Melbourne City Ballet present
Melbourne City Ballet will appear at Devonport Entertainment Centre as they tour nationally in 2018 with the powerful story of ‘Madame Butterfly’. Passion, love and tragedy have certainly been strong themes in Melbourne City Ballet’s program in recent years, with Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo’s adaption of Giacomo Puccini’s infamous “Madame Butterfly” enveloping these themes. 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.
Redeveloped into a newly choreographed three-act ballet, Melbourne City Ballet’s production will capture the story’s essence through the fusion of traditional Japanese and classical ballet movement. The production showcasing the company’s exquisite choreography and versatility, whilst featuring impressive new scenery, beautiful oriental costumes and of course Puccini’s evocative score. This production originally premiered in Melbourne in 2016 with Melbourne City Ballet working closely with many from the Japanese community to ensure the production respectfully pays homage in an accurate but delicate manner.
Audiences are rarely given the opportunity to see Madame Butterfly performed as a full length ballet and this certainly is a production not to be missed.
Child U/15: $25.50
DECC Adult Subscriber: $38.00
DECC Concession Subscriber: $32.00
Recommended for ages 12+
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including interval)
Devonport Entertainment Centre Box Office is located at the Devonport City Council 17 Fenton Way
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 4.30pm
How to Book
During box office opening hours
Phone: (03) 6420 2900
To make a booking over the phone, please have your credit card ready.
Devonport City Council (17 Fenton Way)