7.30pm. Duration approx 145 minutes including interval., 16 July 2019
DIRECTOR John Bell
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West. Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love?
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.
Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. What will become of her great hope?
Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It features the famous aria ‘One Fine Day’ and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.
Hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from the Rockhampton community.
Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.
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