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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Madama Butterfly

Airs Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

Patricia Racette returns to the title role in Anthony Minghella’s striking pr...

Credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Above: Patricia Racette returns to the title role in Anthony Minghella’s striking production of "Madama Butterfly," a new classic of the Met repertory.

Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio San in a stunning production of "Madama Butterfly." The late Academy Award-winning film director Anthony Minghella directed this new classic of the Met repertory. Patrick Summers conducts Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of a Japanese geisha betrayed by her American lover.

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