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Madam Butterfly 1945Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details drawn from a short review in the Daily Record (12 May). It was noted Joan Hammond 'sang with exquisite artistry.'

The 1945 tour consisted of two weeks in Edinburgh, followed by two in Aberdeen then four in Glasgow.

W/c 26 Mar Edinburgh: Mon Tosca; Tue Traviata; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Bohème; Fri Tosca; Sat m Cav & Pag; Sat e Trovatore.

W/c 2 Apr Edinburgh: Mon Faust; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Cav & Pag; Wed e Tosca; Thu Butterfly; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

W/c 9 Apr Aberdeen: Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Butterfly; Wed m Cav & Pag; Wed e Faust; Thu Bohème; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

W/c 16 Apr Aberdeen: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Traviata; Wed e Hoffmann; Thu Trovatore; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Faust.

W/c 23 Apr Glasgow: Mon Tosca; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Traviata; Thu Tosca; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Cav & Pag; Sat e Bohème.

W/c 30 Apr Glasgow: Mon Trovatore; Tue Traviata; Wed m Bohème; Wed e Faust; Thu Barber; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Tosca; Sat e Rigoletto.

W/c 7 May Glasgow: Mon Faust; Tue Tosca; Wed m Hoffmann; Wed e Cav & Pag; Thu Bohème; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Trovatore; Sat e Barber.

W/c 14 May Glasgow: Mon Butterfly; Tue Barber; Wed Faust; Wed e Bohème; Thu Tosca; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust.

Performances of Cav & Pag were accompanied by those of nine other operas.

Performance Cast

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Hubert Dunkerley

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

John Myrddin

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Gladys Parr

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Joan Hammond

Production Cast


Harold Gray

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1945

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

28 Mar, 19.00 5 Apr, 19.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

10 Apr, 19.15 14 Apr, 14.30 20 Apr, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

25 Apr, 14.00 11 May, 19.00 14 May, 19.00 19 May, 14.00

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