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Madame Butterfly

Wednesday 5 September
7.30 pm


Early Bird $30.00*
Adult $40.00
Concession $35.00
Child (3-15 years) $15.00
Group 6+ $30.00
Gallery Club Dining $75.00

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Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre and Melbourne City Ballet


Love, honour and loyalty are put to the test in the tragic tale of Madame Butterfly.

The beautiful Japanese geisha, Cho-Cho (nicknamed Butterfly) hopelessly clings to the belief that her marriage to Lieutenant Pinkerton, an American naval officer, is a loving and eternal relationship. It is however, not to be. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies.

The beauty of exquisite and sensitive choreography together with Puccini’s score has made Melbourne City Ballet’s Madame Butterfly a tender and romantic production, not to be missed.

Redeveloped into a newly choreographed three-act ballet, Melbourne City Ballet’s production will capture the story’s essence through the fusion of traditional Japanese and classical ballet movement. The production showcases the company’s exquisite choreography and versatility, whilst featuring impressive new scenery, beautiful oriental costumes and of course Puccini’s evocative score.

Audiences are rarely given the opportunity to see Madame Butterfly performed as a full length ballet and this certainly is a production not to be missed.


Gallery Club Dining (commences at 6.00 pm)

A ticket to Gallery Club Dining includes an exclusive 2-course dinner delivered high above the lobby on our private gallery level, an accompanying glass of wine with each course, and a ticket to the performance of the evening.

Click here to learn more about Gallery Club Dining

The Gallery Club Dining menu and full details of the evening will be confirmed via email prior to the night of the performance.

The 2-course dinner is a set menu constructed by our in-house Chef, offering a taste of our wider functions menu. If you have any special dietary requirements, please speak with the ticket office at the time of purchase.


*Early Bird tickets are available up to 4.00 pm on
Friday 13 July 2018

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