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Madam Butterfly 1968Scottish Opera

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The first revival of this Butterfly staging from 1965 featured the return of Felicia Weathers and Charles Craig, and, in some performances, the British debut of a very attractive young Italian tenor, Franco Bonisolli. He had a lovely lyric voice, and he was a good actor - a near ideal Pinkerton.

The spring season began with a new production of The Marriage of Figaro. There were revivals of Boris Godunov as well as Madam Butterfly. However the most ambitious project, and the one for which the season's programme cover was designed, was Götterdämmerung.

Performance Cast

Lieut. F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Franco Bonisolli (May 11, 14, 17)

Charles Craig (May 23, 29, 31)

Goro marriage broker

John Robertson

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Laura Sarti

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Ronald Morrison

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Felicia Weathers

Imperial Commissioner

William Elvin

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

John Lawson Graham

Prince Yamadori

William Elvin

Kate Pinkerton

Patricia Hay

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1968

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

11 May, 19.00 14 May, 19.00 17 May, 19.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

23 May, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 May, 19.00 31 May, 19.00

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