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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.
Performers Cheryl Barker (Madam Butterfly), John Hudson (Lieutenant Pinkerton), Christopher Booth-Jones (Sharpless), Christine Rice (Suzuki), John Graham-Hall (Goro), Mark Richardson (Bonze), Julia Melinek (Madam Butterfly from May 18), David Rendall (Lieutenant Pinkerton from May 10), Richard Robers (Don Riccardo), Paul Hodges (Jago).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Conductor Michael Lloyd. Director Graham Vick (original director). Director Leah Hausman (revival director). Design Stefanos Lazaridis). Lighting Matthew Richardson. Translation R H Elkin.

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T155887869. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

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