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August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Forever Glasshouse. Season 2018. Opera Australia MADAME BUTTERFLY. Puccini.
Presented by Conservatorium Mid North Coast & Glasshouse Port Macquarie.
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 charms. 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.
One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets.
Hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with our local children’s chorus.
Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
Performed in English with a chamber orchestra.
Conductor: Warwick Stengards
Director: John Bell
Set & Costume Designer: Jennie Tate
Set & Costumes Realised By: Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer: Matt Scott
Choreographer: Sachiko Tange