“One fine day we’ll see a wisp of smoke rising over the furthest edge of the sea.”

“One fine day we’ll see a wisp of smoke rising over the furthest edge of the sea.”

PUCCINI

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

FESTIVAL THEATRE 

23 NOV – 30 NOV 2013

A timeless tale of honor, love, and selfless devotion, Madama Butterfly, is quite simply, powerhouse romantic opera. Puccini’s luminescent ‘Humming Chorus’ holds all the promise of a summer’s night, all the perfume of cherry blossoms — and all the anguish of a young girl desperately in love.

REVIEWS

The production was well designed by Russell Cohen, and it was a work of minimalist perfection with raised platforms placed in a large shallow pool of water enclosed with sliding walls of bamboo and paper.

The Barefoot ReviewKym Clayton

CAST

Cio Cio San Joanna McWaters
Suzuki Catriona Barr
Pinkerton James Egglestone
Sharpless Douglas McNicol
Bonze Steven Gallop
Goro Adam Goodburn
Prince Yamadori Luke Gabbedy
Kate Pinkerton Desiree Frahn
Imperial Commissioner Jeremy Tatchell
Sorrow Jake Darrell

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CREATIVES

Conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Original Director Moffatt Oxenbould
Revival Director Matthew Barclay
Design Russell Cohen & Peter England
Lighting Design Robert Bryan

GALLERY

Photos: Bernard Hull

PROGRAM