32 Burelli Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500, Australia
22nd August 2018 to 23rd August 2018
It is one of the theatre’s greatest love stories. Enchanted by the beauty of the east, the American sailor Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love. But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving Butterfly behind. Music of impossible beauty traces this story from the lovers' first, rapturous embrace to the intense, powerful finale. 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 chorus, drawn from the local community.