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Madama Butterfly

Composer:
Giacomo Puccini
Original Language:
Italian
Librettist:
Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Description:
Opera in III Acts
Notes:

Text after David Belasco’s play on John Luther Long’s story

Time:
Early 20th Century
Place:
Nagasaki, Japan
Role Voice Part Classification
Cio-Cio-San, Madama Butterfly Soprano L
Lt. Pinkerton Tenor L
Suzuki Mezzo-Soprano F
Sharpless Baritone F
Goro Tenor F
Prince Yamadori Baritone S
The Bonze Bass S
The Imperial Commissioner Bass B
Kate Pinkerton Mezzo-Soprano B
The Official Registrar Baritone B
Yakuside* Baritone CB
Cousin Soprano CB
Mother Mezzo-Soprano CB
Aunt Mezzo-Soprano CB
Trouble (Cio-Cio-San's child) B
* Yakuside-With Aria (original version. Drinking song) = B
 
Minimum Chorus:  21
Divisi:  SAT