The Cast

Gillene Butterfield

Julie Jordan

Gillene Butterfield has been a member of the Chorus of Opera North since 2006 and is originally from Swindon, Wiltshire. She studied at Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Her roles for Opera North include: Despina in Così fan tutte, Zorah in Ruddigore, Masha in The Queen of Spades, Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas and Rosaura the Puppet in The Adventures of Pinocchio. She has performed with Opera Holland Park, Opera Minima, Much Loved Productions, British Youth Opera and the National Youth Music Theatre. She was part of the chorus for 'Grimes On The Beach' at the Aldeburgh Festival and has also sung at the Salzburg Festival, Bregenz Festival, Buckingham Palace, the Linbury Studio and at the Handel House Museum.

Gillene returns to the role of Julie Jordan, which she played in Opera North’s 2012 production of Carousel in Leeds, on tour and at the Barbican in London.

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Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 13 – Sat 23 May 2015
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Norwich Theatre Royal
Thu 28 – Sat 30 May 2015
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Tue 2 – Sat 6 June 2015
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Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Wed 10 – Sat 13 June 2015
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The Cast - view all

Billy Bigelow - Keith Higham
Julie Jordan - Gillene Butterfield
Carrie Pipperidge - Aoife O'Sullivan
Enoch Snow - Joe Shovelton
Nettie Fowler - Yvonne Howard
Jigger Craigin - Stuart Neal
Mrs Mullin - Michele Moran

Creative Team - view all

Conductor - James Holmes
Director - Jo Davies
Set & Costume Designer - Anthony Ward
Choreographer - Kay Shepherd
Choreographer (Ballet) - Kim Brandstrup
Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet
Video Designer - Andrzej Goulding

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