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Madama Butterfly - 15 June 1981 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Lamberto Gardelli
Chorus Master John McCarthy
Leader Meyer Stolow
Cast
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy
Dennis O'Neill
Goro
a Marriage Broker
Francis Egerton
Suzuki
servant to Madama Butterfly
Josephine Veasey
Sharpless
U.S. Consul at Nagasaki
Leo Nucci
Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
a Geisha and the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Raina Kabaivanska
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
Richard Van Allan
Prince Yalmadori
a wealthy suitor
Philip Gelling
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Diana Montague
Dolore
Butterfly's child
Ty Smith
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 15 June 1981 (in Royal Opera House Collections)