Madama Butterfly is a magnificent work by Puccini with a ravishing score to tug at the heart. Romantic Cio-Cio-San's innocence and trust is captured by the cynical Lieutenant Pinkerton, who marries heras a novelty and temporary convenience with absolutely no intention of honouring his vows for longer than it suits him to do so.
Japanese soprano, Hiromi Omura, protrays Butterfly with grace, bringing to the stage a complex combination of fragility and strength, with singing that is both exquisite and powerful. James Egglestone gives Pinkerton the self-possession of a man who takes from the world what he wants, his strong voice soaring over the magnificent orchestra. The drama is played out on an elegant, minimalistic set splashed with bright colour from the gorgeous costumes and lighting, inspired by Japanese theatre traditions.
Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean and Japanese subtitles.
|Designers||Peter England, Russell Cohen|
|Lighting Designer||Robert Bryan|
|B.F. Pinkerton||James Eggleston|
|Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly)||Hiromi Omura|
|The Imperial Commissioner||Clifford Plumpton|
|The Official Registrar||Gregory Brown|
|The Bonze||Jud Arthur|
|Prince Yamadori||Samuel Dundas|
|Kate Pinkerton||Nicole Car|
|Audio Director||Tony David Cray|
|TV Director||Cameron Kirkpatrick|