1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Sydney
  4. Sydney Opera House Joan Sutherland Theatre

'Madama Butterfly' at Sydney Opera House by Opera Australia

Product ID: 183245
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No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best things to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.
About this activity
Duration 2.45 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • See world class opera at the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Discover the world’s most famous love story in a bold new production by choreographer Graeme Murphy
  • Get ready for a good tearjerker with stunning sets and costumes
Full description
Experience the ravishing romance of Madame Butterfly in a bold new production by Australia’s most famous choreographer, Graeme Murphy.

Enchanted by the beauty of Japan, the American naval officer Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Madame Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love. But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving his bride behind. Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to return, and when he comes at last, both lovers have a surprise in store.

This long-awaited reimagining uses the same incredible technology that wowed audiences in Aida, where towering flexible LED screens form a dynamic backdrop filled with moving images.

Puccini’s sumptuous score includes the hit aria ‘Un bel di’.

See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes
  • Opera performance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Transport and parking

When you get there

Meeting point

Tickets will be available at the Sydney Opera House Box Office one hour before the performance, under the same name as your GetYourGuide Booking. Performance is in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Getting there: Many buses, trains and all ferries stop at Circular Quay. It is then a 10-minute walk to the Sydney Opera House. You can plan your trip with Transport NSW. Taxis can drop you off near the roundabout at the end of Macquarie Street.

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Know before you go
• Tickets will be available for collection from the Box Office at Sydney Opera one hour prior to performance commencing.
• Please bring and present a photo ID bearing the name used for booking to collect your tickets at the box office. Printing or presenting this voucher will not be required.
• While it is fun to dress up for the opera, there is no mandatory dress code. An extra layer is advised because it can get cold in the theatre.
• Guests are recommended to arrive early to avoid rushing. Ushers will close the doors at show time and may not allow latecomers in until there is a suitable pause in the performance.