Madame Butterfly

4 July - 29 September

 

Love, honour and loyalty are put to the test in the tragic tale of Madame Butterfly.

The beautiful Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San hopelessly clings to the belief that her marriage to Lieutenant Pinkerton, an American naval officer, is a loving and eternal relationship. It is however, not to be.

The beauty of exquisite and sensitive choreography together with Puccini’s score has made Melbourne City Ballet’s Madame Butterfly a tender and romantic production, not to be missed.

 
 
 
 

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Venues

Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham VIC
4 July at 7.30pm
5 July at 7:30pm

Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD

14 July at 7.30pm
15 July at 1.30pm

Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport TAS
19 July at 7.30pm

The Princess Theatre (Theatre North), Launceston, TAS
20 July at 7.30pm

The Gaiety Theatre, Zeehan, TAS
21 July at 7.30pm

Desert Harmony Festival at Civic Hall, Tennant Creek NT
5 August at 3pm

Middleback Theatre, Whyalla SA
9 August at 7.30pm

Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA
10 August at 7.30pm

Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga Centre SA
11 August at 7.30pm

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier SA
12 August at 1.30pm

The Potato Shed, Drysdale VIC
17 August at 7.30pm

Benalla Performing Arts Convention Centre, Benalla VIC
31 August at 7.30pm

The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah NSW
1 Sep at 7.30pm

Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich QLD
5 September at 7.30pm

Caloundra Events Centre, Sunshine Coast QLD
7 September at 7.30pm

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Moreton Bay QLD
8 September at 7.30pm

The Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW
21 September at 8pm
22 September at 8pm

The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie NSW
23 September at 1.30pm

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock NSW
27 September at 8:00pm

Manning Entertainment Centre , Taree NSW
28 September at 7.30pm

Jetty Memorial Theatre

29th September at 2pm and 7:30pm

 
 

production information

Choreography: Michael Pappalardo

Music: Georges Bizet

Duration: 1 Hour and 20 Min

Suitability: this ballet has some mature themes.

Madame Butterfly is proudly supported by

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Join the Cast of "Madame Butterfly"

 
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Would you like to be a part of Melbourne City Ballet's upcoming production of madame butterfly?

Melbourne City Ballet will provide opportunities for young dancers seeking to experience being a part of a live ballet production.

In 2017, young dancers across the country will have the opportunity to register to be a part of the magic of this wonderful production, representing their communities onstage with the company.

There are various roles that need to be filled for this production. Melbourne City Ballet will be predominately looking for dancers, both boys and girls, aged between 8 and 18 years old.  Basic ballet skills and knowledge are required. 

Dancers will learn the choreography within the workshop. Those who are successful will be notified at the end of the workshop and will be given more detailed information about the show. 

Auditions will include participation in our community workshops which are $10 per head. 

 

List of participating venues

 

Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham VIC
Show: 4 July at 7.30pm
Show: 5 July at 7:30pm
(Auditions: 2 July at 5:30pm- Melbourne City Ballet Studio, Coburg VIC)
Register for auditions here

 

Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD
Show: 14 July at 7.30pm
Show: 15 July at 1.30pm
(Auditions: 14 July at 3:30pm- Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD)
Register for auditions here

 

Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport TAS
Show: 19 July at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 19 July at 3:30pm- Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport TAS)
Register for auditions here

 

The Princess Theatre (Theatre North), Launceston TAS
Show: 20 July at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 20 July at 3:30pm- The Princess Theatre (Theatre North), Launceston TAS) 
Register for auditions here

 

The Gaiety Theatre, Zeehan TAS
Show: 21 July at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 21 July at 3:30pm- The Gaity Theatre, Zeehan TAS)
Register for auditions here

 

Middleback Theatre, Whyalla SA
Show: 9 August at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 9 August at 3:30pm- Middleback Theatre, Whyalla SA)
Register for auditions here

 

Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA
Show: 10 August at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 10 August at 3:30pm- Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA)
Register for auditions here

 

Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga Centre SA
Show: 11 August at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 11 August at 3:30pm- Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga Centre SA)
Register for auditions here

 

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier SA
Show: 12 August at 1.30pm
(Auditions: 12 August at 11:00am- Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier SA)
Register for auditions here

 

The Potato Shed, Drysdale VIC
Show: 17 August at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 17 August at 3:30pm- The Potato Shed, Drysdale)
Register for auditions here

 

Benalla Performing Arts Convention Centre, Benalla VIC
Show: 31 August at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 31 August at 3:30pm- Benalla Performing Arts Convention Centre, Benalla VIC)
Register for auditions here

 

The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah NSW
Show: 1 September 7:30pm
(Auditions: 1 September at 3:30pm- The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah NSW) 
Register for auditions here

 

Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich QLD
Show: 5 September at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 5 September at 3:30pm- Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich QLD)
Register for auditions here

 

Caloundra Events Centre, Sunshine Coast QLD
Show: 7 September at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 7 September at 3:30pm- Caloundra Events Centre, Sunshine Coast QLD)
Register for auditions here

 

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Moreton Bay QLD
Show: 8 September at 7:30pm
(Auditions: 8 September at 3:30pm- Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Moreton Bay QLD)
Register for auditions here

 

The Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW
Show: 21 September at 7:30pm
Show: 22 September at 7:30pm
(Auditions: 21 September at 3:30pm- The Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW)
Register for auditions here

 

The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie NSW
Show: 23 September at 1.30pm
(Auditions: 23 September at 11:00am- Port Macquarie Performing Arts, Port Macquarie NSW)
Register for auditions here

 

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock NSW
Show: 27 September at 8.00pm
(Auditions: 27 September at 3:30pm- Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock NSW)
Register for auditions here

 

Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree NSW
Show: 28 September at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 28 September at 3:30pm- Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree NSW)
Register for auditions here