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CountyEast Sussex
From14th October 2016
To29th October 2016
WhenOct 14,17,20,26 at 19:00. Oct 23,29 at 16:00
What is currently on at Glyndebourne (V671)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T01544990036
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:T01544990036, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V671
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.


Company Glyndebourne Opera
Company Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
Company Glyndebourne Chorus
Conductor John Wilson
Conductor Gareth Hancock
Director Annilese Miskimmon
Design Nicky Shaw
Director Kally Lloyd Jones (movement director)
Lighting Mark Jonathan
Performer Karah Son (Cio-cio San)
Performer Matteo Lippi (Pinkerton)
Performer Francesco Verna (Sharpless)
Performer Claudia Huckle (Suzuki)
Performer Alun Rhys-Jenkins (Goro)
Performer Michael Druiett (Bonze)

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