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Tickets to Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour with Free Seat Upgrade

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Witness a revival of Madama Butterfly, one of the greatest operas ever composed, as it is brought to Fleet Steps of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney by Australia’s foremost director, Graeme Murphy AO. Book your Madama Butterfly Sydney Harbour tickets now to not miss this masterpiece of an opera!


  • Experience the heart-wrenching tale of love and betrayal in Puccini's renowned opera Madama Butterfly, set on the stunning backdrop of the Royal Botanic Garden.

  • Witness the unparalleled artistry of Graeme Murphy, Australia's most decorated choreographer, as he brings this timeless classic to life with state-of-the-art technology.

  • Be captivated by the powerful performances of Sae-Kyung Rim and Ivan Magrì, who bring the tragic love story of Cio-Cio-San and Pinkerton to the stage.


  • Tickets to Madama Butterfly

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1.9K reviews
Ronald ODonnell



Apr, 2023

Was very good great performance And the stage settings changes were amazing Unfortunately a bit of 🌧️
Joseph T Kelly



Apr, 2023

Venue amazing - so highly organised from start to finish. Unbelievable set changes and fantastic cast in the opera.
Cécile IDJA



Jan, 2020

Faster option
Heather Cardwell



Jan, 2020

we booked for a group of 10. So much fun!
Celine Couchet



Jan, 2020

Excellent service. Keep the Good work

Pinkerton, an American sailor, rents a house on a hill in Japan, where he moves in with “Madame Butterfly”, his soon-to-be wife. Butterfly is overjoyed to be marrying an American, although Pinkerton plans to leave her once he has found himself an American wife. They get married in this house, and Pinkerton leaves a short while after that. More than three years later, Butterfly still awaits her husband’s return. How long will Butterfly wait for her husband without losing patience? Catch the rest of the tale at the Madama Butterfly Sydney Harbour show at the theatre!

Composed by Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly is one of the most renowned works of opera, premiering at the world-famous La Scala in 1904. This adaptation comes from the most decorated choreographer of Australia, Graeme Murphy. Utilizing floor to ceiling LED panels and numerous other technological tools, a breathtaking show awaits you. Sae-Kyung Rim, winner of several international competitions, steps into the shoes of Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly. With Ivan Magrì taking up the role of Pinkerton, and the production promises to be an unforgettable experience!

Good For

Lovers of Opera | Fans of Giacomo Puccini

Show Details

Genre: Opera

Duration: 2hr 45min (including interval)

Opening Date: 24 Mar 2023

Closing Date: 23 Apr 2023

Venue: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point

Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Cio-Cio-San - Karah Son & Eva Kong

Suzuki - Sian Sharp & Agnes Sarkis

Pinkerton - Diego Torre & Thomas Strong

Sharpless - Michael Honeyman & Luke Gabbedy

Goro - Virgilio Marino

** Conductor**

Brian Castles-Onion AM


Àlex Ollé

Revival Director

Susana Gómez

Set Designer

Alfons Flores

Costume Designer

Lluc Castells

Based on Original Lighting Design by

Alexander Koppelmann

Sound Designer

Tony David Cray

Additional Tips

The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets can either be collected from the Box Office at The Fleet Steps or at The Sydney Opera House. It is recommended that tickets are collected at least 1-hr prior to the start of the show.

We would recommend reaching the Venue at least 30 minutes prior to your show.

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