The Art House presents

Madame Butterfly - Opera Australia

20 Aug 2018 Showing at The Art House

Info Cast & Creatives


Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.

U.S. 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. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour. What will become of her great hope?

Puccini's popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers' first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria 'One Fine Day' and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.

One of Australia's greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets.

Hear Opera Australia's wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a local Central Coast children's chorus.




Cast & Creatives

Conductor: Warwick Stengards

Director: John Bell

Set & Costume Designer: Jennie Tate

Set & Costumes Realised By: Julie Lynch

Lighting Designer: Matt Scott

Choreographer: Sachiko Tange

Cast -

Cio-Cio-San: Danita Weatherstone / Sharon Zhai

Pinkerton: Martin Buckingham

Suzuki: Kristen Leich / Anna Yun

Sharpless: Andrew Moran

Goro: Michael Petruccelli

Bonze: Steven Gallop

Yamadori/Butler: Shoumendu Schornikow

Kate Pinkerton: Kristen Leich / Anna Yun

Coro: Danita Weatherstone / Sharon Zhai / Martin Buckingham


Central Coast Children's Chorus:


Anton Pronin
Aurora Joyce-Child
Chloe Ure
Darcy Westbrook
Elise Middlemiss
Eloise Hunt
Emi Wiela
Emma-Kate Peterson
Ghazal Shadkami
Helena Wiela
Jasmine Mackiewicz-Turner
Johanna Mackiewicz-Turner
Joseph McGettigan
Kiera Francis
Melanie Strybis
Olga Pronin
Sacha Pronin
Scarlett Brennan
Tiegan Vodicka
Zoe Hollins




The Art House
19-21 Margaret Street
Wyong NSW 2259


Mon 20 Aug 2018 - 7:30PM

Important Information

Show Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
This show contains adult themes and may not be suitable for young children



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