Sunday, 16 March 2014

Madama Butterfly, March 20, 2014

By Giuseppe Puccini
Melbourne Opera
Atheneaeum Theatre, March 21 to 24, 2014 
Alexander Theatre, Monash, May 3 only
I am not seeing or reviewing thisproduction but here is some info. KH
From Media Release: 

"Madame Butterfly tells the moving tale of Cio-Cio San, a young Japanese geisha tricked into marrying cynical American Lieutenant Pinkerton. After the marriage of
convenience he departs, promising to return soon. When he finally does, it is with
tragic results. The opera features some of the most moving and beautiful music
composed by Puccini, including the famous aria One Fine Day.

An outstanding cast is led by international soprano Antoinette Halloran and Chinese-
Australian soprano Emily Xiao Wang who share the role of the doomed Cio-Cio San,
the tragic heroine. It is Emily Xiao Wang’s debut in the role. Powerful tenors Jason
Wasley and David Rogers-Smith will share the role of Lieutenant Pinkerton.

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