Some of the feedback we've been getting for Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile...
@northernballet @castindoncaster that was amazing. Stunningly beautiful #MadameButterfly
— Jo Hill (@JoHill2009) May 21, 2015
Read on to find out more about the key characters from Madame Butterfly.
Beautiful and naïve, Butterfly is alone in the world and little more than a child when she is forced to turn to the geisha house following the tragic death of her father.
Kelley has joined us for the second half of our spring season 2015 from Alberta Ballet to perform the role of Pinkerton as we tour Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile across England.
Kelley is from Edmonton, Canada and is celebrating his 13th season with Alberta Ballet where he is a Principal Dancer and with whom he has danced many principal roles.
Get swept away by unrivalled storytelling, dance and live music as Northern Ballet prepares to kick off its new tour of Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile. Recently awarded Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet specialise in creating and performing classical story ballets.
American naval officer, Pinkerton, and some friends are being entertained in a geisha house. He is bewitched by one particularly beautiful geisha and Goro the marriage broker points out that the young girl in question, Butterfly, can be purchased as a ‘bride’. Butterfly is little more than a child and believes this to be a serious marriage. She betrays her religion and adopts her husband’s Christian faith, committing herself to him forever.
Choreography, Costume Design and Set Design Concept David Nixon OBE
Production Manager and CAD Draughtsman Steve Wilkins
Lighting Design Alastair West
Set Construction Griz Pedley
Scenic Artist Stephanie Pasiewicz
Music Giacomo Puccini
Music Director John Pryce-Jones
Northern Ballet’s uniquely expressive dancers will perform two spectacular ballets in one evening.
Be transported to Japan as the Company presents its much-loved and heartbreakingly tragic Madame Butterfly. The inspiration for the world famous musical Miss Saigon, the story of Madame Butterfly tells of the doomed love affair between an American Naval Lieutenant and his young Japanese bride, Butterfly. Madly in love and prepared to sacrifice everything, Butterfly’s world falls apart when she is abandoned and betrayed.