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Madama Butterfly - 11 September 1993 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Chorus Director Terry Edwards
Leader Bradley Creswick
Cast
Goro
a marriage broker
John Dobson
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
a lieutenant in the US Navy
Arthur Davies
Suzuki
servant to Cio-Cio-San
Anne-Marie Owens
Sharpless
American Consul
Alan Opie
Cio-Cio-San ('Madama Butterfly') Diana Soviero
Imperial Commissioner Stephen Gadd
Official Registrar Bryan Secombe
Cio-Cio-San's mother Jessica Bonar
Yakusidé
an uncle of Cio-Cio-San
John Winfield
A cousin Elizabeth Sikora
An aunt Susan Maisey
The Bonze
a Buddhist priest and uncle of Cio-Cio-San
Eric Garrett
Prince Yamadori Robin Leggate
Dolore
('Sorrow', Cio-Cio-San's child)
Freddie Englebach
Kate Pinkerton Isobel Bradshaw
Cio-Cio-San's relations, friends and servants The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: The performance was preceded by the National Anthem, as was customary for the opening of the Royal Opera Season.
Language: Italian
Surtitled by: David Edwards
Durations: National Anthem: 7.01-7.02pm, Act I: 7.02-7.53pm, Acts II and III: 8.32-9.56pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 11 September 1993 (in Royal Opera House Collections)