UKTW - 25 years online

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. Sung in Italian with English surtitles (and Welsh in Wales). Running time approx. 2 hours 50 mins.

Cast/Performers

Amanda Roocroft (Cio-Cio-San), Russell Thomas (Pinkerton), Neal Davies (Sharpless), Claire Bradshaw (Suzuki)

Creatives/Company

Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Company: Welsh National Opera
Conductor(s): Carlo Rizzo, Simon Phillippo (Venue Cymru)
Director: Joachim Herz
Design: Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume: Eleonore Kleiber
Lighting: John Waterhouse
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T531635024. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

26 Nov 09
to
28 Nov 09
Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
18 Nov 09
to
21 Nov 09
Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham
West Midlands
11 Nov 09
to
14 Nov 09
Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol
City of Bristol
4 Nov 09
to
7 Nov 09
New Theatre
Oxford
Oxfordshire
22 Oct 09
to
24 Oct 09
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool
Merseyside
14 Oct 09
to
17 Oct 09
Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre)
Llandudno
Gwynedd
17 Sep 09
to
4 Oct 09
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff
Glamorgan

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