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Giuseppe Verdi

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 29 June—23 July

Welcome to a thrilling version of Verdi's classic opera of vendetta, elopement, love, vengeance and doom. A dramatic production where clandle-lit interiors and earthy exteriors change in the blink of an eye.

Puccini

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 6 July—31 August

John Bell directs a stark, monumental staging of Puccini’s riveting drama of love, jealousy and sacrifice set in Mussolini’s Italy in the 1940s. Two true divas will share the title role, Alexia Voulgaridou and Cheryl Barker.

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 18 July—15 August

Warm and bright Italian street scenes and lyrical arias, charming duets and amusing machinations blend harmoniously in a new production of Donizetti’s celebrated comic opera that is sure to be a special treat for opera lovers.

Verdi

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 30 July—31 August

Starring the radiant Emma Matthews as Violetta, the beautiful but vulnerable courtesan who is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation, this compelling production gets to the heart of the opera’s themes of love and death with pathos and power.

Britten

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 16—30 August

Britten’s comic depiction of a parochial English village springs to life with vivid characters, psychological truths and undertones of melancholy in a splendid and absorbing production. 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 8 September—2 November

Crown Theatre, Crown Perth, 10 November—6 December

South Pacific is returning to the Sydney Opera House for an encore season by popular demand.

Wagner

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 18 November—6 December

The Ring cycle opens with this magnificent prelude...

Various

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, 23 November

Pack a picnic and join us for a spectacular evening under the stars.