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Madama Butterfly - 15 July 2011 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths
Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna
Concert Master Vasko Vassilev
Cast
B.F. Pinkerton
a lieutenant in the US Navy
James Valenti
Goro
a marriage broker
Robin Leggate
Suzuki
Cio-Cio-San's maid
Helene Schneiderman
Sharpless
US consul at Nagasaki
Anthony Michaels-Moore
Cio-Cio-San
('Madama Butterfly')
Liping Zhang
Imperial Commissioner Daniel Grice
Official Registrar Jonathan Coad
Cio-Cio-San's mother Eileen Hamilton
Uncle Yakusidé Alan Duffield
Cousin Elizabeth Key
Aunt Kiera Lyness
The Bonze
a Buddhist priest and uncle of Cio-Cio-San
Jeremy White
Prince Yamadori ZhengZhong Zhou
Dolore
('Sorrow'), Cio-Cio-San's child
Mungo Reoch
Kate Pinkerton Rachael Lloyd
Cio-Cio-San's relations, friends and servants The Royal Opera Chorus
Extra Chorus
Actors
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: Italian
Surtitled by: Kenneth Chalmers
Durations: Act I: 7.42-8.32pm, Acts II and III: 9.03-10.23pm
3-D screening - future relay: Some small adjustments were made to the lighting design and some elements of the staging for the purpose of the 3D filming.
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 15 July 2011 (in Royal Opera House Collections)