Madame Butterfly - Opera Australia
August 4 at 7.30pm, Opera Australia brings John Bell’s highly acclaimed production of Puccini’s classic Madame Butterfly to Capitol Theatre Tamworth.
Regarded as the world’s most popular opera and the inspiration for the musical Miss Saigon, Madame Butterfly tells the tale of two lovers separated between culture, oceans and time. The vibrant visual design of the production is coloured further by Puccini's magnificent score. Highlights include the famous Humming Chorus and heartbreaking One Fine Day, which is performed with an 11-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Warwick Stengårds.
Over the last four years, Opera Australia has had more than 1,500 children involved in Children’s Choruses across the country and that number is set to grow even higher this year. Under the direction of Regional Children’s Chorus Master Joshua van Konkelenberg, for this Tamworth production, the children were selected by Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music and learn the music from Madame Butterfly before donning costumes and joining the OA artists on stage as part a performing troupe from the world’s third-busiest opera company.
Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini is passionate about introducing opera to new audiences and offering Australians across the country the chance to experience opera performances by Australia’s national opera company.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this captivating production of Madame Butterfly to audiences this year,” said Mr Terracini. “It is a privilege to have such a high calibre cast and artistic team at the helm, including some of our best local and international artists, as well as internationally acclaimed conductor Warwick Stengårds who joins us from Vienna, and the iconic John Bell. This show will absolutely blow audiences away.”
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