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Cio-Cio-San (Character)
from Madame Butterfly (1995)

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Alternate Names:
Butterfly / Cactus Polly / Cho-Cho San / Cho-Cho San's Father / Cho-Cho-San / Cio Cio San / Cio-Cio San / Madam Butterfly / Madam Butterfly, Cho-Cho-San / Madama Butterfly / Madama Butterfly, Cio-Cio-San / Madame Butterfly / Paris Opera Madama Butterfly / Singer: Cio-Cio San


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  1. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Puccini's Madama Butterfly (2016) TV episode, Played by Kristine Opolais (as Madama Butterfly)
        - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2009) TV episode, Played by Patricia Racette
  2. Madama Butterfly: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (2014) Played by Hiromi Omura (as Butterfly)
  3. The Girl from Nagasaki (2013) Played by Mariko Wordell (as Cho-Cho San) / Nobu Matsuhisa (as Cho-Cho San's Father)
  4. The World Opens Up - History of Hungarian Opera (2013) Played by Gabriella Létay-Kiss (as Madame Butterfly)
    ... aka "Ahol kinyílik a világ: A magyar operajátszás története" - Hungary (original title)
  5. "Not So Amazing"
        - Moment of Truth (2013) TV episode, Played by Marjorie Blayer (as Madame Butterfly)
        - Competition (2013) TV episode, Played by Marjorie Blayer (as Madame Butterfly)
  6. Madama Butterfly (2012) Played by Hiromi Omura (as Butterfly)
  7. Madama Butterfly (2012) (TV) Played by Elmira Veda (as Cio-Cio San)
  8. Madama BUTTERfly (2010) Played by Sarah Agor (as Madame Butterfly)
  9. Madama Butterfly (2010) Played by Patricia Racette
  10. Shelter (2010) Played by Erin Pellnat (as Madama Butterfly)

  11. Puccini (2009) (TV) Played by Sandra Biondi (as Madama Butterfly)
  12. Madama Butterfly (2009) (TV) Played by Raffaella Angeletti (as Cio-Cio San)
  13. "Live from Lincoln Center"
        - New York City Opera: Madama Butterfly (2008) TV episode, Played by Shu-Ying Li (as Cio-Cio San)
        - New York City Opera: Madama Butterfly (1982) TV episode, Played by Judith Haddon (as Cio-Cio San)
  14. "CSI: NY"
        - Murder Sings the Blues (2006) TV episode, Played by Suzanna Guzmán (as Madame Butterfly)
  15. "Witse"
        - Afscheidscadeau (2006) TV episode, Played by Karen Devisscher (as Madame Butterfly)
  16. Oxford Circus (2006) Played by Frances Sturt (as Madame Butterfly)
  17. Madama Butterfly (2004/I) (TV) Played by Daniela Dessì (as Madama Butterfly)
  18. Madama Butterfly (2004/II) (TV) Played by Fiorenza Cedolins (as Cio Cio San)
  19. "Oswald"
        - Hide & Seek/Weenie Takes a Bath (2003) TV episode, Played by Laraine Newman (as Madame Butterfly)
        - The Biggest Wish/The Stopped Clock (2003) TV episode, Played by Laraine Newman (as Cactus Polly)
        - Catrina's First Snow/The Snow Festival (2003) TV episode, Played by Laraine Newman (as Madame Butterfly)
        - The Naughty Cat/The Giant Egg (2003) TV episode, Played by Laraine Newman (as Cactus Polly) / Laraine Newman (as Madame Butterfly)
        - The Pet Show/Going Fishing (2003) TV episode, Played by Laraine Newman (as Madame Butterfly)
          (17 more)
  20. Madama Butterfly (2003) (TV) Played by Cheryl Barker (as Madame Butterfly)

  21. Madama Butterfly (1997) (TV) Played by Cheryl Barker (as Cio-Cio San)
  22. Madama Butterfly (1995) (TV) Played by Catherine Malfitano
  23. Madame Butterfly (1995) Played by Ying Huang
  24. "Courthouse"
        - Pilot (1995) TV episode, Played by Susan Alexander (as Madame Butterfly)
  25. Voodoo Soup (1994) (V) Played by Brian 'Betty' Scott (as Madame Butterfly)
  26. Household Saints (1993) Played by Dawn Saito (as Madame Butterfly)
  27. M. Butterfly (1993) Played by María Teresa Uribe (as Paris Opera Madama Butterfly)
  28. "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
    ... aka "Young Indiana Jones" - USA (informal title)
        - Florence, May 1908 (1993) TV episode, Played by Zora Jehlickova (as Madame Butterfly)
  29. Love Can Be Murder (1992) (TV) Played by Catherine Dao (as Madame Butterfly)
  30. Little & Big Weapon (1990) Played by Tetchie Agbayani (as Madame Butterfly)

  31. Lost and Found Command: Rebels Without Because (1987) Played by Marilou Bendigo (as Madame Butterfly)
  32. Madama Butterfly (1986) (TV) Played by Yasuko Hayashi (as Madama Butterfly, Cio-Cio-San)
  33. Madama Butterfly (1983) (TV) Played by Raina Kabaivanska (as Butterfly)
  34. Madame Butterfly (1981) (TV) Played by Omaka Smith (as Madame Butterfly)

  35. Madama Butterfly (1975) (TV) Played by Mirella Freni
  36. "Puccini"
        - Episode #1.3 (1973) TV episode, Played by Rosetta Salata (as Madam Butterfly)

  37. Madame Butterfly (1965) (TV) Played by Anneliese Rothenberger (as Cho-Cho-San)
  38. "Burke's Law"
    ... aka "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" - USA (third season title)
        - Who Killed Carrie Cornell? (1964) TV episode, Played by Marie Tsien (as Madame Butterfly)

  39. Madam Butterfly (1957) (TV) Played by Sonya Hana (as Madam Butterfly, Cho-Cho-San)
  40. Hu die fu ren (1956) Played by Li Hua Li (as Cio Cio San)
    ... aka "Madame Butterfly" - Hong Kong (English title)
  41. Madama Butterfly (1956) (TV) Played by Anna Moffo (as Cio-Cio San)
  42. "NBC Television Opera Theatre"
        - Madama Butterfly (1955) TV episode, Played by Elaine Malbin
        - Scenes from Puccini's Madam Butterfly (1950) TV episode, Played by Tomiko Kanazawa (as Cio Cio San)
  43. Madame Butterfly (1954) Played by Kaoru Yachigusa (as Madame Butterfly) / Orietta Moscucci (as Singer: Cio-Cio San)
    ... aka "Madama Butterfly" - Italy (original title)

  44. Sa Tokyo ikinasal (1948) Played by Tessie Quintana (as Cio-Cio San)

  45. The Dream of Butterfly (1939) Played by Maria Cebotari (as Madame Butterfly)
    ... aka "Il sogno di Butterfly" - Italy (original title)
  46. Madame Butterfly (1932) Played by Sylvia Sidney (as Cho-Cho San)

  47. Madame Butterfly (1915) Played by Mary Pickford (as Cho-Cho-San)

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From Madame Butterfly (1932)
Cho-Cho San: Do not weep, Mama-san.
Cho-Cho's mother: But you are so young and never have you been away from home before.
Cho-Cho San: But consider Mama-san, soon I shall be very great geisha and then you and the august grandfather and the little brother will have much money.
Cho-Cho's grandfather: This is no place for the daughter of my son, the daughter of a noble samurai. I should never have consented to your coming here.
Cho-Cho San: But we must live and I'm the only one who can work and help.
Cho-Cho's grandfather: Your father died with honour when he could no longer live with honour.
Cho-Cho San: Is it then so shameful to make people happy? To sing for them, to make music, and dance? And I may make a fine marriage. Then I can buy you many gifts
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