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Madama Butterfly - 31 October 1988 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Michael Schønwandt
Leader John Brown
Chorus Director Robin Stapleton
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Lieutenant in the US Navy
Arthur Davies
a Marriage Broker
John Dobson
servant to Cio-Cio-San
Miao Qing
US Consul at Nagasaki
Jonathan Summers
Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
A Geisha and the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Catherine Malfitano
The Imperial Commissioner Anthony Michaels-Moore
The Official Registrar Duncan Reece
Cio-Cio-San's Mother Nada Pobjoy
an Uncle of Cio-Cio-San
Ignatius McFadyen
A Cousin Elizabeth Sikora
An Aunt Norma Morgan
The Bonze
a Buddhist Priest and Uncle of Cio-Cio-San
Roderick Earle
Prince Yamodori
a wealthy suitor
David Wilson-Johnson
Butterfly's child
Joanne Shreeves
Butterfly's child
Nicola Salthouse
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Anna Cooper
Cio-Cio-San's Relatives, Friends, and Servants The Royal Opera Chorus
Children from St Peter and St Paul Primary School (Mitcham)
Children from Putney Park School (London)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: Italian
Surtitled by: Amanda Holden
Durations: Act I: 7.37-8.27pm, Act II: 9.00-10.23pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 31 October 1988 (in Royal Opera House Collections)