Met Opera Season 2019 – 2020
Presented by Riverside Cinema
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside.
E – Exempt for Classification
FYI: American tenor Bruce Sledge will now sing as Pinkerton
PINKERTON Bruce Sledge
American tenor Bruce Sledge made his Met debut as Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, followed by performances as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and King of Naples in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest. Recent performances include Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Santa Fe Opera, Lord Riccardo Percy in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Canadian Opera Company, Jean de Leyde in Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth at Welsh National Opera. This season, he also sings Contareno in Rossini’s Bianca e Falliero at Oper Frankfurt.
CIO-SAN Hui He
SUZUKI Elizabeth DeShong
SHARPLESS Paulo Szot
Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts