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?
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.
One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets. Hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from the South West region.
Cast & Team
Director Graeme Murphy
Creative Associate Janet Vernon
Production Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell
Costumer Designer Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Digital Content Sean Nieuwenhuis
Assistant Director Shane Placentino
Package our 2019 Premium Shows!
So you don’t have to choose, we’ve created the CLASSICS19 show package. The package includes a ticket to Bell Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Opera Australia’s Madame Butterfly.
You’ll save $15 on the standard BREC Rewards ticket Price and have access to premium seating for both shows. But hurry, the CLASSICS19 package is limited to BREC Rewards Members and is only available until midday 21st December 2018.
How to Purchase the Package? The package is only available in person at the Box Office or by telephone 1300 661 272.