Audience reaction to Magic Butterfly | Welsh National Opera

Audience reaction to Magic Butterfly

25 July 2017

Here’s the reaction from our Cardiff audience to our beautiful and immersive Virtual Reality experience which has been receiving some fantastic feedback. 

Following the 8 minute experience we asked visitors for their feedback, here are some of the reactions we received;

‘A lovely event to attend, especially for my son who is 13 – it might inspire him to attend an opera’

‘I think this is a great idea to attract people to opera and de-mystify it’

‘A lovely way to experience opera – Bravo!’


Magic Butterfly will be touring this Autumn see below for more information on when and where we’ll be flying our magical, red shipping container to next.

Tour information:

Cardiff Bay  14 July – 11 August 2017 
The VR experience will launch in Cardiff Bay, outside Wales Millennium Centre, on Friday 14 July and will remain there for 4 weeks, running during the Cardiff Festival programme of events, including the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival.
Opening times:
14 – 23 July
Weekdays 4.30 - 7.30pm, Weekends 12.30 - 3.30pm, 4.30 - 7.30pm
24 July –11 August
Everyday 12.30 - 3.30pm, 4.30 - 7.30pm

LLAWN, The Parade, Llandudno  15 – 17 September 2017 
The VR experience will visit Llandudno during the Llandudno Arts Weekend (LLAWN). 
Opening times:
Everyday 10am - 6pm

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff  23 September – 14 October 2017 
The VR experience will return to Cardiff Bay during our Autumn Season at Wales Millennium Centre.
Opening times: TBC

Central location, Birmingham  30 October – 5 November 2017
Opening times: TBC

Albert Dock, Liverpool  9 – 12 November 2017
The VR experience will visit Liverpool during our Autumn Season at Liverpool Empire Theatre.
Opening times: TBC

The V&A, London  19 – 21 January 2018
Opening times: TBC