Sydney, Opera House, Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, 24.10. – 04.11.2017


Sydney / Opera House © IOCO
Sydney / Opera House © IOCO

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

This event does not take place at the Sydney Opera House. The venue for this performance is the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

One of Opera Australia’s most loved productions makes its Capitol Theatre premiere, ready to capture your imagination and your heart, whether for the first time or all over again from 24 October – 4 November 2017.

Madama Butterfly composed by Giacomo Puccini, one of the world’s most famous love stories, is a heartbreakingly beautiful romantic tragedy about a Japanese Geisha who marries a US sailor, only to be abandoned by him.

Drachenbootrennen neben dem Sydney Opera House © IOCO
Drachenbootrennen neben dem Sydney Opera House © IOCO

Fire, water and ice:  A young Japanese geisha falls head-over-heels in love with her new American husband. She believes their love is real, even after three years without so much as a word from him. Everyone around her knows the truth. They try to convince her to move on but she won’t. She can’t. Rejected by her past, and forgotten by the man she loves, she waits.

With set and costume design inspired by Japan, this production’s combination of wood, water, silk and flame is astonishingly elegant.

Karah Son and Hyesoung Kwon sing Puccini’s much-loved music, breathtakingly beautiful from first love to tragic end.

SET & COSTUME DESIGNERS    Peter England & Russell Cohen, LIGHTING DESIGNER    Robert Bryan, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR    Andrew Frith

CIO-CIO-SAN  Karah Son *,  Hyeseoung Kwon †, PINKERTON  Diego Torre * Andeka Gorrotxategi †, SUZUKI   Sian Pendry * Agnes Sarkis †, SHARPLESS   Barry Ryan, GORO Graeme Macfarlane, THE BONZE Gennadi Dubinsky, YAMADORI    Sitiveni Talei, KATE PINKERTON Jane Ede, COMMISSIONER Ryan Sharp, REGISTRAR    Gregory Brown, Opera Australia Orchestra

* 24, 26, 28, 31 October; 2 November at 7:30pm – 4 November at 1pm, † 25, 27 October; 2, 4 November at 7:30pm, 29 October at 3pm: Sydney Opera House

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