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Madama Butterfly, 24 June 2018

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Lieutenant B F Pinkerton: Joshua Guerrero

Goro: Carlo Bosi

Suzuki: Elizabeth DeShong

Sharpless: Michael Sumuel

Cio-Cio-San: Olga Busuioc

The Cousin: Jennifer Witton

Cio-Cio-San's Mother: Eirlys Myfanwy Davies

Yakuside, Cio-Cio-San's Uncle: Adam Marsden

The Aunt: Shuna Scott Sendall

Imperial Commissioner: Michael Mofidian

Official Registrar: Jake Muffett

Bonze: Oleg Budaratskiy

Prince Yamadori: Simon Mechlinkski

Sorrow: Beatrix Prawanna

Sorrow: Rupert Wade

Kate Pinkerton: Ida Ränzlöv

Production Team

Director: Annilese Miskimmon

Designer: Nicky Shaw

Lighting Designer: Mark Jonathan

Movement Director: Kally Lloyd Jones

Video Designer: Ian William Galloway

Chorus Master: Nicholas Jenkins