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SEASON 12/13


Madama Butterfly

Date : 1,2,4,5 February 2013
Time : 8.00pm
Duration : 2 hours 30 mins (approx.); 20 mins intermission
Venue : Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Enquiry : (65) 6336 1929

"Butterfly, what would you do if he never returned?"

15-year-old Cio-Cio-san, otherwise known as Butterfly, has fallen in love with Pinkerton, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. After secretly renouncing her ancestral religion and converting to Pinkerton’s, Butterfly marries him believing that he loves her in equal measure as she does him. Unbeknownst to her, Pinkerton regards their marriage merely as a loose contract that he can cancel at will – a temporary amusement before he finds himself a real American wife.

3 years after Pinkerton leaves her in Japan, Butterfly remains faithfully awaiting his return, refusing to yield to all the pressures surrounding her to forget him. Sharpless, the American Consul arrives with a letter from Pinkerton and Butterfly believes that her pure, steadfast love has been vindicated. Unable to bring himself to finish reading the letter to her, Sharpless asks "Butterfly, what would you do if he never returned?"

The SLO’s season-long celebration of the 88th anniversary of Puccini’s passing culminates in the highly-anticipated production of Madama Butterfly, arguably his most original completed work – a Western operatic masterpiece infused with Asian themes, characters and melodies.

Return with the SLO to Butterfly’s side, before it is too late...


Ticket Price(s)

$130, $110, $88, $68, $58, $48, $38 and $28

Price(s) exclude SISTIC fee.
No entry for infants in arms & children below 12 years old; children aged 12 years and above need to purchase tickets for entry

Available at Sistic (from 22 November 2012)

Hotline: (65) 6348 5555
Website: www.sistic.com.sg

SISTIC booking fees: $3 per ticket for prices above $20; $1 per ticket for prices at $20 and below

Early Bird discount (from 22 November to 25 December 2012)

  • 20% discount for:
    • SLO Friends
    • All OCBC credit card holders
    • NTUC U card holders
    • AlumNUS card holders
    • NUSS card holders
  • 15% discount for:
    • General public via SISTIC internet booking

After Early Bird promotion (from 26 December 2012 onwards)

  • 20% discount for:
    • Corporate/Group/School bookings for purchases of 10 tickets and above (available at SLO office only)
    • OCBC Arts Platinum card holders
  • 15% discount for:
    • SLO Friends
    • All other OCBC credit card holders
    • NTUC U card holders
    • AlumNUS card holders
    • NUSS card holders
    • Kinokuniya Privilege card holders
    • SLO Orchestra members
    • SLO Choir members
    • The Expressos
  • 15% concession discount for:
    • Students
    • Full-time NSmen
    • Senior Citizens (62 yrs and above)

All relevant cards must be produced in order to enjoy the discounts. Discount schemes are not valid with any other promotions/or discounts.

Schools – Use the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy to enjoy up to 50% off ticket prices! For more details, visit http://aep.nac.gov.sg/ (under FAQ).

Corporate/Group/Schools bookings - Please contact SLO Office at 6336-1929 or email: marketing@singaporeopera.com.sg