A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West. Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love?
Directed by John Bell, one of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds Madama Butterfly will be performed in its original language Italian with English surtitles. Complete with beautiful costumes and sets you’ll hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from the South West region.
Opera Australia’s Madama Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans and across time. U.S Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charm. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins.
Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour. What will become of her great hope?
Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria ‘One Fine Day’ and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.
Cast & Team
Director John Bell
Revival Director Liesel Badorrek
Designer Jennie Tate
Design Realised By Julie Lynch
Cio-Cio-San Eva Kong & Sharon Zhai
Pinkerton Bradley Daley & Matthew Reardon
Sharpless Andrew Moran
Suzuki Barbara Jin
Goro Micheal Lapina
Bonze Steven Gallop
Yamadori Shoumendu Schornikow
Kate Pinkerton Kristen Leich
Package our 2019 Premium Shows!
So you don’t have to choose, we’ve created the CLASSIC19 show package. The package includes a discounted ticket to Bell Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Opera Australia’s Madama Butterfly.
The CLASSIC19 package is limited and is only available until 14th August 2019.
How to Purchase the Package? The package is only available in person at the Box Office or by telephone 1300 661 272.