Madama Butterfly

Past Event


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 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 Geraldton community.

Sung in ITALIAN, with English sur-titles.

Show is 2½ hours long including one interval, suitable for ages 12+

Event Details

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Queens Park Theatre

Enquiries

Contact: Valli Papini

Phone: 9956 6662

Email: vallip@cgg.wa.gov.au

Website: https://au.patronbase.com/_QPTheatre/Sections/Choose?prod_id=19MB&perf_id=1

Event Date(s)

  • Monday 19th August 2019

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