Event Madam Butterfly
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Venue Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW
First Date 29 July 1953
Opening Date 29 July 1953
Last Date 1 August 1953
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Puccini's melodious and colorful opera, Madam Butterfly, was presented at the Crystal Theatre last night as the second opera to be staged in the Coronation festival opera season by members of the Australian National Theatre Movement."
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Carol Roberts Actor Trouble
Robert Allman Baritone Yamadori
John Shaw Baritone Sharpless
Alan Eddy Bass Bonze
Marie Clark Choir Master/Mistress
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Justine Rettick Contralto Suzuki
Verdon Williams Musical Director
Gertrude Johnson Producer
Betty Fretwell Soprano Madam Butterfly
Alwyn Smith Soprano Mrs Pinkerton
Lance Ingram Tenor Lieutenant Pinkerton
Lorenzo Nolan Tenor Goro
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Performed on 29 July and 1 August 1953.
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper Barrier Miner, 28 July 1953, p. 6
Event Identifier 97522