Event Madam Butterfly
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Venue Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event The Coronation Festival Opera Season
First Date 12 June 1953
Opening Date 12 June 1953
Last Date 20 June 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
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
R H Elkins Adaptor
Verdon Williams Associate Conductor
Robert Allman Baritone Sharpless / Prince Yamadori
John Shaw Baritone Sharpless
Robert Simmons Baritone
Alan Eddy Bass The Bonze
Alison Holder Choir Master/Mistress
Barbara Howard Choir Master/Mistress
Max Worthley Choir Master/Mistress
Eric Clapham Conductor
Justine Rettick Contralto Suzuki
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 Madame Butterfly
Alwyn Smith Soprano Kate Pinkerton
James Convery Stage Director
Leslie Adams Tenor F B Pinkerton
Lance Ingram Tenor F B Pinkerton
Lorenzo Nolan Tenor Goro
Miss Poxon Wardrobe Master / Mistress
John Luther Long Writer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book Through the Opera Glass
Programme University of Adelaide Theatre Collection
Event Identifier 70599