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Opera Australia National Tour – Madama Butterfly


Sat 27 Jul 2019, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Alfred Street, Mackay CBD, Mackay Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: mackayfestival

Madama Butterfly
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East.
A woman in love with the promise of the West.
Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love?

Madama Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time. U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins. Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour.

What will become of her great hope? Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria ‘Un bel di vedremo’ and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes.

One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this 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 local communities.

Please call the Box Office on 4961 9777 to advise if you have Wheelchair, Companion Card or Special needs requirements before completing your booking.

Complete your night. Pre-show dining available for this event! Let our talented Chef’s spoil you with their culinary skills, using high-quality ingredients to create a delicious menu, which you can enjoy before the show!

Pre-Show Meal: $45 two-course set menu
Entrée: Baked ricotta w a lemon, caper + olive salad
Main: Chicken Agrodolce - slow cooked chicken maryland in a sweet saffron,
thyme+ wine broth, pine nuts, creamy mash + baby peas.

Pre-purchase: 2-course dinner only available to pre-order until 12pm on Wednesday 24th July. Please be advised that the 2-course pre-show dining will commence at 6pm sharp. Please ensure that you are here by this time to enjoy your dining experience.

Pre-order Antipasto Platters
Antipasto Platters
$18 Share platter for 2
$10 Platter for 1

Why not make your experience complete and enjoy an Antipasto Platter, available at pre-show and interval. Platter with smoked cheddar, gouda cheese, green stuffed olives, char-grilled capsicum, salami and water crackers. (GF and vegetarian options available).

Pre-purchase: Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm on the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.

Please note: You are not able to take food into the auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue 1 hour prior to show time, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval drinks table at interval.

Collection: Platters will be available for collection at the bar.

Buy at the event: Platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (where applicable).