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Presented by Melbourne City Ballet

Madame Butterfly

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  • 21 Sep - 22 Sep 2018
  • Laycock Street Community Theatre
  • Phone: 4323 3233
  • Adults $45, Conc/Members/Groups 10+ $42, Under 18s $20
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There won't be a dry eye in the house when Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo takes audiences on a journey to Japan with the classical ballet “Madame Butterfly” in 2018.

Madame Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suite but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies.

Show times

Friday 21 September - 8 pm
Saturday 22 September - 8 pm