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About Madama Butterfly At The Sydney Opera House

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Visit: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Madama Butterfly synopsis:

Experience the ravishing romance of Madame Butterfly in a bold new production by Australia’s most famous choreographer, Graeme Murphy.

Enchanted by the beauty of Japan, the American naval officer Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Madame Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love. But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving his bride behind. Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to return, and when he comes at last, both lovers have a surprise in store.

This long-awaited reimagining uses the same incredible technology that wowed audiences in Aida, where towering flexible LED screens form a dynamic backdrop filled with moving images.

Puccini’s sumptuous score includes the hit aria ‘Un bel di’.

See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes

Running time: approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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  • Opera Performance Ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A number of spaces are available for wheelchairs in each theatre at the Sydney Opera House. Wheelchairs are available from the Stage Door for use by patrons free of charge. Wheelchair access is by ramp from the southern entrance of the Concourse. Undercover wheelchair access is available from Stage Door and the Sydney Opera House Car Park. It is essential that you specify any needs when proceeding with your booking.
  • Dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside all theatres and restaurants.
  • Please ask staff for assistance with receivers which are available from the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre cloak rooms and in the Drama Theatre, Playhouse and The Studio foyers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Masks required for patrons aged 12 and over inside our foyers and theatres, including during a performance.
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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4.5 based on 10 reviews

  • Cate M 5
    13 Aug 2019

    Madame Butterfly Production was astounding, the Principles and rest of cast were wonderful and the staging and costumes were a spectacle. We were fortunate to be able to see this show only after Opera Australia Customer Service sorted out a blunder I had made with the ticketing. They were very kind and generous and allowed us to come down from the country to see the show. We loved it. Thankyou

  • Christopher R 5
    06 Aug 2019

    Celebrated our 9th Wedding Anniversary with a beautiful night at the Sydney Opera House. Took in a stellar performance of Madama Butterfly. Music was majestic and the soprano was fantastic.

  • Millersdomain 2
    04 Aug 2019

    Personally I didn’t really like the modern take on Madamma Butterfly. I thought the stage and visuals were a bit tacky. Worse still was the quality of the food served before the show. The dinner was extremely disappointing. The wine list was also very limited and fairly ordinary. And why have a New Zealand Chardonnay at an Australian iconic venue? Aren’t there any Australian Chardonnays they could list? On the positive side, the orchestra and singing were great.

  • Paul G 4
    02 Aug 2019

    We enjoyed the opera and we appreciated the comfortable access to the event. The orchestra was very good and the overall performance provided us a great night.

  • Kim S 5
    31 Jul 2019

    My 2 daughters and I saw Madama Butterfly last night at the Sydney Opera House. It was outstanding! The staff was friendly and helpful. The show including the atmosphere, performers, orchestra and scenery, was worth much more than the price of the ticket! It’s an experience that should not be missed!

  • Samantha P 5
    29 Jul 2019

    An incredible performance! The staging is unique and special. My 15 year old upcoming opera singer loved it. Both Madame Butterfly and Suzuki were spectacular. I highly recommend it!!

  • swimschoolbob 5
    29 Jul 2019

    The Opera House staff was fantastic --- organized my tickets from the USA by calling and speaking to a Staff member --- he helped a lot ! The Madame Butterfly performance was great as were the seats

  • Jaimevolke 5
    28 Jul 2019

    The staging is great, the musicians are great and the singers are great! Is good adaptation! Go and enjoy!!

  • urbancinefile1 4
    23 Jul 2019

    Digital effects overwhelm the emotional core of Graeme Murphy’s visually striking, design driven interpretation of Puccini’s tragic classic opera. There is some wonderful imagery - like the sequence in which Cio-Cio-San, wearing a flowing white gown, stands on a platform surrounded by enigmatic Japanese typography, that rises optimistically, before it disintegrating at her feet like a deflated lover. The bondage-inspired opening scene when she descends from the clutches of a red spidery web is eye-boggling. The costumes are stunning with a touch of the erotic. But the digitals gee whizzery (10 LED screens exploding with monochrome and colour imagery) is overstated, leading our hearts away from the emotional impact. Instead of being carried away - like Cio-Cio-San - I remained grounded. Less is more. In many ways, I enjoyed this production more in hindsight, when the wonders of the visuals are a vibrant reminder of the spectacle. Musically, the orchestra soars and Mariana Hong (at July 22 performance) stole the show. The sound improved as the production took flight. But there is no question: getting dressed up and going to the Opera is always the most romantic of evenings. The anticipation; the location; walking up the staircase of the iconic Sydney Opera House. What could be more special than sipping bubbles while watching the buzz of Sydney Harbour as the lights from ferries and boats leave a glittering trail. It is simply a must-do experience.

  • Way5034 5
    20 Jul 2019

    A brilliant tragedy with great leads and sets.No doubt true story for many and so sad. Some American lines that appeared Trump-esk.

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