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Madama Butterfly (State Theatre)

Fluttering beauty, caught and pinned for his pleasure, bound, beautiful still.

Constrained, cocooned, caught in a moment of desire, Butterfly is irresistible.

On tour in Japan, the American sailor Pinkerton cannot wait to bed his Japanese bride. But he’s already dreaming of an American life with an American wife. When his ship departs, he condemns Butterfly to purgatory.

This new production is by Australia’s most famous choreographer, Graeme Murphy. It’s a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine. He captures the grace and gravity of a tale that begins in rapturous love and ends in cruel heartbreak.

The production features floor-to-ceiling LED panels as a dynamic set. Fragments of film flutter across the stage. Puccini’s sublime music imbues this ageless story with beauty, from the irrepressible aria ‘Un bel dì’ (‘One fine day’) to the intense finale.

Hiromi Omura is the most sought-after Butterfly in the world. She returns in the title role along with Andeka Gorrotxategi as Pinkerton.

Access Information

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase

Cast

Cio-Cio-San.............Hiromi Omura

Suzuki....................Sian Sharp

Pinkerton................Andeka Gorrotxategi

Sharpless...............Christopher Hillier

Goro......................Virgilio Marino

The Bonze..............Gennadi Dubinsky

Yamadori................Sitiveni Talei

Kate Pinkerton.........Jane Ede

Commissioner..........Alexander Hargreaves

Registrar.................Gregory Brown

Opera Australia Chorus

Orchestra Victoria

What's Included

Please note: this production contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children. If you’d like to talk more about what’s on stage, please call the Opera Australia box office on (03) 9685 3700.

Please note: this production may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Madama Butterfly includes mature themes including cultural exploitation, sex and suicide.

Times

6th May - 28th May 2020

Where Do I Go

State Theatre 

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne VIC 3004

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