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Madama Butterfly - 22 February 1978 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Anton Guadagno
Chorus Master John Bacon
Leader Meyer Stolow
Cast
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy
Neil Shicoff
Goro
a Marriage Broker
Francis Egerton
Suzuki
servant to Madama Butterfly
Gillian Knight
Sharpless
US Consul at Nagasaki
Peter Glossop
Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
a Geisha and the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Yasuko Hayashi
The Imperial Commissioner John Roche
The Official Registrar Gwynne Sullivan
Cio-Cio-San's Mother Nada Pobjoy
Yakusidé
an Uncle of Cio-Cio-San
Ignatius McFadyen
A Cousin Elizabeth Sikora
An Aunt Natalie Pepitt
The Bonze
a Buddhist Priest and Uncle of Cio-Cio-San
Forbes Robinson
Prince Yamadori
a wealthy suitor
Jonathan Summers
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Anne Wilkens
Dolore
Butterfly's child
Timothy Buckley
Cio-Cio-San's Relatives and Friends, and Servants The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: Italian
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 22 February 1978 (in Royal Opera House Collections)