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Founder & General Director

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Madama Butterfly

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Conductor
Jonathan Dudley

Stage Director
David Farrar

Set Designer
Peter Dean Beck

Lighting Designer
Russell Pyle

Costumes designed by
Toni Businger
for the San Francisco Opera

Costumer
Cathleen Lisbeth Edwards

Wigs and Makeup by
Theatrical Hairgoods Co., Inc.

Assistant Conductor
and Chorus Director
James Ruggirello

Madama Butterfly
First performance
La Scala, Milan
February 17, 1904

Dates of Performances:
May 19, 21 and 22, 1982
Wilshire Ebell Theater,
Los Angeles, California

 

Madama Butterfly

Opera in Three Acts

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
English translation by Anne Chotzinoff Grossman

with
Los Angeles Opera Theater Opera Orchestra

 
CAST
(in order of appearance)
 
B. F. Pinkerton,
Lieutenant in the United States Navy
  Augusto Paglialunga
Goro, a marriage broker Jeffrey Gerstein
Suzuki, servant to Butterfly Gail Dubinbaum
Sharpless,
United States Consul at Nagasaki
Conrad Immel
ClO-ClO-San, Madama Butterfly Maria Abajian
Martha Sheil
The Cousin Yvonne Regalado
Cio-Cio-San's Mother Carolyn Glazier
Yakuside Keith Butenshon
The Aunt Laurel Lee James
The Imperial Commissioner Herbert Ware
The Official Registrar David Darling
The Bonze, Cia-Cia-San's uncle Michael Gallup
Prince Yamaadori Herbert Ware
Trouble, Cia-Cia-San's child Lindsay Dart
Kate Pinkerton Jamee Ard

Cio-Cio-San's relatives and friends, servants.

Nagasaki, Japan, about the turn of the century.

 
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