Madama Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
Puccini's popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers' first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the aria 'Un bel dì, vedremo' and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.
One of Australia's greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets.
Hear Opera Australia's wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children's chorus, drawn from local communities.
Each venue puts their tickets on sale at a different time. Please check with your local venue for their on sale date.
On tour in 2019
Albany, WA | 24 August | Albany Entertainment Centre
Alice Springs, NT | 6-7 August | Araluen Arts Centre
Broome, WA | 14 August | Sun Pictures
Bunbury, WA | 22 August | Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Cairns, QLD | 30 July | Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Darwin, NT | 9-10 August | Darwin Entertainment Centre
Frankston, VIC | 13 July | Frankston Arts Centre
Geraldton, WA | 19 August | Queens Park Theatre
Gladstone, QLD | 25 July | Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Gold Coast, QLD | 18-20 July | HOTA, Home of the Arts
Kalgoorlie, WA | 27 August | Goldfields Arts Centre
Karratha, WA | 16 August | Karratha Arts and Community Precinct
Mackay, QLD | 27 July | Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre
Mandurah, WA | 21 August | Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Maryborough, QLD | 23 July | Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre
Mount Isa, QLD | 1 August | Mount Isa Civic Centre
Mount Gambier, SA | 31 August | Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Port Pirie, SA | 29 August | Northern Festival Centre
Rockhampton, QLD | 16 July | Pilbeam Theatre
Tennant Creek, NT | 3 August | Tennant Creek Civic Hall
|revival director||Liesel Badorrek|
|revival choreographer||Matthew Barclay|
|Design REalised by||Julie Lynch|
|regional children's chorus master||Mark Connors|
|Kate Pinkerton||Kristen Leich|
This touring production of Madama Butterfly was commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.
National Tour Leading Partner