VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th November 2005
To13th December 2005
WhenNov 5,9,11,15,18,23,25,30, Dec 2,7,9,13 at 19:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £84.00.
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T01970999988
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:T01970999988, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

New Production. Running time 2 hours 50 minutes. Dec 16th Royal Gala Performance - all proceeds from this performance go to support The Prince's Trust's work with young people in London and ENO's Young Singers Programme, Debut. Dec 16th - Royal Gala Performance in the presence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall


Corporate Sponsor Sky
Corporate Sponsor Artsworld
Producer English National Opera
Producer Lithuanian National Opera
Director Anthony Minghella
Choreographer Carolyn Choa
Design Michael Levine
Costume Han Feng
Lighting Peter Mumford
Translation David Parry
Translation Anthony Minghella
Performer Mary Plazas (Madam Butterfly)
Performer Gwyn Hughes Jones (Lieutenant Pinkerton)
Performer Jean Rigby (Suzuki)
Performer Christopher Purves (Sharpless)
Performer Alan Oke (Goro)
Performer Julian Tovey (Bonze)
Performer Mark Stone (Yamadori)
Performer Victoria Simmonds (Kate Pinkerton)
Conductor David Parry

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