Madame Butterfly

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere cast17 February 1904(Conductor:Cleofonte Campanini)[18] Brescia cast28 May 1904(Conductor:Cleofonte Campanini)[18]
Cio-Cio-san (Madama Butterfly) soprano Rosina Storchio Solomiya Krushelnytska
Suzuki, her maid mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Giaconia Giovanna Lucaszewska(or Giannina Lucacevska)
B.F. Pinkerton,[19] Lieutenant in the United States Navy tenor Giovanni Zenatello Giovanni Zenatello
Sharpless, United States consul at Nagasaki baritone Giuseppe De Luca Virgilio Bellatti
Goro, a matchmaker tenor Gaetano Pini-Corsi Gaetano Pini-Corsi
Prince Yamadori tenor[20] Emilio Venturini Fernando Gianoli Galletti
The Bonze, Cio-Cio-san's uncle bass Paolo Wulman (or Wullmann)[21] Giuseppe Tisci-Rubini
Yakuside, Cio-Cio-san's uncle bass Antonio Volponi[21] Fernando Gianoli Galletti
The Imperial Commissioner bass Aurelio Viale Luigi Bolpagni
The Official Registrar bass Ettore Gennari Anselmo Ferrari
Cio-Cio-san's mother mezzo-soprano Tina Alasia Serena Pattini
The aunt soprano ? Adele Bergamasco
The cousin soprano Palmira Maggi Carla Grementieri
Kate Pinkerton mezzo-soprano Margherita Manfredi Emma Decima
Dolore ("Sorrow"), Cio-Cio-san's child silent Ersilia Ghissoni Ersilia Ghissoni
Cio-Cio-san's relatives and friends and servants

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