Experience the beauty of Butterfly...
Madam Butterfly follows a beautifully traced arc for the title character, from the young bride who renounces her religion to embrace all things American to the strong young mother who returns to her culture and the code of honor that governs her tragic destiny. With gorgeous period costumes and designs, and featuring much of Puccini’s most lyrical music, including the Humming Chorus, Flower Duet, the stunning aria in “Un bel dì,” and a spine-tingling climax. Presented by Eternity Opera, and performed in English by a lineup of top New Zealand singers.
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Hannah Playhouse - an independently run theatre venue for hire
Old buildings usefulness are so often measured by economic imperatives alone and their living presence is never acknowledged. The Hannah Playhouse provides a service to the performing arts community of the whole of NZ, in that she keeps safe the spirits of past lives that have created, and indeed appreciated, within her walls. She is a gatekeeper and her scars deserve a bow. They were earnt over years of use for intended purpose. Not many buildings can say that. I honour her mantel's continued presence in Wellington. She is a real theatre that is still one of our "Cathedrals of Honour to Humanity" in all its reflective expression. She is lucky to have a group of people currently looking after her who uphold her Mana and devote themselves to her care with passion.
Geraldine Brophy, Dec 2017