Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, and there’s no better way to get your culture fix than by seeing an opera at Arts Center Melbourne. Hear magnificent voices and see spectacular drama in the best opera theater in the country.
About this activity
Printed voucher required
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • See world-class opera at the Arts Center Melbourne
  • Sip champagne in the glow of the Southbank lights
  • Enjoy performances such as Madame Butterfly, Attila, and more
Full description
Constrained, cocooned, caught in a moment of desire, Butterfly is irresistible. On tour in Japan, the American sailor Pinkerton cannot wait to bed his Japanese bride — but he’s already dreaming of an American life with an American wife. When his ship departs, he condemns Butterfly to purgatory.

Experience the new production by Australia’s most famous choreographer, Graeme Murphy. This opera features floor-to-ceiling LED panels as a dynamic set, allowing fragments of film to flutter across the stage.

Puccini’s sublime music imbues this ageless story with beauty, from the irrepressible aria "Un bel dì" ("One Fine Day") to the intense finale. Hiromi Omura is the most sought-after Butterfly in the world, returning in the title role along with Andeka Gorrotxategi as Pinkerton.
  • Performance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Parking
  • Transfer

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
Not allowed
  • Cameras
Know before you go
• The show runs for approximately 2.5 hours, including an interval.
• The opera sung in Italian with English surtitles.
• 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 theater
• 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
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Opera Australia

Product ID: 122828