Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera

A star vehicle if there ever was one, Madama Butterfly lives or dies on the performance of the woman in the title role. In a revival of the evergreen Anthony Minghella production, Kristine Opolais was unforgettable as the betrayed young bride, painting a heartbreaking portrayal that was supported by the committed performance of Roberto Alagna. 

Feature: New York Classical Review