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Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera House
11 Jan 2024 - 07 May 2024
3 hr with 30 min interval
Suitable for 13+
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Why Watch Madama Butterfly?

  • Witness the story of a young Japanese geisha unfold. She cherishes the belief that her arranged marriage with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent union, but the tragic reality unfolds when she is betrayed.
  • The vibrant score of Madama Butterfly, written by the acclaimed composer Puccini, is captivating and brings the tragic love story to life.
  • Witness Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, and Asmik Grigorian's unforgettable performance as Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy.
  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to grab your Madama Butterfly opera tickets and witness a timeless piece of art.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House is a must-watch for all opera lovers. This opera, set in early 20th-century Japan, tells a tale of love, betrayal, and tragedy. With a star-studded cast including Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, and Asmik Grigorian in the lead roles, this production promises a memorable performance. The timeless beauty of Puccini’s score, combined with the vivid production by Anthony Minghella, makes Madama Butterfly a must-watch. Grab your Madama Butterfly opera tickets today.

The Story

Madama Butterfly is a poignant tale of a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who wholeheartedly believes in her loving and permanent marriage to an American naval officer, Pinkerton. Unfortunately, Pinkerton's betrayal leads to a heart-wrenching tragedy. This opera not only entertains but also sparks conversations about cultural and sexual imperialism. Get your hands on Madama Butterfly opera tickets today to witness this timeless classic.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Madama Butterfly may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, Asmik Grigorian, Matthew Polenzani, Jonathan Tetelman, Elizabeth DeShong, Eve Gigliotti, Davide Luciano, Lucas Meachem
  • Conductor: Xian Zhang
  • Director/Choreographer: Anthony Minghella
  • Set Designer: Michael Levine
  • Costume Designer: Han Feng

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 13+.
  • Please keep in mind that Broadway theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Madama Butterfly Tickets

Book online tickets for Madama Butterfly opera on Broadway.

Booking Period: Until 7 May 2024

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Madama Butterfly voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House is a world-renowned opera house located in Lincoln Center, New York. With a seating capacity of 3800, it is one of the largest opera houses in the world. Known for its impressive design and acoustics, the Metropolitan Opera House has been a significant platform for some of the most acclaimed operas such as Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West and Il Trittico, Humperdinck’s Königskinder.

Seating Capacity: 3800

Metropolitan Opera House Seating Chart will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, United States

Subway: No. 1 train to 66th Street Lincoln Center station

Bus: Buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 and BxM2 stop at the Metropolitan Opera House

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Telephone, Water Fountain, Bar

Accessibility: Accessible Restrooms, Wheelchair Access, Assisted Listening Devices

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, that most Broadway theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Madama Butterfly Tickets

How do I buy Madama Butterfly opera tickets on Broadway?

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How much do the tickets for Madama Butterfly opera on Broadway cost?

The cost of the Madama Butterfly opera tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Madama Butterfly opera tickets?

Booking Madama Butterfly opera tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Madama Butterfly?

Madama Butterfly opens on 11 January 2024 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

What age is Madama Butterfly appropriate for?

Madama Butterfly does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for those aged 13 and above.

Where is Madama Butterfly playing in New York?

Madama Butterfly is playing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and opens on 11 January 2024.

How long does Madama Butterfly run for?

The running time of Madama Butterfly is approximately 3 hours with a 30-minute intermission.

What is Madama Butterfly about?

Madama Butterfly revolves around a young Japanese geisha named Cio-Cio-San who believes that her arranged marriage with an American naval officer, Pinkerton, is a loving and permanent union. However, Pinkerton betrays her, leading to a devastating tragedy.

Who are the main stars of Madama Butterfly?

The main stars of Madama Butterfly are sopranos Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, and Asmik Grigorian as Cio-Cio-San, tenors Matthew Polenzani and Jonathan Tetelman as Pinkerton, mezzo-sopranos Elizabeth DeShong and Eve Gigliotti as Suzuki, and baritones Davide Luciano and Lucas Meachem as Sharpless.

What is the dress code while attending Madama Butterfly?

There is no specific dress code at Broadway. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Madama Butterfly?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Madama Butterfly. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at the Metropolitan Opera House?

The Metropolitan Opera House has multiple facilities including restrooms, a telephone, a water fountain, and a bar available for the audiences during Madama Butterfly.

Can I take pictures or videos of Madama Butterfly inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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