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Vale Eilene Hannan

Melbourne Opera pays tribute to Eilene Hannan, consummate performer and precious friend to many. 
In addition to having an illustrious career she has nurtured and helped many young singers and we 
will miss her smiling face and insightful critique. Farewell dear Eilene xx

Madame Butterfly Review - APHRA

"It is without a doubt, one of the world’s favourite Operas, and The Melbourne Opera Company’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic masterpiece ‘Madame Butterfly’ proves why.

Performed in the beautifully refurbished Athenaeum Theatre, the set was a simple, raised wooden platform with a sensual fusion of Eastern culture and Western allure, magnificently elevated above the Orchestra Pit. It was my first experience at an Opera, and certainly one I will remember."

Madame Butterfly Review - Theatre Press

The Butterfly reborn

By Margaret Wieringa

It’s one of the greatest tragedies in opera – Madame Butterfly, a young Japanese woman who falls in love with and marries an America serviceman only to be abandoned and, ultimately, takes her own life.

This production by Melbourne Opera is a restaging of director Caroline Stacey‘s production that was nominated for seven Green Room Awards a decade ago. Of the two casts being used for this performance, I had the pleasure of seeing Antoinette Halloranas Madame Butterfly.

Rienzi review - Theatre People

Melbourne Opera made a terrific contribution to the Melbourne Ring Festival with their concert performance of Richard Wagner’s early operatic success, Rienzi. A blaze of stirring choruses and heroic solos, the glorious music of this Australian premiere swept over the capacity audience, transporting them to a bygone age.


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