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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. The spectacular 'In the Round' Production of Puccini's tragic masterpiece staged in an enchanting Japanese Water Garden.
Performers Li Ping Zhang, Nancy Yuen, Richard Roberts (Pinkerton, Alan Oke (Pinkerton), Marcia Bellamy, Mika Shigematsu, Keith Latham, Phillip Joll, Richard Angas, Dean Robinson, Aled Hall, Richard Whitehouse, Alison Kettlewell, Kuei-Lin, Richard Mosley-Evans, Paul Putnins, Miao Lu, Jeanette Ager, Ee Ping Yee, Ludovieco Fahey, Ross Malloy, Oliver Golding.
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Producer Raymond Gubbay. Director David Freeman. Conductor Peter Robinson. Design David Roger. Lighting Andrew Bridge. Translation Amanda Holden. Company BBC Concert Orchestra.

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1988059350. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

3 Mar 00
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4 Mar 00
Utilita Arena Birmingham
Birmingham
West Midlands
3 Feb 00
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18 Feb 00
The Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
Greater London

UKTW News/Reviews

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User Reviews

Sunday Times (11Jan01): The principal delights of the 2000 revival remain Rodger s beautiful Japanese water-garden set, and the moving heroine of the Chinese Li Ping Zhang, who touches the heartstrings with her truthful acting and her clean full-throated singing.

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