Saturday 1 September at 7.30pm
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West.
Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love? Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans and across time.
US Naval Officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives he is transfixed by her charms. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins.
Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Butterfly, abandoned by her family, waits faithfully for her husband to return. What will become of her great hope?
One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language production with Opera Australia’s wonderful singers performing with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from Cathedral College Wangaratta.
Student (16-25 with valid ID) $35
Child (15 & under) $25
Group 4+ $49ea
*SEAT SPONSOR 2 for 1 avail on regular adult ticket only
DURATION 2hrs 25 mins (incl. 20 mins interval)
AGE RECOMMENDATION 13+
O|A REGIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS (Students Yrs 10-12)
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Wednesday 29 August 7.30pm – 9pm
For more information or to register your audition – go to O|A student-scholarship