Butterfly and Pinkerton, silhouetted against the setting sun.

Madama Butterfly

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 '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 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.

On sale dates vary for each venue. Please check with venues directly 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 | Cable Beach Amphitheatre

Bunbury, WA | 22 August | Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Cairns, QLD | 30 July | Cairns Civic Theatre

Ceduna, SA | 27 August | Ceduna Memorial Hall

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 | The Arts Centre, Gold Coast

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

Mt Isa, QLD | 1 August | Mount Isa Civic Centre

Mt Gambier, SA | 31 August | Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Noosa, QLD | 23 July | Noosa Leisure Centre

Port Pirie, SA | 29 August | Northern Festival Centre

Rockhampton, QLD | 16 July | Pilbeam Theatre

Tennant Creek, NT | 3 August | Tennant Creek Civic Hall


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Madame Butterfly on National Tour in 2018
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Madame Butterfly on National Tour: Costume Gallery

Matthew Reardon behind the scenes in Opera Australia's touring production of Madame Butterfly in 2018
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Madame Butterfly on National Tour: Behind the scenes (...)