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Madam Butterfly - 17 January 1950 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Warwick Braithwaite
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Lieutenant B F Pinkerton
US Navy
Kenneth Neate
a Marriage Broker
David Tree
servant to Madam Butterfly
Monica Sinclair
US Consul at Nagasaki
Tom Williams
Madam Butterfly
the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
The Bonze
Butterfly's uncle, a priest
Rhydderch Davies
The Imperial Commissioner Ronald Firmager
The Official Registrar Hubert Littlewood
Prince Yamadori
a wealthy suitor
Ernest Davies
Butterfly's child
Rita Richards
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Adele Leigh
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: R H Elkin
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 17 January 1950 (in Royal Opera House Collections)