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'Madama Butterfly' at Sydney Opera House by Opera Australia

4.7 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Opera Australia

'Madama Butterfly' at Sydney Opera House by Opera Australia

Activity provider: Opera Australia
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 68.55 per person

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 ticket

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Duration 147 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Includes
  • Opera performance ticket
  • Food and beverages
  • Transport and parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. All participants between 6-12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative Antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination administered at least 14 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months (must be recovered for more than 10 days), a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID

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Date

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • 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 showtime and may not allow latecomers in until there is a suitable pause in the performance.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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From the moment Madame Butterfly started singing, we were lost to the beauty she expelled and what hold she had over the audience, was truly amazing to listen too. We were simply enthralled. I would highly recommend this show and actual tried to go a second time, but it was sold out. Brilliant performance.

August 8, 2019

clever but lacking heart

The staying was extremely clever and innovative, but the concept was often clumsy and detracted from the singing. It seems unkind to be sizeist, but for a romantic hero to be so over weight made him entirely unconvincing. His acting was also very wooden. Butterfly sang well overall, but lacked resilience in her breathing at times and her sound was sometimes harsh. Overall it was a mediocre performance, lacking in power or emotional depth. Butterfly and her lover had no chemistry whatsoever.The tricksy staging didn't help matters. The seats are not comfortable, and there aren't enough toilets. I was very disappointed overall, having seen a much better version by Northern Opera at my local theatre in England.

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August 15, 2019

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August 11, 2019

Product ID: 183245