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Madama Butterfly - 3 March 1961 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Bryan Balkwill
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Lieutenant F.B. Pinkerton
U.S. Navy
Charles Craig
Goro
a Marriage Broker
David Tree
Suzuki
servant to Madama Butterfly
Josephine Veasey
Sharpless
U.S. Consul at Nagasaki
Louis Quilico
Madama Butterfly
the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Marie Collier
The Imperial Commissioner Ronald Firmager
The Official Registrar Keith Raggett
The Bonze
Butterfly's uncle, a priest
David Ward
Prince Yamadori
a wealthy suitor
Joseph Ward
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Mary Wells
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: Italian
Durations: Act I: 7.31-8.18pm, Act II: 8.49-10.07pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 3 March 1961 (in Royal Opera House Collections)