- Richard Mills
The Butterfly Lovers (2022)
- G. Schirmer Australia Pty Ltd (World)
In a famous Chinese legend, doomed lovers find freedom when their spirits transform into butterflies.
Yingtai disguises herself as a boy to pursue an education. On the way to commence her studies, she meets Shanbo and they become friends. Confused by their growing attraction, they eventually succumb to their love. But Yingtai is destined for an arranged marriage. Only as butterflies can they be together forever.
In an international collaboration between Victorian Opera and Singapore’s Wild Rice theatre, Richard Mills has composed a new opera with a libretto by playwright Joel Tan. Directed by one of Asia’s greatest theatre-makers, Ivan Heng, expect the colour and sound of Chinese culture fused with traditions of opera.
- Richard Mills’ The Butterfly Lovers World Premiere
- 23rd September 2022
- In a famous Chinese legend, doomed lovers find freedom when their spirits transform into butterflies.