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Madama Butterfly - 16 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
B.F. Pinkerton
a lieutenant in the US Navy
James Valenti
a marriage broker
Robin Leggate
Cio-Cio-San's maid
Helene Schneiderman
US consul at Nagasaki
Anthony Michaels-Moore
('Madama Butterfly')
Amarilli Nizza
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
('Sorrow'), Cio-Cio-San's child
Niklas Allan
Kate Pinkerton Rachael Lloyd
Cio-Cio-San's relations, friends and servants The Royal Opera Chorus
Extra Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: This performance marked Robin Leggate's retirement after 35 years performing with The Royal Opera.
Language: Italian
Surtitled by: Kenneth Chalmers
Durations: Act I: 7.34-8.25pm, Acts II and III: 8.53-10.16pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 16 July 2011 (in Royal Opera House Collections)