Opera Australia in partnership with XDR Cultural Promotions and Poly Theatre Management Co. Ltd. present
It's a love story as old as time.
Enchanted by the beauty of the east, the American sailor Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love.
But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving Butterfly behind.
Music of impossible beauty traces this story from the lover’s first, rapturous embrace to the intense, powerful finale.
Experience the stunning elegance of this legendary production. Sensuous silken gowns flutter across wooden platforms. Flame dances on water. Cherry blossoms fall from the sky as we wait, with bated breath, alongside the faithful Butterfly.
Touring to China in 2018
Tianjin Grand Theatre
Thursday 4 October, 7:30pm
Friday 5 October, 7:30pm
Qingdao Grand Theatre
Thursday 11 October, 7:30pm
Friday 12 October, 7:30pm
Shenzhen Poly Theatre
Friday 19 October, 8pm
Saturday 20 October, 8pm
Zhuhai Grand Theatre
Thursday 25 October, 8pm
Friday 26 October, 8pm
Madama Butterfly at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012
|Revival Director||Andy Morton|
|Set & Costume Designer||Peter England
& Russell Cohen
|Lighting Designer||Robert Bryan|
|Movement Coordinator||Andrew Frith|
|Kate Pinkerton||Kristen Leich|
China National Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
Performed in Italian with Simplified Chinese surtitles
Running time: approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes, including one twenty-minute interval.