July 24, 2009
Behind the scenes at Madama Butterfly – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay
Madama Butterfly is a touching love story about a beautiful geisha woman, Butterfly, and an American naval officer, Lieutenant Pinkerton.
It was the most amazing experience to see the show on opening night and then spend two nights shooting backstage.
Watching the actors and actresses transform into character was fascinating and it didn’t take long for people to forget I was there and for me to start capturing the “real” images.
The make-up and costumes were amazing and it was incredible to see all the talented people working hard to ensure the show’s success.
Well done to the whole team and thanks for the opportunity.
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Images © Mark Kalkwarf 2009