Madama Butterfly

Opera: Work details

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Music title: Madama Butterfly (1904)
Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa
Librettist: Luigi Illica
Work definition: Tragedia giapponese in two acts
Title notes: Also known as 'Madam Butterfly'
After: After the play 'Madame Butterfly' by Belasco.
Language: Italian
World premiere: 17 February 1904, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
ROH premiere: 10 July 1905, Grand Opera Syndicate Limited
ROH company premiere: 17 January 1950, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Madam Butterfly (1950) Covent Garden Opera Company (44 performances online)
Madama Butterfly (1988) The Royal Opera (8 performances online)
Madama Butterfly (2003) The Royal Opera (53 performances online)