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Madama Butterfly - 10 January 1975 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Gaetano Delogu
Chorus Master Robin Stapleton
Leader Meyer Stolow
Cast
Lieut. F. Benjamin Pinkerton
U.S. Navy
José Carreras
Goro
a Marriage Broker
Francis Egerton
Suzuki
servant to Madama Butterfly
Noreen Berry
Sharpless
U.S. Consul at Nagasaki
Delme Bryn-Jones
Cio-Cio-San
known as Madama Butterfly, the Japanese bride of Pinkerton
Yasuko Hayashi
The Imperial Commissioner David Clyde
The Official Registrar Gwynne Sullivan
Cio-Cio-San's Mother Nada Pobjoy
Uncle Yakuside Ignatius McFadyen
A Cousin Ula van Wyk
An Aunt Alice Hynd
The Bonze
Butterfly's uncle, a priest
Richard Van Allan
Prince Yamadori
a wealthy suitor
William Elvin
Kate Pinkerton
Pinkerton's American wife
Anne Wilkens
Trouble
Butterfly's child
Gabrielle Shenton
Relations and Friends of Cio-Cio-San, Servants The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Miss Hayashi wears her own costumes.
Language: Italian
Durations: Act I: 7.31-8.21pm, Act II: 8.56-9.46pm, Act III: 10.03-10.36pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 10 January 1975 (in Royal Opera House Collections)