‘Madama Butterfly’, ‘La Bohème’ added to View’s virtual series

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OLD FORGE — View, center for the arts, will host two additional titles that have been added to its Virtual Cinema Events: Madama Butterfly and LaBoheme.

From the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, there are two Puccini masterworks “Madama Butterfly” and “LaBohème” for at-home screenings in April. View, the Center for Arts and Culture, has partnered with By Experience to bring theatre directly into homes.

“Madama Butterfly,” running April 7-13, tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her new husband, a visiting American naval officer, will stay faithful and return to her.

In this live transmission from 2016, soprano Kristine Opolais stars as Cio-Cio-San, with tenor Roberto Alagna as Lt. Pinkerton, in Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. The run time is 2 hours, 28 minutes.

“La Bohème,” running April 21-27, a passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. In this live transmission from 2018, Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production stars soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. The run time for LaBohème is 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Each day, there will be four time slots to choose from to fit your schedule: 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. They must be viewed on the date and time you choose. Go to View’s website, ViewArts.org and click on the performances link for more information on accessing the events. Tickets are $15.

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