Season 33, Episode 2 New York City Opera: 'Madama Butterfly'
First Aired: March 20, 2008
A production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly," about the doomed relationship between a Navy lieutenant (James Valenti) and a Japanese geisha (Shu-Ying Li), whom he marries for convenience rather than for love. New York City Opera music director George Manahan conducts.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)