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. Sung in English with surtitles


Rena Harms (Cio-Cio San ), David Butt Philip (F.B. Pinkerton), George von Bergen (Sharpless), Pamela Helen Stephen (Suzuki), Alun Rhys Jenkins (Goro), Matthew Durkan (Yamadori), Samantha Price (Kate Pinkerton), Mark Richardson (The Bonze)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Richard Armstrong (not Jul 5/7)
Director(s): Anthony Minghella, Sarah Tipple (revival director)
Choreographer(s): Carolyn Choa (associate director), Anita Griffin (revival choreographer
Design: Michael Levine
Costume: Han Feng
Lighting: Peter Mumford
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 T096503009. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

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West End
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