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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archiveAn 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. Running time 2hrs 50mins
Performers Mary Plazas (Cio-cio San), John Fanning (Sharpless), Pamela Helen Stephen (Suzuki), Michael Colvin (Goro), Mark Richardson (The Bonze), Jonathan McGovern (Prince Yamadori).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Producer English National Opera. Conductor Oleg Caetani. Conductor Martin Fitzpatrick. Director Anthony Minghella (original). Director Carolyn Choa (original associate director and choreographer). Director Sarah Tipple (revival). Design Michael Levine. Costume Han Feng. Lighting Peter Mumford. Choreographer Anita Griffin (revival).

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0113475403. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

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8 May 12
2 Jun 12
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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