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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 55 minutes.
Performers David Rendall (Pinkerton), Aled Hall (Goro), Claire Bradshaw (Suzuki), Henry Newman (Sharpless), Helen Field (Cio-Cio-San), Timothy Mirfin (Imperial Commissioner), Alan Fairs (Bonze).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Julian Smith (to Nov 2). Conductor Simon Phillippo (from Nov 7). Director Joachim Hertz. 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 T1424597652. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

14 Nov 02Grand Theatre
Swansea
Glamorgan
7 Nov 02Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
29 Oct 02
to
2 Nov 02
Grand Opera House
Belfast
Belfast
23 Oct 02New Theatre
Oxford
Oxfordshire

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