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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. Sun in Italian with English supertitles. Running time 2 hours 50 minsPerformers Rebecca Nash (Cio-Cio San), Jennifer Johnston (Suzuki), John Hudson (B.F. Pinkerton), Garry Magee (Sharpless), Harry Nicolls (Goro), Richard Wiegold (The Bonze), Gareth Rhys Davies (Yamadori), Catriona Barr (Kate Pinkerton).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa. Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904). Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Francesco Corti. Conductor Derek Clark. Director David McVicar (original director. Director Leah Hausman (director/movement director). Design Yannis Thavoris. Lighting Paule Constable (original lighting). Lighting Robert B Dickson.
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