Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Roche Estate, Pokolbin, NSW
Spellbinding choreography and costuming combine with Puccini’s signature score in a haunting account of love and betrayal, devotion and sacrifice.
Audiences are rarely given the opportunity to see MADAME BUTTERFLY performed as a full length ballet, and this certainly is a production not to be missed. Redeveloped into a newly choreographed three-act ballet, MELBOURNE CITY BALLET’s production captures the story’s essence through the fusion of traditional Japanese and classical ballet movement.
Premiering at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre on Saturday 17th December 2016, Madame Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho-San (nicknamed ‘Butterfly’) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suite but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies.
The beauty of exquisite and sensitive choreography together with Puccini’s score has made Melbourne City Ballet’s Madame Butterfly a tender and romantic production, not to be missed.