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Madam Butterfly - 8 December 1953 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor John Barbirolli
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Lieutenant F.B. Pinkerton
U.S. Navy
John Lanigan
Goro
a Marriage Broker
David Tree
Suzuki
servant to Madam Butterfly
Monica Sinclair
Sharpless
U.S. Consul at Nagasaki
Jess Walters
Madam Butterfly
the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Lenora Lafayette
The Imperial Commissioner Ronald Firmager
The Official Registrar Hubert Littlewood
The Bonze
Butterfly's uncle, a priest
Rhydderch Davies
Prince Yamadori
a wealthy suitor
William Edwards
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Leonne Mills
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: R H Elkin
Durations: Act I: 7.05-7.55pm, Act II: 8.27-9.19pm, Act III: 9.34-10.10pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 8 December 1953 (in Royal Opera House Collections)