Monday, February 14, 2011


On Valentine's day the most romantic thing one could do is consider booking the tickets for Madame Butterfly. The sad but beautiful love story, great choreography by Stanton Welch, incredible costumes and amazing performance of Miwako Kubata and Kevin Jackson makes Madame Butterfly my number one choice for this season.

It is on in Sydney from 7th of April!

Images by Paul Empson for The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet: Event Detail

"The ultimate tale of East meets West
In a small house overlooking the bay of Nagasaki lives beautiful Madame Butterfly. It’s 1904, and the American Lieutenant Pinkerton has fallen under the spell of her innocence and charm  ...

For Butterfly, it’s love, but despite all of Pinkerton’s passion and promises, his heart already belongs to another. When the full scale of his betrayal is revealed, there can be no happily-ever-after. The story first appeared as an opera at the turn of last century and in 1995 was sumptuously recast as a ballet by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch (The Sleeping Beauty, Divergence). This powerful work, unforgettably danced, features some of the most beautiful sets and costumes ever created for The Australian Ballet, from luxurious brocades to dresses as delicate as butterfly wings. Fusing the grandeur of opera with the artistry of ballet, Madame Butterfly is the ultimate tale of East meets West."

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