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Madam Butterfly 1948Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa 1948 tour included a week in Aberdeen, commencing Monday 12 April, with the following schedule: Mon Tosca; Tue Bohème; Wed Traviata; Thu Madam Butterfly; Fri Carmen; Sat mat Butterfly; Sat eve Trovatore.

During the next four weeks from 19 April, the Glasgow repertoire was lightened with the addition of Rossini's Barber. The repertoire therefore consisted of works by Rossini (Barber of Seville); Verdi (Trovatore, Traviata); Puccini (Bohème, Tosca, Butterfly) and Bizet (Carmen).

Cast details for Madam Butterfly on this tour are taken from the programme for 15 April in Aberdeen City Library, and Glasgow  programmes for the Saturday matinee 24 April (which also covers the previous evening's Barber of Seville), and for Wednesday 12 May. This also has information on the previous evening's Tosca performance. Both are in the Gardiner Collection (Mitchell Library).

Performance Cast

Lieut. F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Ivan Dixon (Apr 15, 24 m)

John Myrddin (May 12)

Goro marriage broker

Liddell Peddieson

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Betty Sagon (Apr 15, 24 m)

Patricia Black (May 12)

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Charles Miller (Apr 15; May 12)

Hubert Dunkerley (Apr 24 m)

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Gita de la Fuente (Apr 15)

Korina Hellas (Apr 24 m; May 12)

Imperial Commissioner

Bruce Clark

Bonze a priest, Cio-Cio-San's uncle

Ernest Thomas

Prince Yamadori

Ernest Thomas

Kate Pinkerton

May Cunningham

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1948

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 May, 19.15 12 May, 19.15 20 Apr, 19.15 24 Apr, 14.00 3 May, 19.15 12 May, 19.15 15 May, 14.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

15 Apr, 19.30 17 Apr, 14.30

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