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Opera Australia presents Madama Butterfly
Opera Australia presents Madama Butterfly
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Opera Australia presents Madama Butterfly

Sydney, NSW
2hrs 45min (inc interval)
Graeme Murphy’s arresting production of Madama Butterfly takes a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine.
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About Opera Australia presents Madama Butterfly

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

Constrained, cocooned, caught in a moment of desire, Butterfly is incandescent. In her exotic embrace, Pinkerton finds paradise, then carelessly condemns his bride to purgatory.

Graeme Murphy’s arresting production of Madama Butterfly takes a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine using a towering digital set.

Fragments of film flutter across the stage, creating a dynamic backdrop for Murphy’s vision of Butterfly. He draws on his roots in choreography to capture the grace and gravity of a story that begins in rapturous love and ends in the cruellest heartbreak.

Puccini’s sublime music imbues this ageless story with impossible beauty, from the irrepressible famous aria ‘One fine day’ to the intense finale.

South Korean soprano Sae Kyung Rim’s voice is in demand the world over and her Butterfly is richly nuanced. Coached by none other than Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor Ivan Magrì gives Pinkerton complexity and depth through his exemplary technique and timbre. His compatriot Carlo Montanaro conducts.

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Tell Me More

Conductor: Carlo Montanaro

Director: Graeme Murphy AO

Creative Associate: Janet Vernon AM

Revival Director: Shane Placentino

Cast:

CIO-CIO-SAN: Sae Kyung Rim

SUZUKI: Chanyang Choi

PINKERTON: Ivan Magrì

SHARPLESS: Michael Honeyman (until Jul 13), Luke Gabbedy (from Jul 16)

GORO: Virgilio Marino

YAMADORI: Kiran Rajasingam

KATE PINKERTON: Jane Ede

COMMISSIONER: Alexander Hargreaves

REGISTRAR: Gregory Brown

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra

Run time

2hrs 45min (inc interval)

Start date

June 28th, 2022

End date

July 30th, 2022

Genre

Opera

Venue

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Graeme Murphy’s arresting production of Madama Butterfly takes a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine.

From $84
Prices you'll brag about

We're your one-stop shop for everything theatre. We work with theatre partners from around the world to bring you unbeatable prices for must-see shows.

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