Former winners combine a magical display


Sydney Eisteddfod delights in reporting that the first night cast of Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly showcased the wealth of its talent with former champions performing four of the six main roles. Rachel Rawlins appeared as Butterfly, Robert Curran as Pinkerton, Adam Bull as Sharples and Leanne Stojmenov as Suzuki. The production was superb, the dancing exquisite and under the baton of Ormsby Wilkins, the music magnificent.  Wilkins, by the way, secured his place in the Sydney Eisteddfod galaxy back in 1963 with his prize-winning performance in the Pianoforte Solo (16 and under - restricted).