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VenueFestival Theatre
From12th December 2000
To16th December 2000
WhenDec 12,14,16 at 19:15
What is currently on at Festival Theatre (V600)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T1312208194
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:T1312208194, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V600
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.


Company Scottish Opera
Conductor Guido Ajmone-Marsan
Director David McVicar
Design Yannis Thavoris
Lighting Paule Constable
Performer Natalia Dercho (Cio-Cio-San)
Performer Jane Irwin (Suzuki)
Performer Ian Storey (B F Pinkerton)
Performer Jason Howard (Sharpless)
Performer Peter Van Hulle (Goro)
Performer Stephen Garner (The Bonze)

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