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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. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 50 minutes. Sponsored by Coutts.
Performers Paul Charles Clarke (Pinkerton), Peter Hoare (Goro), Anna Burford (Suzuki), Christopher Purves (Sharpless), Niccia Focile (Cio-Cio-San), Timothy Mirfin (Imperial Commissioner), Iain Patterson (Bonze).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (to Mar 13). Conductor Julian Smith (from Mar 16). Producer Joachim Herz. Design Reinhart Zimmermann. Costume Eleonore Kleiber. Lighting John Waterhouse.

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0562222134. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

6 Jul 02Theatre Royal
Plymouth
Devon
26 Jun 02Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
21 Jun 02New Theatre
Oxford
Oxfordshire
12 Jun 02Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre)
Llandudno
Gwynedd
30 May 02Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol
City of Bristol
3 Apr 02
to
5 Apr 02
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool
Merseyside
26 Mar 02
to
30 Mar 02
Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
19 Mar 02
to
23 Mar 02
Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham
West Midlands
13 Mar 02
to
16 Mar 02
New Theatre
Oxford
Oxfordshire
11 Feb 02
to
9 Mar 02
New Theatre
Cardiff
Glamorgan

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