VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From14th October 2013
To1st December 2013
WhenOct 14,16,21,23, Nov 2,8,13,15,21,29 at 19:30. Oct 19, Nov 23 at 18:30. Oct 26, Dec 1 Mats 15:00
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T01713154729
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:T01713154729, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

Classic Revival. Running time: approx 3 hrs.

Special Performances

  • 13 Nov 13 Sign Interpreted


Producer English National Opera
Producer Metropolitan Opera New York
Producer Lithuanian National Opera
Conductor Gianluca Marciano
Conductor Martin Fitzpatrick
Director Anthony Minghella (original direction)
Director Sarah Tipple (revival direction)
Choreographer Carolyn Choa
Design Michael Levine
Costume Han Feng
Lighting Peter Mumford
Choreographer Anita Griffin (revival choreographer)
Other Blind Summit (puppetry)
Translation David Parry
Performer Dina Kuznetsova (Cio-Cio San - some dates)
Performer Mary Plazas (Cio-Cio San - some dates)
Performer Timothy Richards (F.B. Pinkerton - some dates)
Performer Gwyn Hughes Jones (F.B. Pinkerton - some dates)
Performer George van Bergan (Sharpless)
Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Suzuki)
Performer Alun Rhys-Jenkins (Goro)
Performer Mark Richardson (The Bonze)
Performer Alexander Robin Baker (Prince Yamadori)
Performer Catherine Young (Kate Pinkerton)

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