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Madam Butterfly 1990Scottish Opera

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John Mauceri took over this first revival of the Nuria Espert staging which also allowed a number of younger singers to try out their roles, and had an extensive run of fourteen performances.


Scottish Opera's Season -1989/90

The 1989/90 season of Scottish Opera included new productions of Salome,  La forza del destinoCosì fan tutte,  The Merry WidowThe Threepenny Opera and Duke Bluebeard's Castle.  The revivals were Oedipux Rex (partnering Bluebeard),  Madam Butterfly,  Die Fledermaus and Jenůfa.  There was an Opera-Go-Round tour of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana (in that order).

Performance Cast

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Arthur Davies (Exc Jun 8, 26, 30)

Howard Haskin (Jun 8)

Seppo Ruohonen (Jun 26, 30)

Goro marriage broker

Neil Jenkins

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Anne-Marie Owens

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Norman Bailey (Exc Jun 8)

Jason Howard (Jun 8)

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Janice Cairns (Exc Jun 8, 26, 30)

Anne Williams-King (Jun 8, 26, 30)

Imperial Commissioner

Paul Anwyl

Official Registrar

Malcolm Aitken

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

David Gwynne

Prince Yamadori

Jonathan Hawkins

Kate Pinkerton

Carol Rowlands

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1990

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

23 May, 19.15 26 May, 19.15 31 May, 19.15 2 Jun, 14.15 5 Jun, 19.15

Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

7 Jun, 19.15 8 Jun, 19.15 9 Jun, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

12 Jun, 19.15 14 Jun, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

19 Jun, 19.15 23 Jun, 19.15

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Jun, 19.15 30 Jun, 19.15

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