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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From20th March 2015
To11th April 2015
WhenMar 20,23,28,31, Apr 6 at 19:30.Apr 4,9,11 Mats 12:30
What is currently on at Royal Opera House (V377)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T980093676
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:T980093676, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V377
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Special Performances

  • 23 Mar 15 Sign Interpreted


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Producer Royal Opera House
Producer Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Director Moshe Leiser
Director Patrice Curier
Director Justin Way (Revival Director)
Design Christian Fenouillat
Costume Agostino Cavalca
Lighting Christophe Forey
Performer Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San - Mar15 20/23/28/31/ Apr15 4mat/9)
Performer Alexia Voulgaridou (Cio-Cio-San - Apr15 6/11)
Performer Brian Jagde (BF Pinkerton - Mar15 20/23/28/31/ Apr15 4mat/9)
Performer Noah Stewart (BF Pinkerton - Apr15 6/11)
Performer Gabriele Viviani (Sharpless)
Performer Carlo Bosi (Goro)
Performer Enkeljda Shkosa (Suzuki)
Performer Jeremy White (The Bonze)
Performer Yuriy Yurchuk (Prince Yamadori)
Performer Samuel Johnson (Imperial Commissione)
Performer Anush Hovhannisyan (Kate Pinkerton)
Company Royal Opera House
Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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