Cast & Characters


Principal Cast Members:
Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly)      Liping Zhang
Lieutenant B.F. PinkertonJames Valenti
SharplessAnthony Michaels-Moore
SuzukiHelene Schneiderman
GoroRobin Leggate
BonzeJeremy White
YamadoriZhengZhong Zhou
Imperial CommissionerDaniel Grice
Kate PinkertonRachael Lloyd

Characters

Cio-Cio-San: also known as Madama Butterfly, she is a trusting 15-year-old geisha who marries Lieutenant Pinkerton for love. He deserts her, and she bears his child after he has gone back to the US.
Soprano

B.F. Pinkerton: a Lieutenant in the US Navy, he takes a child-bride as a temporary diversion while he is staying in Japan, all the while intending to forget her, and marry when he returns to his own country.
Tenor

Sharpless: the American consul in Nagasaki, he tries to make Pinkerton realise the potentially disastrous consequences of his actions.
Baritone

Suzuki: Butterfly's faithful servant, she understands the reality of Cio-Cio-San's position all too well.
Mezzo-soprano

Goro: a marriage broker, he facilitates the wedding between Pinkerton and Butterfly and finds them a house and servants. Later, he tries to persuade Butterfly to make another marriage.
Tenor

The Bonze: Butterfly's uncle and a Buddhist monk. He is furious at conversion to Christianity and orders her family and friends to renounce her.
Bass

Yamadori: a wealthy Japanese Prince, his offer to marry the deserted Butterfly is rejected.
Baritone

Kate Pinkerton: Pinkerton’s American wife. She is horrified when she finds out about Butterfly and begs Butterfly to forgive the pain she has caused.
Mezzo-soprano
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REALD AND ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENT “MADAM BUTTERFLY 3D” BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
A PLF
PRODUCTION A JULIAN NAPIER FILM CIO-CIO SAN LIPING ZHANG PINKERTON JAMES VALENTI
IN MOSHE LEISER AND PATRICE CAURIER'S STAGING OF MADAMA BUTTERFLY
MUSIC PRODUCER DAVID GROVES CONDUCTOR PAUL WYNNE GRIFFITHS EDITORS JULIAN NAPIER AND STROO OLOFSSON
LINE PRODUCER ABIGAIL WELLER LIGHTING SUPERVISOR MIKE LE FEVRE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS REALD AND ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
PRODUCER PHIL STREATHER DIRECTED BY JULIAN NAPIER