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Madam Butterfly - 17 January 1950 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Warwick Braithwaite
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Cast
Lieutenant B F Pinkerton
US Navy
Kenneth Neate
Goro
a Marriage Broker
David Tree
Suzuki
servant to Madam Butterfly
Monica Sinclair
Sharpless
US Consul at Nagasaki
Tom Williams
Madam Butterfly
the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
The Bonze
Butterfly's uncle, a priest
Rhydderch Davies
The Imperial Commissioner Ronald Firmager
The Official Registrar Hubert Littlewood
Prince Yamadori
a wealthy suitor
Ernest Davies
Trouble
Butterfly's child
Rita Richards
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Adele Leigh
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: R H Elkin
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 17 January 1950 (in Royal Opera House Collections)