It is one of the theatre’s greatest love stories.
Enchanted by the beauty of the east, the American sailor Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love.
But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving Butterfly behind.
Music of impossible beauty traces this story from the lovers’ first, rapturous embrace to the intense, powerful finale.
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 the local community.
Recommended for ages 8+. Use of a replica firearm.
An Opera Australia Production, don’t miss your opportunity to see this love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
“As dramatic and full-blooded account of Puccini’s masterpiece as you could wish for” – The West Australian
Wed, 22 Aug, 7.30pm
Thu, 23 Aug, 7.30pm
Pens/Group 8+: $67
Under 30s: $49
Family of 4: $196 (Max 2 Adults)