About This Event
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West. A love story separated by a vast ocean and many years.
Madama Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
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. It features the famous aria One Fine Day and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.
One of Australia's greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this Italian-language production with English subtitles, complete with beautiful costumes and sets.
Hear Opera Australia's wonderful singers perform with chamber orchestra, along with children's chorus, drawn from local communities.
Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Opera Australia
This show is handpicked to be in the FAC 2019 Season.
Thanks to our 2019 partners
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