Madame 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 'One Fine Day' and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.
One of Australia's greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language 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.
This touring production of Madame Butterfly has been selected for the 2018 VCE Theatre Studies Playlist (Unit 4).
On sale dates vary for each venue. Please check with venues directly for their on sale date.
On tour in 2018
Albury, NSW | 4 September | Albury Entertainment Centre
Armidale, NSW | 9 August | Lazenby Hall, University of New England; presented by New England Conservatorium of Music
Ballarat, Vic | 26 July | Her Majesty's Theatre
Bathurst, NSW | 16 August | Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Bendigo, Vic | 28 July | Ulumbarra Theatre
Burnie, Tas | 12 September | Burnie Arts and Function Centre
Canberra, ACT | 6–8 September | Canberra Theatre Centre
Dandenong, Vic | 13 & 14 July | Drum Theatre
Dubbo, NSW | 25 August | Dubbo Regional Theatre
Hobart, TAS | 14-15 September | Theatre Royal
Horsham, Vic | 2 August | Horsham Town Hall
Launceston, Tas | 18 September | Princess Theatre
Mildura, Vic | 31 July | Mildura Arts Centre
Murrwillumbah, NSW | 7 August | Murwillumbah Civic Centre
Narre Warren, Vic | 17 July | Bunjil Place
Newcastle, NSW | 14 August | Civic Theatre
Orange, NSW | 28 August | Civic Theatre
Parramatta, NSW | 18 August | Riverside Theatre
Port Macquarie, NSW | 11 August | The Glasshouse
Sale, Vic | 20 July | The Wedge
Tamworth, NSW | 4 August | Capitol Theatre
Wagga Wagga, NSW | 30 August | Civic Theatre
Wangaratta, VIC | 1 September | Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Warragul, VIC | 21 July | West Gippsland Performing Arts Centre
Warrnambool, Vic | 24 July | Lighthouse Theatre
Wollongong, NSW | 22 & 23 August | Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
|Set & Costume Designer||Jennie Tate|
|Sets & Costumes Realised by||Julie Lynch|
|Lighting Designer||Matt Scott|
|Yamadori / Butler||Shoumendu Schornikow|
|Kate Pinkerton||Kristen Leich|
Opera Australia's regional and schools touring program is made possible by generous donations from opera lovers. Opera Australia would like to thank:
Gabby Walters, in memory of her parents Jane and Laurie Walters