VenueLiverpool Empire Theatre
From4th May 2022
To7th May 2022
What is currently on at Liverpool Empire Theatre (V534)
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

An American naval officer (Pinkerton) 'acquires' a 15 year old Geisha wife during a stay in Japan - but has no intention of staying with her. After a while he returns to the USA and marries his fiancee. Meanwhile, Butterfly waits for him for three years, cut off from her family, religion and culture by being an American wife. And she is now a mother. When he finally returns she is overjoyed, but he brings with him his new wife. Story originally published in a magazine.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa
Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904)

Archive :: production:T1501345716, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V534
Current production:Work

Production details

Production Changes

Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
15 Oct 21
C:Welsh National Opera, O:Carlo Rizzi, O:James Southall (Plymouth/Llandudno), I:Lindy Hume, I:Denni Sayers (movement director), S:Isabella Bywater, S:Ash J Woodward (video), L:Elanor Higgins), P:Leonardo Caimi (Pinkerton Se 24/26 Oct 14/15/19/20/26/28 Nov 2/4/9/11 and Spring 2022), P:Peter Auty (Pinkerton - Sep 28/ Oct 1/2/27 Nov 3/10/30 Dec 1), P:Tom Randle (Goro), P:Anna Harvey (Suzuki - Sep 24/26/28 Nov 30 Dec 1), P:Kezia Bienek (Suzuki Oct 1/2/14/15/26/27/28 Nov 9/10/11 and Spring 2022), P:Mark Stone (Sharpless - Autumn 2021), P:Gareth Brynmor John (Sharpless - Spring 2022), P:Joyce El-Khoury (Cio-Cio-San - Sep 24/28/ Oct 2/14/19/26/28 Nov 2/4/9), P:Alexia Voulgaridou (Cio-Cio-San - Sep 26 Oct 1/15/20/27 Nov 3/10 and Spring 2022), P:Meeta Raval (Cio-Cio-San - Nov 11/30 Dec 1), P:Keel Watson (The Bonze), P:Neil Balfour (Prince Yamadori), P:Meriel Andrew (Cousin), P:Monkia Sawa (Mother), P:Carolyn Jackson (Aunt), P:George Newton-Fitzgerald (Uncle Yakuside), P:Julian Boyce (Imperial Commissioner), P:Jack O'Kelly (Official Registrar), P:Sian Meinir (Kate Pinkerton), P:Emma Jackson (Bodyguard), P:Jenni Duffy (Bodyguard)


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor James Southall
Director Lindy Hume (original director)
Director Caroline Chaney (revival director)
Director Fleur Snow (2nd staff director)
Director Danni Sayers (movement)
Design Isabella Bywater
Design Ash J Woodward (video)
Lighting Elanor Higgins
Performer Leonardo Caimi (Pinkerton)
Performer Tom Randle (Goro)
Performer Kezia Bienek (Suzuki)
Performer Gareth Brynmor John (Sharpless)
Performer Alexia Voulgaridou (Butterfly - Cio-Cio-San)
Performer Keel Watson (The Bonze)
Performer Sion Goronwy (The Bonze)
Performer Neil Balfour (Prince Yamadori)
Performer Meriel Andrew (Cousin)
Performer Monika Sawa (Mother)
Performer George Newton-Fitzgerald (Uncle Yakuside)
Performer Carolyn Jackson (Aunt)
Performer Julian Boyce (Imperial Commissioner)
Performer Jack O'Kelly (Official Registrar)
Performer Sian Meinir (Kate Pinkerton)
Performer Emma Jason (Bodyguard)
Performer Jenni Duffy (Bodyguard)

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