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Madam Butterfly 1908Moody-Manners Opera Company

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For the second tour that included Madam Butterfly the Moody-Manners company made its first journey north of the central belt, with a week each in Aberdeen and Dundee. With the exception of the new Sharpless, the cast is identical to the team for the previous season's Scottish premiere. However by the autumn there were other singers prepared to take the major roles. The title role seems to have quickly become a favourite one for the company's leading lady.

The full casts are as shown in programmes for 5 March and 16 October in the Mitchell Library, and for 13 March in Aberdeen City Library. Major roles are as specified in reviews in the Dundee Advertiser and Dundee Courier & Argus, for the performance on 20 March.

Performance Cast

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Joseph O'Mara (Mar 5, 13, 20)

Seth Hughes (Oct 16)

Goro marriage broker

Mr W Bailey (Mar 5, 13, 20)

Frederick Davies (Oct 16)

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Toni Seiter

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Lewys James (Mar 5, 13)

William Dever (Mar 20; Oct 16)

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Fanny Moody


Miss P Weste (Mar 5)

Mabel Dennis (Mar 13)

Miss E Arnold (Oct 16)


Miss V Brown


Miss E Arnold (Mar 5)

Miss M Wingfield (Mar 13)

Miss J Kelly (Oct 16)

Uncle Yakuside

Mr E G Renshaw (Mar 5, 13)

Mr R Mawdesley (Oct 16)

Imperial Commissioner

Richard Carter (Mar 5, 13)

Mr D Gulland (Oct 16)

Official Registrar

Mr R Mawdesley (Mar 5, 13)

Mr L Lely (Oct 16)

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

Mr A James (Mar 5, 13, 20)

Richard Cliffe (Oct 16)

Prince Yamadori

Charles Moppett (Mar 5)

Mr M Alliston (Mar 13, 20; Oct 16)

Kate Pinkerton

Bessie Weir

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1908

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

21 Feb, 19.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Feb, 19.30 5 Mar, 19.30 7 Mar, 14.30 16 Oct, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

13 Mar, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

19 Mar, 19.00

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