Performance

VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From8th May 2012
To2nd June 2012
WhenMay 8,10,17,19,24,28,30 at 19:30. May 13, Jun12 2 Mats 15:00
PricesFrom £22.00. To £95.00.
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T0113475403
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:T0113475403, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

Running time 2hrs 50mins

Company

Producer English National Opera
Conductor Oleg Caetani
Conductor Martin Fitzpatrick
Director Anthony Minghella (original)
Director Carolyn Choa (original associate director and choreographer)
Director Sarah Tipple (revival)
Design Michael Levine
Costume Han Feng
Lighting Peter Mumford
Choreographer Anita Griffin (revival)
Performer Mary Plazas (Cio-cio San)
Performer John Fanning (Sharpless)
Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Suzuki)
Performer Michael Colvin (Goro)
Performer Mark Richardson (The Bonze)
Performer Jonathan McGovern (Prince Yamadori)

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