An American lieutenant marries a beautiful young geisha, to the dismay of her family. Shortly after the wedding the lieutenant departs for America, and his wife bears him a child, alone.
Three years later she excitedly awaits his return, only to find to her shock and despair, that he is returning with an American wife.
With a heart-rending love story and a brilliant score, Madama Butterfly is one of the most beloved opera classics.
"(Cheryl Barker) broke through the sound barrier that divides fine soprano from world star" - The Bulletin
"Future casts have a lot to live up to." - The Australian
"Above all, the coup de theatre is the brilliantly coloured costumes...in the love duet, the sky blazes with millions of starts, lighted candles float on water." - The Bulletin
Cheryl BarkerJay Hunter MorrisDouglas McNicolIngrid Silveus
Opera AustraliaChorus Australian Opera And Ballet OrchestraConductor: Patrick SummersDirector: Moffatt Oxenbould
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