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Madam Butterfly 1917Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are extracted from the Scotsman review (22 March).

"The Butterfly last night was Miss Miranda.   She did not overdo the pathetic side of the character, and in the final scene there was a fine dignity, which in no way transcended what might be supposed to be the natural bounds of the character.   Miss Misranda's singing was also very true and musical."

As the maid, Suzuki, after Butterfly the best drawn character, dramatically and musically, in the opera, Miss Ida Carton was also a decided success. It was a life-like study, and her agreeable contralto voise supplied a very attractive element to the general musical effect.

"there was a praiseworthy smoothness and finish in the playing of the orchestra, and the opera was artistically staged.  Altogether, the performance was one which did credit to the long and honourable record of the Carl Rosa Company."

Performances by Carl Rosa Opera in Scotland during 1917 consisted of four weeks at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal then two at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum. The full schedule was as follows:-

w/c Mon 19 Feb Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed Lily of Killarney; Thu Faust; Fri Magic Flute; Sat m Madam Butterfly; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 26 Feb Aida; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Trovatore; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Cav and Pag; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Mon 5 Mar Carmen; Tue Trovatore; Wed Magic Flute; Thu Aida; Fri Madam Butterfly; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

w/c Mon 12 Mar Cav and Pag; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed RigolettoThu Madam Butterfly; Fri Carmen; Sat m Faust; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 19 Mar Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Faust; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Carmen; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Trovatore

w/c Mon 26 Mar Rigoletto; Tue Lily of KillarneyWed Aida; Thu Tales of Hoffmann; Fri Attack on the MillSat m CarmenSat e Maritana.

Six Tales of Hoffmann; Madam Butterfly 

Four Faust; Trovatore; Carmen

Three Aida; Marriage of Figaro

Two Cav and Pag; Lily of Killarney; Magic Flute; Maritana; Rigoletto.

One Attack on the Mill

Performance Cast

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Hebden Foster

Prince Yamadori

George Gorst

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

Fred Lewis

Goro marriage broker

Robert Brookes

Kate Pinkerton

Eva Turner

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Ida Carton

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Beatrice Miranda

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Hughes Macklin

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1917

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Feb, 19.15 24 Feb, 14.00 28 Feb, 19.15 9 Mar, 19.15 15 Mar, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

21 Mar, 19.30

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