OPERA AUSTRALIA’S SPRING SEASON
Opera Australia presents a number of world-class productions this month.
The exciting “Two Weddings, One Bride” is set in the exotic surrounds of Morocco and tells the tale of a Governor who finds himself in a little too deep with money trouble, but marrying off his twin daughters to just the right suitors could save his bacon. Musical director Robert Andrew Greene has drawn on the winning formula of combining musical greatest hits with a quirky and entertaining story. Starring soprano Zoe Drummond as Giroflé/girofla, celebrated baritones Andrew Jones and John Bolton Wood and theatre royalty Geraldine Turner.
Opera Australia bids farewell to one of the most loved productions in its history, Moffatt Oxenbould’s magnificent “Madama Butterfly”, with a final two-week season at the Capitol Theatre. Designed around silk, fire, water and wood, Oxenbould’s legendary production will feature celebrated South Korean soprano Karah Son making her Australian debut as Cio-cio-san.
“Two Weddings, One Bride”, dates throughout October, Playhouse, Sydney Opera House. 9318 8200. opera.org.au
“Madama Butterfly”, 24 October– 4 November, Capitol Theatre, Haymarket. 9318 8200. opera.org.au
Hiromi Omura (Cio-cio-san) and James Egglestone (Pinkerton) in Opera Australia’s “Madama Butterfly” (2015). Photo: © Jeff Busby.