VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From14th April 2004
To17th April 2004
WhenApr04 14,17 19:15
PricesFrom £6.00. To £42.50.
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T0307398693
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.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa
Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904)

Archive :: production:T0307398693, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V856
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time approx 2hrs 45mins


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Julian Smith
Director Joachim Herz
Director Robin Tebbutt (revival director)
Design Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume Eleonore Kleiber
Lighting John Waterhouse
Performer Nuccia Focile (Cio-Cio San)
Performer Stephen O'Mara (Pinkerton)
Performer Claire Bradshaw (Suzuki)
Performer Christopher Purves (Sharpless)

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