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NZ Opera presents: Madama Butterfly


Thu 23 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:15pm
Sat 25 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:15pm
Tue 28 Jul 2015, 6:30pm–9:15pm
Thu 30 Jul 2015, 7:30pm–10:15pm
Sat 1 Aug 2015, 7:30pm–10:15pm

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • C-Reserve Subscription tickets: $84.00
  • C-Reserve Single ticket: $49.50
  • B-Reserve Subscription tickets: $126.50
  • B-Reserve Single ticket: $74.50
  • A-Reserve Subscription tickets: $167.50
  • A-Reserve Single ticket: $98.50
  • Silver Subscription tickets: $211.50
  • Silver Single ticket: $124.50
  • Gold Subscription tickets: $252.00
  • Gold Single ticket: $148.50
  • Premium Subscription tickets: $287.00
  • Premium Single ticket: $189.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: New Zealand Opera

Madama Butterfly is a timeless story of hope, honour, fidelity and love, woven together with such exquisite devotion that it now stands as one of the most meaningful and moving experiences one can have in the theatre. Puccini’s luminescent ‘Humming Chorus’ holds all the promise of a summer’s night, all the perfume of cherry blossoms — and all the anguish of a young girl desperately in love. The equally iconic aria ‘Un bel dì’ is famous for capturing the very essence of Cio-Cio-San’s innocence. This is the power of Puccini and we are thrilled to bring our 2013 production of this exquisite opera to Christchurch audiences.

To mark the stunning refurbishment of the Isaac Theatre Royal we share director Kate Cherry and designers Christina Smith and Matt Scott's beautiful vision for this opera, with sumptuously detailed costumes and scenery bathed in dreamy washes of colour. With a sublime cast, this production is an experience that will be cherished long after the curtain has fallen.

As Simon Wilson wrote in his Metro review: "If you're an old fan of Butterfly ... you will not be disappointed. If you're new to opera and hoping for seduction, this is the one." We couldn't agree more.

Accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Featuring the Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Duration 2 hours and 45 minutes (including 20 minute interval).
A New Zealand Opera production.

Booking Tickets
Subscription tickets on sale now through the NZ Opera Box Office, phone 0800 NZOPERA (696 737) or visit
Public on sale date for single tickets 9 February 2015.

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