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Madam Butterfly 1960Sadler's Wells Opera

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This cast was typical of Sadler's Wells - Victoria Elliott was one of the leading lyric sopranos in the company, particularly known for her Violetta and Tosca. John Hargreaves spent most of his career with the company, while William Aitken had started with the Carl Rosa. Anthony Besch was already a director of great promise, but quite prepared to revive someone else's staging when required.

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Performance Cast

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

William Aitken

Goro marriage broker

Stanley Bevan

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Ann Robson

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

John Hargreaves

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Victoria Elliott

Imperial Commissioner

Eric Stannard

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

Lawrence Folley

Prince Yamadori

Lawrence Folley

Kate Pinkerton

Jane Whitehead

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1960

Map List

Empire Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Oct, 19.00

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

27 Oct, 19.00

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