VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From30th May 2002
To30th May 2002
PricesFrom £6.00. To £42.50.
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T0562222134
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:T0562222134, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V856
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 50 minutes. Sponsored by Coutts.


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Carlo Rizzi (to Mar 13)
Conductor Julian Smith (from Mar 16)
Producer Joachim Herz
Design Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume Eleonore Kleiber
Lighting John Waterhouse
Performer Paul Charles Clarke (Pinkerton)
Performer Peter Hoare (Goro)
Performer Anna Burford (Suzuki)
Performer Christopher Purves (Sharpless)
Performer Niccia Focile (Cio-Cio-San)
Performer Timothy Mirfin (Imperial Commissioner)
Performer Iain Patterson (Bonze)

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