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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly

Where
Mrs Macquaries Rd
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
When

Friday 24 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Saturday 25 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Sunday 26 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Tuesday 28 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Wednesday 29 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Thursday 30 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Friday 31 March 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Saturday 1 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Sunday 2 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Tuesday 4 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Wednesday 5 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Thursday 6 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Saturday 8 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Sunday 9 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Tuesday 11 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Wednesday 12 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Thursday 13 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Friday 14 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Saturday 15 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Sunday 16 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Tuesday 18 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Wednesday 19 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Thursday 20 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Friday 21 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Saturday 22 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm Sunday 23 April 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:15pm

Cost

Starting from: $99

The critically acclaimed and wildly popular Madama Butterfly returns to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage.

Under the stars, with fireworks every night as well as pop up bars and eateries, this is “the most impressive outdoor event in Australia… You don’t need to understand opera to understand what makes the occasion great” (Concrete Playground).

Take your seats overlooking ‘Paradise’ – complete with a bamboo grove, a giant moon, and a rising sun floating in the harbour. The picture-perfect backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge twinkles with thousands of city lights as night falls.

For innocent Cio-Cio-San, love flutters on wings of desire. For brash Pinkerton, a flight of fancy is irresistible. On their wedding night, passions ignite. Yet, how ephemeral is their ecstatic embrace?

Puccini’s intimate ode to unrequited love has always been shocking. East meets West, devotion meets disregard, expectation meets disappointment. In the clash, Cio-Cio-San’s dreams shatter.

Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour is a “five star world-beating triumph, surely one of the most spectacular outdoor operas ever staged anywhere” (Time Out).

Join us for Sydney’s best night out.

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