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

CAST

Cio-Cio-San

 

 

Suzuki

 

 

Kate Pinkerton

 

Pinkerton

 

 

Sharpless

 

 

Goro

 

 

Yamadori

 

Bonzo

 

 

Commissioner

 

 

Official Registrar

 

Butterfly's Mother

 

The Aunt

 

The Cousin

 

Sorrow

Lee Abrahmsen,

Kerry Gill

 

Sue Braatvedt,

Belinda Paterson

 

Jodie Debono

 

David Rogers-Smith,

Jason Wasley

 

Roger Howell,

Ian Cousins

 

Michael Lapina,

 Paul Biencourt

 

Yang Liu

 

Eddie Muliaumaseali'i,

Steven Gallop

 

Peter Tregear,

Michael Carr

 

Michael Carr

 

Cecily Woodberry

 

Kath Hatton

 

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

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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