VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From31st March 2017
To1st April 2017
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)T0914854239
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:T0914854239, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V856
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno).


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Lawrence Foster
Conductor James Southall
Director Joachim Herz
Director Caroline Chaney (revival direcrot)
Design Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume Eleonore Kleiber
Lighting John Waterhouse (original designer)
Performer Meeta Raval (Cio-Cio-San 10/12/18 Feb; 24/31 Mar; 6/8/27/29 Apr; 27/30 Jun)
Performer Linda Richardson (Cio-Cio-San 17 Feb; 25 Mar; 1/202222 Apr; 29 Jun)
Performer Jonathan Burton (Pinkerton 10/12/18 Feb; 24/31 Mar; 6/8 Apr)
Performer Paul Charles Clarke (Pinkerton 17 Feb; 25 Mar; 1/20/22/27/29 Apr; 27/30 Jun)
Performer David Kempster (Sharpless)
Performer Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (Suzuki)

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