Event Madama Butterfly
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 27 August 1985
Opening Date 27 August 1985
Last Date 12 October 1985
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description The heartbreaking story of a young geisha who renounces her faith to marry a dashing American naval officer. Set to ravishing music, impassioned, elegant and unforgettable, this production sees the return of one of Australia's greatest exponent of the role of Butterfly, Joan Carden.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
John Wregg Assistant Director
Gordon Kember Chorus Master/Mistress
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Vojtech Hlinka Concert Master
Stuart Challender Conductor
Michael Stennett Costume Designer
John Copley Director
Roger Barratt Lighting Designer
Julia de Plater Prompt
Henry Bardon Set Designer
Robert Allman Singer
John Antoniou Singer
Joan Carden Singer
Geoffrey Crook Singer
Lamberto Furlan Singer
Clifford Grant Singer
Rosemary Gunn Singer
Lino Naudi Singer
Judith Saliba Singer
Gordon Wilcock Singer
Bruce Applebaum Stage Manager
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Sponsored by Olivetti 14 performances in Aug 27, 30; Sept 4, 7, 14, 18, 21, 25 & 28; Oct 1 & 12.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Aug/Sep 1985
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 63215