Details

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.

Cast/Performers

Leonardo Caimi (Pinkerton), Tom Randle (Goro), Kezia Bienek (Suzuki), Gareth Brynmor John (Sharpless), Alexia Voulgaridou (Butterfly - Cio-Cio-San), Keel Watson (The Bonze), Sion Goronwy (The Bonze), Neil Balfour (Prince Yamadori), Meriel Andrew (Cousin), Monika Sawa (Mother), George Newton-Fitzgerald (Uncle Yakuside), Carolyn Jackson (Aunt), Julian Boyce (Imperial Commissioner), Jack O'Kelly (Official Registrar), Sian Meinir (Kate Pinkerton), Emma Jason (Bodyguard), Jenni Duffy (Bodyguard)

Creatives/Company

Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Company: Welsh National Opera
Conductor: James Southall
Director(s): Lindy Hume (original director), Caroline Chaney (revival director), Fleur Snow (2nd staff director), Danni Sayers (movement)
Design(s): Isabella Bywater, Ash J Woodward (video)
Lighting: Elanor Higgins
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1501345716. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

14 May 22Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
4 May 22
to
7 May 22
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool
Merseyside
26 Apr 22
to
30 Apr 22
Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre)
Llandudno
Gwynedd
23 Apr 22Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham
West Midlands
9 Apr 22Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth
Devon
2 Apr 22Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol
City of Bristol
22 Mar 22
to
26 Mar 22
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
16 Mar 22
to
19 Mar 22
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff
Glamorgan

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