Event Madama Butterfly
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Venue Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW
First Date 5 September 1953
Opening Date 5 September 1953
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Two act opera; produced by the National Theatre Opera Company, one of the National Theatre Movement's three professional companies at the time.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
R H Elkins Adaptor
Verdon Williams Associate Conductor
Robert Allman Baritone
John Shaw Baritone
Robert Simmons Baritone
Alan Eddy Bass
Alison Holder Choir Master/Mistress
Barbara Howard Choir Master/Mistress
Max Worthley Choir Master/Mistress
Eric Clapham Conductor
Justine Rettick Contralto
Madame Foulks Costume Designer
Madame Hanson Costume Designer
Madame Monica Costume Designer
Giuseppe Giacosa Librettist
Luigi Illica Librettist
John Bishop Musical Supervisor
David Belasco Playwright
Lennox Brewer Producer
Stefan Haag Producer
Gertrude Johnson Producer
Rupert Browne Scenic Artist
Dres Hardingham Scenic Artist
Louis Kahan Scenic Artist
Harry Mckenna Scenic Artist
Marie Collier Soprano
Betty Fretwell Soprano
Alwyn Smith Soprano
James Convery Stage Director
Leslie Adams Tenor
Lance Ingram Tenor
Lorenzo Nolan Tenor
Miss Poxon Wardrobe Master / Mistress
John Luther Long Writer
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Contains photographs of singers.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme University of Adelaide Theatre Collection
Book Bevan, Theatre Royal
Event Identifier 142827