Opera Australia will present the highly-acclaimed production of Puccini's classic, Madame Butterfly, for a special one-night only Sydney performance at Riverside Theatres on 18th August.
One of Australia's greatest theatrical minds, John Bell directs this stunning production complete with OA's finest singers, an 11-piece chamber orchestra and beautiful costumes and sets.
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 display of the production is coloured further by Puccini's magnificent score including the famous 'Humming Chorus' and heartbreaking 'One Fine Day', performed with the chamber orchestra conducted by Warwick Stengårds.
Performing in the lead roles and making their OA debuts will be Chinese-born Sharon Zhai as Cio-Cio-San, also known as Madame Butterfly, and Western-Sydney born tenor Matthew Reardon as Pinkerton, a Lieutenant in the U.S Navy.
Young locals will also be involved in the show at Riverside thanks to OA's Children's Chorus program. Under the direction of Regional Children's Chorus Master Joshua van Konkelenberg, the children are selected by local choir leaders to learn the music from Madame Butterfly before donning costumes and joining the artists on stage.
Visit the Riverside Theatre website to purchase your tickets and for more information.