John Bell's highly acclaimed Madama Butterfly is coming to Mount Isa as part of a national tour.
Performed in Italian with English surtitles, audiences can enjoy an authentic experience of one of the world's most popular operas. Madama Butterfly tells the tragic tale of two lovers separated by culture, oceans and time, with stunning visuals and memorable performances.
Opera Australia's Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini, said he was passionate about bringing opera to new audiences.
"Everyone at Opera Australia is thrilled to be presenting, with our local partners, this wonderful production of Madama Butterfly. We have engaged exceptional singers who will enable audiences to hear this beautiful music sung in the original language, with surtitles, at the highest level. It is a feast for the senses," Mr Terracini said.
After a record breaking season in 2018, Chinese soprano Sharon Zhai reprises the shared titular role of Cio-Cio-San, known as 'Madame Butterfly', with South Korean-born soprano Eva Kong making her role debut. Australian tenor Matthew Reardon returns as Lieutenant Pinkerton, a US naval officer, shared with internationally praised tenor Bradley Daley. This year also marks Chinese-Australian mezzo-soprano Barbara Jin's Opera Australia debut as Suzuki.
Madama Butterfly is on at the Civic Centre Mount Isa on August 1.
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