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."

"The Production was dramatic, authentic, a rich celebration of Opera and a delight to the senses. We were transported to an era of Japanese cultural Imperialism, revelling in the liberties the Melbourne Opera Company gave to this tragic love story. I questioned myself as to why I had never previously indulged my senses and been to the Opera. A cultural awakening for me, and one I’m certain to enjoy again."

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