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Madam Butterfly 1907Moody-Manners Opera Company

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Some operas took many years to reach Scotland in performance. Madam Butterfly first appeared here quite quickly, only three years after its Milan premiere. The Moody-Manners company gave it four performances divided between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The following spring, four more followed and a fifth was added in Dundee, and when they returned to Glasgow for a week in October, Butterfly was heard once more. 1909 saw a further Glasgow performance in March and two more in October. So, during those three seasons, this new work received a total of thirteen performances in Scotland - eight in Glasgow, four in Edinburgh and one in Dundee. The following year Moody-Manners gave the Scottish premiere performances of Tosca.

The cast is from a programme for 15 and 18 October in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1907

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Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

9 Oct, 19.00 12 Oct, 19.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

15 Oct, 19.00 18 Oct, 19.00

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