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Madama Butterfly

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2 hrs 30 mins

Witness a revival of Madama Butterfly, one of the greatest operas ever composed, as it is brought to the Melbourne Opera by Australia’s foremost choreographer, Graeme Murphy!

Why Watch Madama Butterfly

Pinkerton, an American sailor, rents a house on a hill in Japan, where he moves in with “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? Find out!

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. Hiromi Omura, who won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San in numerous productions of Madama Butterfly reprises her role. With Andeka Gorrotxategi also reprising the role of Pinkerton, and the production promises to be an unforgettable experience!

Good For

Lovers of Opera | Fans of Giacomo Puccini

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Sat 1:00 PM

2 hrs 30 mins including interval

Leading Roles
Hiromi Omura as Cio-Cio-San
Sian Sharp as Suzuki
Andeka Gorrotxategi as Pinkerton
Christopher Hillier as Sharpless

Conducted By
Pier Giorgio Morandi

Directed By
Graeme Murphy

Additional Info

Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre

Available Facilities
Theatre Bar
Assistive Hearing System

The Arts Centre Theatre has a seating capacity of 880

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for groups lesser than 8

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