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Madam Butterfly 2001Chisinau National Opera, Moldova

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The Ellen Kent touring company had been visiting the central belt for several seasons, and here ventured further north. Dundee had not seen a full-scale performance of a Puccini opera since the old Gaumont Theatre had lost its stage in 1961, just after the last Sadler's Wells visit (including a Tosca with Victoria Elliott, Charles Craig and Peter Glossop). Here, the simple stage facilities in the Caird Hall worked fine when only one set was required, and the vast hall's wonderful acoustic suited the Puccini soundworld ideally.

The soprano Mariana Colpos was an ideally moving Cio-Cio-San, sadly not to return. The conductor, tenor and baritone would become familiar, and welcome, visitors for the next decade and more.

Additional Scottish dates and casts to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Nicolae Busuioc

Goro marriage broker

Vasile Micusa

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Liliana Lavric

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Vladimir Dragos

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Mariana Colpos

Imperial Commissioner

Vitale Cires

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

Nicolae Covaliov

Prince Yamadori

Vladimir Zaklikovsky

Kate Pinkerton

Profira Madan

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 2001

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Caird Hall | Dundee

6 Jun, 19.30

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