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 Italian with English supertitles. Finish time 21:00 or 20:25


Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio-San), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Joshua Guerrero (Lieutenant B F Pinkerton), Michael Sumuel (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro - some dates), Francois Piolino (Goro)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Producer: Glyndebourne Opera
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
Director(s): Annilese Miskimmon, Kally Lloyd Jones (movement director)
Design: Nicky Shaw
Lighting: Mark Jonathan
Company(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1967812942. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

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18 Jul 18
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