Madam Butterfly presented by Opera Australia
Running time 140 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
One of the world’s most spectacular events, Opera on Sydney Harbour, is returning to Cinema by the Sea with Opera Australia’s performance of Puccini’s tale of love and honour. Madam Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. Day after day, week after week, month after month, she waits for him. She knows that a love as perfect as hers, as pure and powerful, could never fail to bring him back. He will return. She is sure he will. One fine day.
Playing to Puccini’s heart-rending score, this stunning performance is led by Japanese soprano Hiromi Omura who portrays tragic Cio-Cio San with her co-star Georgy Vasiliev as Pinkerton.
Performed in Italian with English subtitles.
Music Giacomo Puccini
Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Director Alex Ollé
Cio Cio San Hiromi Omura
Pinkerton Georgy Vasiliev
Suzuki Anna Yun
Sharpless Michael Honeyman
Goro Graeme Macfarlane
Bonze Gennadi Dubinsky
Kate Pinkerton Celeste Lazarenko
Yamidori Sitiveni Talei
Commissioner Simon Meadows
Registrar Adam Player
Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus