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. Live cinema relay: Mar17 30. Sun in Italian with English surtitles.


Ermondla Jaho (Cio-Cio-San - Mar17 4/7/10 Apr17), Ana maria Martinez (Cio-Cio-San Apr17 13/17/20/22/25), Marcelo Puente (Pinkergon Mar17 4/7/10 Apr17), Teodor Ilincai (Apr17 13/17/20/22/25), Scott Hendricks (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Jeremy White (Bonze), Emily Edmonds (Kate Pinkerton), Gyula Nagy (Imperian Commissioner), Yuriy Yurchuk (Prince Yamadori)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica (1904)
Producer: Royal Opera House
Conductor(s): Antonio Pappano (Mar17 4/7/10 Apr17), Renato Balsadonna (Apr17 13/17/20/22/25)
Director(s): Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
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 T923737672. Details of all Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2007

Archive Listings

20 Mar 17
25 Apr 17
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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