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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. Revival.


Judith Howarth (Madam Butterfly)), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Pinkerton), Ashley Holland (Sharpless), Karen Cargill (Suzuki), Christopher Gillett (Goro), Paul Whelan (The Bonze), William Berger (Prince Yamadori), Madeleine Shaw (Kate Pinkerton)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Corporate Sponsor: skyARTS
Producer(s): English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Lithuanian National Opera
Conductor: David Parry
Director(s): Anthony Minghella (original director), Carolyn Choa (revival director)
Design: Michael Levine
Costume: Han Feng
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Other: Blind Summit Theatre (puppetry)
Translation: David Parry
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01762701689. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

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