Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly was a runaway success at Her Majesty’s in March 2004!

Butterfly reminded Melbourne that Her Majesty’s is a remarkable place to watch opera. It had been 35 years since the last opera had been performed at the Maj and the critics raved about the venue as well as Melbourne Opera’s stunning production.

From the play by David Belasco and the story by John Luther Long, Madama Butterfly was presented in a traditional Japanese period production, using the original 1904 (Milan) score and sung in English. 

Synopsis 

 

2010 CAST

Cio-Cio-San Lee Abrahmsen & Kerry Gill
Suzuki Sue Braatvedt & Belinda Paterson
Kate Pinkerton Jodie Debono
Pinkerton David Rogers-Smith & Jason Wasley
Sharpless Roger Howell & Ian Cousins
Goro Michael Lapina & Paul Biencourt
Yamadori Yang Liu
Bonzo Eddie Muliaumaseali'i & Steven Gallop
Commissioner Peter Tregear & Michael Carr
Official Registrar Michael Carr
Butterfly's Mother Cecily Woodberry
The Aunt Kath Hatton
The Cousin Sue Halls
Sorrow Paolo Cini & Miki Roberts

CHORUS
 
Giuliana D"Appio
Cheryl Darvidis
Piera Dennerstein
Sue Halls
Kathy Hatton
Maree Macmillan
Catherine Meade
Debra O'Connor
Sarah Somers
Norma Tovey
Alice Woodberry
Cecily Woodberry
Jessica Yeo

Steve Carolane
Antonio Cirocco
Te Ua Houkamau
Tony Rainer
Richard Wilson
David Woodberry

 

 

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