An acclaimed sell-out at its first run in 2009, this is a visually arresting interpretation of the heart-wrenching Puccini masterpiece about a young Japanese bride who is abandoned by her American naval officer husband. The uplifting Flower Duet, the beautiful Humming Chorus and Butterfly’s aria “Un bel di” are among the opera’s most famous moments.

Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Chorus is led by Chorus Master Albert Horne. The director is Christine Crouse and the conductor is Albert Horne. First time around, this production was lauded as “Riveting, heartfelt. . .breathtaking and thoroughly engaging,” by South Africa’s Sunday Independent.