Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

Friday 24 March 2023 to Sunday 23 April 2023

Overview

“A modern Butterfly soars as art and spectacle combine on Sydney Harbour” (Limelight) The critically-acclaimed and wildly popular Madama Butterfly returns to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage…

“A modern Butterfly soars as art and spectacle combine on Sydney Harbour” (Limelight)

The critically-acclaimed and wildly popular Madama Butterfly returns to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage. Under the stars, with fireworks every night as well as pop up bars and eateries, this is “the most impressive outdoor event in Australia... You don't need to understand opera to understand what makes the occasion great” (Concrete Playground).

Take your seats overlooking ‘Paradise’ – complete with a bamboo grove and a giant moon and rising sun floating in the harbour. The picture-perfect backdrop of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge twinkles with thousands of city lights as night falls.

For innocent Cio-Cio-San, love flutters on wings of desire. For brash Pinkerton, a flight of fancy is irresistible. On their wedding night, passions ignite. Yet, how ephemeral is their ecstatic embrace?

Puccini’s intimate ode to unrequited love has always been shocking. East meets West, devotion meets disregard, expectation meets disappointment. In the clash, Cio-Cio-San’s dreams shatter.

Join them for Sydney’s best night out. Handa on Sydney Harbour’s Madama Butterfly is a “five star world-beating triumph, surely one of the most spectacular outdoor operas ever staged anywhere” (Time Out).

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Caption all entertainment (TVs, live shows, performances)

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards

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