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DetailsAn 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.
Cast/Performers Nam-young Kim (Madam Butterfly - some dates), Hyeseoung Kwon (Madam Butterfly - some dates), Myung-Joo Lee (Madam Butterfly - some dates)
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Producer: Raymond Gubbay
Presented by: Royal Albert Hall
Company: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Director: David Freeman
Design: David Roger
Musical Director: Oliver Gooch
Lighting: Andrew Bridge
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Translation: Amanda Holden
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