliato will conduct this evening’s performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, replacing Philippe Auguin, who is ill.

Mr. Armiliato was already scheduled to conduct five performances of Madama Butterfly in April.  He has conducted more than 300 performances with the company, including Madama Butterfly in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2012. He led the company premieres of Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly, Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. This Met season, he has led performances of Tosca and will lead a revival of Bellini’s La Sonnambula.

Tonight’s performance of Madama Butterfly stars Amanda Echalaz as Cio-Cio-San (Met debut), Bryan Hymel as Pinkerton, Elizabeth  DeShong as Suzuki, and Scott Hendricks as Sharpless.