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Madama Butterfly - 2 October 1993 Evening 7.30pm

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
a marriage broker
John Dobson
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
a lieutenant in the US Navy
Neil Shicoff
servant to Cio-Cio-San
Anne-Marie Owens
American Consul
Alan Opie
Cio-Cio-San ('Madama Butterfly') Diana Soviero
Cio-Cio-San ('Madama Butterfly') Katerina Kudriavchenko
Imperial Commissioner Stephen Gadd
Official Registrar Bryan Secombe
Cio-Cio-San's mother Jessica Bonar
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
('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: In Act III Diana Soviero acted the role of Cio-Cio-San while Katerina Kudriavchenko sang from the side of the stage.
Language: Italian
Surtitled by: David Edwards
Durations: Act I: 7.34-8.25pm, Acts II and III: 9.01-10.27pm
Radio - live relay: BBC Radio 3; 2 October 1993
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 2 October 1993 (in Royal Opera House Collections)