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.


Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San - Jun 25/29 Jul 2/4), Liping Zhang (mat)/12/15), Amarilli Nizza Cio-Cio-San - Jul 16), James Valenti (B.F. Pinkerton), Rachael Lloyd (Kate Pinkerton), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Sharpless), Helene Schneiderman (Suzuki), Robin Leggate (Goro), Jeremy White (Bonze), ZhengZhong Zhou (Prince Yamadori), Daniel Grice (Imperial Commissioner)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Producer: Royal Opera House
Conductor(s): Andris Nelsons, Paul Wynne Griffiths (Jul 16)
Director(s): Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Design: David Roger
Musical Director: Oliver Gooch
Lighting: Andrew Bridge
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Translation: Amanda Holden
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T034856414. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

25 Jun 11
16 Jul 11
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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