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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.
|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|
|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|