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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
Cast
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Lieutenant in the US Navy
Arthur Davies
Goro
a Marriage Broker
John Dobson
Suzuki
servant to Cio-Cio-San
Miao Qing
Sharpless
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
Yakusidé
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
Trouble
Butterfly's child
Joanne Shreeves
Trouble
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
Actors
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)