Met’s Glam Opening Has Minghella’s `Butterfly,’ Rufus (Update1)

By Manuela Hoelterhoff [, 26 September 2006]
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — With huge screens recording her tiniest tear and smallest bead of sweat, “Madama Butterfly” opened the Metropolitan Opera season last night in a gala transmitted live to Lincoln Center Plaza and Times Square as the curtain rose on Peter Gelb’s first season as general manager.