VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th May 2016
To7th July 2016
WhenJun 2,4,7,16,24,30, Jul 5,7 at 19:30. May 21, Jun 11,18 at 18:30. May 29 Mat 15:00
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T096503009
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:T096503009, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in English with surtitles


Producer English National Opera
Conductor Richard Armstrong (not Jul 5/7)
Director Anthony Minghella
Choreographer Carolyn Choa (associate director)
Director Sarah Tipple (revival director)
Design Michael Levine
Costume Han Feng
Lighting Peter Mumford
Choreographer Anita Griffin (Anita Griffin (revival choreographer)
Other Blind Summit Theatre (puppetry)
Translation David Parry
Performer Rena Harms (Cio-Cio San )
Performer David Butt Philip (F.B. Pinkerton)
Performer George von Bergen (Sharpless)
Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Suzuki)
Performer Alun Rhys Jenkins (Goro)
Performer Matthew Durkan (Yamadori)
Performer Samantha Price (Kate Pinkerton)
Performer Mark Richardson (The Bonze)

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