There won't be a dry eye in the house when Artistic Director of Melbourne City Ballet, Michael Pappalardo takes audiences on a journey to Japan with the classical ballet “Madame Butterfly” in 2018. Madame Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass, Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suite but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realises their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies.


This family owned and operated tour, will take you on country to share their Wumpurarni (Aboriginal) ways. You will be taken by bus, to important sites to learn about country, in particular bush tucker and bush medicines and how they are still used today, whilst enjoying billy tea and damper.

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come into Barkly Regional Arts

(65 Staunton St) 



Adult                        $85.00

Tickets will go off sale in the hours before the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the venue box office (subject to availability).


Saturday Aug 3rd 

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

           3pm - 5pm



Meet at The Culture Shed - Show Grounds for departure


Billy Tea and Damper provided


Please be advised this event will be filmed and photographed


A bus will transport you on this tour or you can tag along in your own vehicle.