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 – including the ‘Humming Chorus’ and ‘Un beldì’ – to match. 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 ÀlexOllé (La FuradelsBaus).
Hiromi Omura stars as Butterfly, the Japanese girl who marries a US naval officer while he is on shore leave. 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. Relive the beauty and tragedy of Madama Butterfly, in all the splendour and elegance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
‘One of the best productions of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly I’ve seen.’ – Limelight
Sung in Italian with English, German and Spanish subtitles
Title: Madama Butterfly: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour
Release Date: 10 Apr 2015
Artist: Opera Australia
Catalogue No: 0762903
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: DVD
Video Format: Classical Music
Primary Audio: 0762903
Subtitles: Universal Music