Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 12 April—10 May
Verdi’s dark tale glitters with passion and suspense in this glamorous new production. Tell your jokes, lock up your daughter and trust nobody.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 16 April—9 May
Tchaikovsky's romance - a journey from what could be, to what might have been - in a new co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 1—13 May
Take two pairs of lovers, mix them up and introduce a clash of cultures for added colour. Rossini's The Turk in Italy is “just about as much fun as you can have in an opera house”.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 14—25 May
The ultimate femme fatale is back to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Princess Theatre, 10 June—17 August
Shall we dance? This world-famous production returns home to Australia.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, 14 August
Jonas Kaufmann: the most thrilling voice on the planet. Join us for his longed-for Australian debut, accompanied by full orchestra and treating us to arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and more. A once in a lifetime experience.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 12 November—13 December
“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore,” Tosca bemoans her fate with devastating beauty and poise. “I lived for art; I lived for love.” Vissi d’arte could equally be the catchphrase of Tosca's director, John Bell...
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 19 November—12 December
Four characters, four spectacular voices, and a fast-moving plot: this new production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is as fresh and zingy as a lemon gelato. Enjoy!
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 1—11 December
Here comes Sir John, wide of girth, broad of humour and bold in his desires. Here come two merry wives with keen wits and cunning plans. Don’t forget: he who laughs last, laughs longest.