World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns with Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s masterpiece is one of opera’s greatest tragic tales, with glorious music to match – including the ‘Humming Chorus’ and ‘Un bel di’. But never before has it been so stunningly presented, with Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, brilliant fireworks illuminating the night sky and a lavish production directed by the renowned Alex Olle (La Fura dels Baus).
Hiromi Omura stars as Butterfly, the Japanese girl who marries a visiting American. With their child she waits expectantly for his return–but when his ship finally arrives, he is accompanied by his new American wife. Stricken by grief, Butterfly commits suicide, choosing to die with honour rather than live with shame. Experience the beauty and tragedy of Madama Butterfly, in all the splendour and elegance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
Actors: Anna Yun, Michael Honeyman, Georgy Vasiliev, Hiromi Omura
Format: DVD Region Free