Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House

Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House
Shows, Concerts & Sports > Opera > Opera
$71.72
Duration: 2 hours 27 minutes
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Description

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

Once you have selected your choice of performance at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, simply make your own way to the legendary performing arts venue for a quintessential Sydney experience.

Emerging stars join longtime favorites for Opera Australia's seasonal opera performances, which take place in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (formerly the Opera Theatre), the second largest concert hall in the Sydney Opera House at 1,507 seats. Operas are performed in their original languages (mostly Italian), with subtitles in English projected on a screen above the stage.

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 and Simplified Chinese surtitles

Madama Butterfly Show Times - 

1:00pm 
July 2019: 6, 13

7:30pm
June 2019: 28, 29
July 2019:  1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31 
August 2019: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.