Scene from the opera, Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini
Scene from the opera, Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini: Cio Cio San's uncle, the Bonze, interrupts her marriage ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel F. B. Pinkerton, ordering her family to renounce her as she has converted to Christianity in order to please her new American husband. Date: c.1910
© Mary Evans Picture Library/TAH Collection
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Yosyp Stadnyk - Ukranian Theatre director and actor
Yosyp Stadnyk (1876-1954) - Theatre director and actor. Stadnyk played over 100 roles, mostly character roles in a realist style, in plays by Mykhailo Starytsky, Marko Kropyvnytsky, William Shakespeare, Moliere, Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller, and Nikolai Gogol. As a director he staged over 200 productions of dramas, operas, and operettas. Here he is taking a role in a performance of a Ukrainian epic folk ballad (duma) referred to as Duma about Marusya Boguslavka'. Date: 1919
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Kitty Grey adapted by J Smyth Pigott
Kitty Grey adapted by J. Smyth Pigott from Les Fetards by Antony Mars and Maurice Hennequin (1897); music Lionel Monckton et. al. First produced at the Apollo Theatre, 7th September 1901.
The charming hand-written message, dated 24th December 1901 reads: Dear Maudie, I thought you might like to add this card to your collection. I got it at the Apollo on Saturday. Tout a vous, Charlie.
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library