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Madama Butterfly, 3 November 2016

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Conductor: John Wilson

Orchestra: Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra


Lieutenant B F Pinkerton: Matteo Lippi

Goro: Alun Rhys-Jenkins

Suzuki: Claudia Huckle

Sharpless: Francesco Verna

Cio-Cio-San: Karah Son

The Cousin: Irina Loskova

Cio-Cio-San's Mother: Thomasin Trezise

Yakuside, Cio-Cio-San's Uncle: Michael Wallace

The Aunt: Pamela Wilcock

Imperial Commissioner: John Mackenzie-Lavansch

Official Registrar: Edmund Danon

Bonze: Michael Druiett

Prince Yamadori: Adam Marsden

Sorrow: Ethan Kerr

Kate Pinkerton: Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Production Team

Original Director: Annilese Miskimmon

Assistant Director: PJ Harris

Designer: Nicky Shaw

Lighting Designer: Mark Jonathan

Movement Director: Kally Lloyd Jones

Video Design: Ian William Galloway

Chorus Master: Jeremy Bines