Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time. 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 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 children's orchestra drawn from local communities.
Described by Gramophone as “superb” and “a thoughtful musician of considerable taste and technical prowess”, Christoph Denoth is one of the world’s finest guitarists, renowned for his peerless musicality and expressive sensitivity.
In his Australian debut, Christoph joins MCO for a passionate celebration of life, love, music and dance through music of Spain and Italy, including Vivaldi’s much-loved Guitar Concerto and music of Albéniz, Boccherini & Granados. Full of regional colour, infectious rhythms, soaring melodies and heartfelt serenades, this is music to lift the spirits and transport you through time and place.
TURINA La oración del torero
VIVALDI Guitar Concerto in D major RV 93
MALATS Serenata (arr Denoth for guitar & string orchestra)
ALBÉNIZ España: I, II, III, V, VI (arr Buc for string orchestra)
GRANADOS Danzas Españolas III, V, VI (arr Buc for string orchestra)
BOCCHERINI Grave & Fandango