Music: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Giovanni Reggioli
Director: Moffatt Oxenbould

One of the world’s favourite operas comes to the big screen in Opera Australia’s celebrated production of Puccini’s romantic love story. Fall in love with the beautiful costumes, colours and the quietly mythical spirituality of Moffatt Oxenbould’s classic production.

Lieutenant Pinkerton has arrived in Nagasaki, where his ship will be stationed for an extended tour of duty. While he is there, he intends to live well. The local fixer, Goro, has rented a house with a view for him, and hired the staff. All that is missing is a little wife to come home to. Coro can provide. He knows a girl. Her name is Butterfly.

Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the world favourite operas, and is one of Opera Australia's most celebrated productions. It returns in 2012 for a strictly limited run with celebrated Japanese soprano Hiromi Omura in the title role. She is joined by young Australian tenor James Egglestone, making his role debut as the dastardly Pinkerton.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Captured from The Arts Centre, Melbourne

Duration: 155 minutes plus 15 minutes intermission (approx.)

Coming Soon To Cinemas.

Tickets: Tickets are available at participating cinema box offices.

Cio-Cio-San Hiromi Omura
Pinkerton James Egglestone
Suzuki Sian Pendry
Sharpless Barry Ryan
Goro Graeme Macfarlane
The Bonze Jud Arthur
Kate Nicole Car
Yamadori Samuel Dundas
Commissioner Clifford Plumpton
Registrar Gregory Brown
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Participating Cinemas
The Fisher Theatre - 9th April
The Wyeside Arts Centre - 14th April
Hertford Theatre - 3rd May
Number 8 Arts Centre - 26th March
Parkway Cleethorpes - 26th March
Picturedrome Theatre Bognor Regis - 26th March
Playhouse Louth - 26th March
Pocklington Arts - 18th June
QUAD Derby - 26th March
Parbold Picturehouse - 26th March
Showcase Nottingham - 26th March
Showcase Reading - 26th March
Showcase Peterborough - 26th March
Showcase Leeds - 26th March
Showcase Paisley - 26th March
Showcase Teesside - 26th March
Showcase Cardiff - 26th March
Showcase Walsall - 26th March
Showcase Dudley - 26th March
Showcase Glasgow East - 26th March
Stockport Plaza - 27th March
Wyllyotts Theatre - 18th April
Zeffirellis, Ambleside (Fellinis) - 16th April
Strode Theatre - 27th March
Helmsley Arts Centre - 27th March
Nordern Farm Arts Centre - 29th March  
Electric Cinema Birmingham - 31st March
The Mareel, Shetlands - 31st March  
Trinity Theatre Kent - 5th April
Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth - 14th April
New Carlton Cinema, Okehampton - 14th April
Coleford The Studio - 14th April  
The Forum Cinema, Hexham - 14th April  
Kino Hawkhurst - 14th April  
Regal Movieplex, Cromer - 14th April
Festival Drayton Centre - 15th April
Connaught Cinema/Ritz Digital Cinema - 21st April  
The Venue, Lincoln - 3rd April
The Maltings, Berwick - 2nd June
Movies @ Dundrum - 26th March
Movies @ Gorey - 26th March
Movies @ Swords - 26th March
SGC Dungarvan - 26th March
Jersey Opera House - 21st June
  • To be announced
  • To be announced

To be announced


To be announced


To be announced

New South Wales
Hoyts Cinema Entertainment Quarter - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Manly Cinemas - March 21st, 24th and 25th
Bowraville Theatre - TBA
Temora Town Hall Theatre - March 21st
Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes - March 17th
Roxy Cinema Nowra - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Cinema Paradiso, Ettalong - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Regent Cinema Murwillumbah -  March 16th, 17th and 20th
Odeon Cinema, Orange - June 29th and 30th
Forum 6 Cinema Tamworth - June 29th and 30th
Forum 6 Cinema Wagga Wagga - June 29th and 30th
Hoyts Chadstone, Chadstone - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Western Australia
Hoyts Carousel, Cannington - March 16th, 17th and 20th
CMAX Cinema, Devonport - June 29th and 30th
Alice Springs
Alice Springs Cinemas - June 29th and 30th


Hoyts Stafford, Stafford - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Blueroom Cinebar, Rosalie - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Sovereign Cinema, Gympie - March 17th, 18th, 20th, 22nd
Greater Union Maroochydore - March 16th, 17th and 20th
South Australia
Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza, Modbury - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Wallis Cinema Mitcham - March 16th
Wallis Cinema Mt Barker - March 16th
Hoyts Belconnen - March 16th, 17th and 20th
Greater Union Cinema Manuka -  March 16th, 17th and 20th

To be announced