Event Madama Butterfly
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event State Opera of South Australia 1999 Season
First Date 1999
Opening Date 1999
Last Date 1999
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, a young U.S. Navy lieutenant, has arranged with Goro, a marriage broker, to acquire a fifteen-year-old Japanese bride, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly). Pinkerton takes a 999-year lease on a home overlooking Nagasaki harbor; this lease, as well as his marriage, can conveniently be canceled on a month's notice. Sharpless, the American Consul and a friend of Pinkerton's, arrives to witness the wedding. He warns Pinkerton not to treat the marriage lightly, as his bride-to-be is truly in love with him. Though Pinkerton claims to be infatuated with Butterfly, he proposes
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Subjects Betrayal
Name Function Notes
Catriona Barr Actor and Singer
Tasso Bouyessis Actor and Singer
Tasso Bouyessis Actor and Singer
David Cox Actor and Singer
Grant Doyle Actor and Singer
Brian Gilbertson Actor and Singer
Harrison Gilbertson Actor and Singer
David Hibbard Actor and Singer
Anke Hoppner Actor and Singer
Douglas McNicol Actor and Singer
Sally-Anne Russell Actor and Singer
Gregory Tomlinson Actor and Singer
Melissa Colley Assistant Stage Manager
Brianna Meldrum Assistant Stage Manager
Matthew Barclay Choreographer
Johanna Allen Chorus
Sally Bithell Chorus
Cherie Boogaart Chorus
Eniko Boros Chorus
Meran Bow Chorus
Erica Breuer Chorus
Frances Crooks Chorus
Hilary Erskine-O'Niell Chorus
Karen Finch Chorus
Michelle Gardham Chorus
Monica Green Chorus
Michelle Grootenboer Chorus
John Handley Chorus
Monica Hanusiak Klavins Chorus
Kristen Hardy Chorus
Lisa Hayes Chorus
Adam Howard Chorus
Nadine Johnston Chorus
Roslyn Lock Chorus
Sandra McCarthy-Lyne Chorus
Rex Millsteed Chorus
Tammy Morrison Chorus
Gregory Morton Chorus
Simon O'Loughlin Chorus
Imogen Roose Chorus
Danielle Ruggiero Chorus
Amara Seabrook Chorus
Lynne Smythe Chorus
Anne Timmis Chorus
Christopher Webb Chorus
Florin Radulescu Chorus Master/Mistress
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Vladimir Kamirski Conductor
Russell Cohen Designer
Peter England Designer
Moffatt Oxenbould Director
Luigi Illica Librettist
Robert Bryan Lighting Designer
Toby Sewell Lighting Designer
Karen Frost Stage Manager
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Italy
Further Information The orchestral players are listed in the programme.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme University of Adelaide BSL Special Collections, Theatre Collection
Web State Opera of South Australia Web Archive
Event Identifier 99990