Madama Butterfly heading to Bunbury on Thursday, August 22

On the stage: Puccini's Madama Butterfly will entertain Bunbury theatre lovers on Thursday, August 22, from 7.30pm. Photo: Supplied.
On the stage: Puccini's Madama Butterfly will entertain Bunbury theatre lovers on Thursday, August 22, from 7.30pm. Photo: Supplied.

Opera Australia will make its long-awaited return to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, this month.

As part of its 2019 national tour, the company will perform Puccini's timeless classic, Madama Butterfly, on Thursday, August 22, from 7.30pm.

Madama Butterfly tells of an American naval officer and his soon to be Japanese wife. The story explores tragic love, betrayal, death, and clashing cultures.

Thanks to Opera Australia's Regional Children's Chorus Program, Bunbury's SWOClets will also be involved in the show.

Directed by Australian theatre legend John Bell, the opera is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

Along with Puccini's incredible score, the show also features incredible sets, lighting, and costumes.

Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini said he was looking forward to bringing the show to new audiences of varying ages, backgrounds, and locations.

"Everyone at Opera Australia is thrilled to be presenting, with our local partners, this wonderful production of Madama Butterfly," he said.

"We have engaged exceptional singers who will enable audiences to hear this beautiful music, sung in the original language, at the highest level.

"The show is a feast for the senses."

Interested in catching Madama Butterfly? Visit bunburyentertainment.com, call 1300 661 272, or head to the BREC Box Office for more details.