Opera Scotland

Madam Butterfly 2023Opera Bohemia

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Opera Bohemia, Scotland’s professional touring company, makes its Perth Festival debut with an intimate chamber version of Puccini’s masterpiece, Madama Butterfly. Scottish director John Leo Wilkie returns to the company having recently created productions for Opera Holland Park, New Zealand Festival Opera and Danish National Opera. 

A star cast is led by Scottish soprano Catriona Clark, a favourite with Opera Bohemia audiences and already highly acclaimed in the role of Cio-Cio-San. Other cast members include former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Louise Collett, Alexander Gibson Opera School graduates Thomas Kinch and Seumas Begg, and American baritone Whitaker Mills, who recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut. 

The production is accompanied by the Bohemia Ensemble in a special chamber orchestration, under the baton of Musical Director Alistair Digges. This tale of love, sacrifice and heartbreak promises to be a memorable night for opera lovers and newcomers alike. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, approx. 2hrs.

Performance Cast

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Thomas Kinch

Goro marriage broker

Seumas Begg

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Louise Collett

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Whitaker Mills

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Catriona Clark

Imperial Commissioner

Charlotte Bateman

Kate Pinkerton

Ines Mayhew-Begg

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 2023

Map List

Rothesay Pavilion | Rothesay, Isle of Bute

29 Jul, 14.00

Easterbrook Hall | Dumfries

30 Jul, 16.00

Eastwood Park Theatre | Giffnock, Glasgow

1 Aug, 19.30

St John's Renfield Church | Glasgow

2 Aug, 19.30

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

4 Aug, 19.30

Macphail Theatre | Ullapool

6 Aug, 15.30

An Lanntair | Stornoway, Lewis

8 Aug, 20.00

One Touch Theatre, Eden Court | Inverness

13 Aug, 19.30

Community Hall, Boat of Garten | Boat of Garten

14 Aug, 19.30

MacArts Centre | Galashiels

16 Aug, 19.30

Marryat Hall, Caird Hall Complex | Dundee

19 Aug, 19.30

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