“a production audiences in this country really need to know about”

The Australian

"a production audiences in this country really need to know about"

“a production audiences in this country really need to know about”

The Australian

GIACOMO PUCCINI

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

FESTIVAL THEATRE

14 Nov – 23 Nov
From $70*
Season Closed

A timeless tale of honour, 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. An exquisite new production with sumptuously detailed costumes and scenery bathed in dreamy washes of colour, is as devastating as it is beautiful. Madama Butterfly is grand opera, on a grand scale.

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CREATIVES

Conductor Tobias Ringborg
Director Kate Cherry
Design Christina Smith
Lighting Design Matt Scott

Assistant Director Clara Solly-Slade
Associate Choreographer Anna Tsirigotis

CAST

Cio-Cio San Mariana Hong
Suzuki Caitlin Cassidy
Pinkerton Angus Wood
Sharpless Douglas McNicol
Bonze Pelham Andrews
Goro Adam Goodburn
Prince Yamadori Jeremy Tatchell
Kate Pinkerton Bethany Hill
Imperial Commissioner Joshua Rowe
Sorrow Nate Bryant

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Suitability
G


Italian
English Surtitles


Hearing Loop


Accessible Venue

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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto.

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dolly's aria watch here: youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso
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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto. 

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dollys aria watch here: https://youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso

Comment on Facebook Palmer spent five ...

Must be revived as so many people missed out!

Love it too. An amazing production with our talented artists.

This was the best moment of the opera, (or one of the best). Loved it.

Still on my Bucket list!! Love , love , love it!!

I would love to see this again - it changed me forever

Brilliant production!

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As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you. ... See MoreSee Less

As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you.

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Looking forward to the next time you are home Grant Doyle 🎼

6 days ago

State Opera South Australia

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In the third release of the Arias from the Archives series, Joanna McWaters and Anthony Hunt (piano) perform Dolly's aria from Cloudstreet where Joanna made the debut of the character at the opera's world premiere in Adelaide in 2016.

Learn more about Arias from the Archives and see previous episodes in the series here: stateopera.com.au/arias-from-the-archives-state-opera/
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Comment on Facebook Dolly's Aria ...

Wonderful memories of the most amazing time <3

This opera was a unique experience. Loved it!

Wonderful Jo, an extraordinary production.

A wonderful performance Jo, a memorable evening at the new venue....Freemasons Hall.

State Opera of SA the Great survivor.

I remember going on the first night. I would love to see Cloudstreet return to the stage some time.

This is such a beautiful aria 😍

Love this and that Opera

Stunning singing as always jo

Sharanna Karika do you remember seeing this production? I don't think I was ever quite the same after that!

So fabulous!!👏🏼👏🏼😘

George Palmer

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