Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 5 January—23 March
Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 10 January—26 March
Welcome to Mozart’s imagination run wild, in a playground on the path to enlightenment, brought to life with spellbinding costumes and effects... An adventure for the whole family, with special ticket prices for children and youth under 16.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 3 February—29 March
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.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 28 February—28 March
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.
Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, 21 March—12 April
What is opera to you? The rush of adrenalin as a soprano or tenor’s voice soars, the hum of the chorus, the larger-than-life costumes and scenery, the moving stories, or just the whole sense of occasion? Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is all this, and more.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 26 June—24 August
Verdi’s dark tale glitters with passion and suspense in this glamorous new production. Tell your jokes, lock up your daughter and trust nobody.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 5 July—2 August
Otello is the hero and Desdemona is the lover, but Iago is the puppetmaster in this vivid re-telling of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. Three outstanding singers go head-to-head for this bold production, created by Harry Kupfer.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 25 July—30 August
Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ Don is mad, he’s bad, he’s dangerous but, damn him to hell, his serenades are just divine.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 10 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.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 11—31 August
Italian opera meets the Australian outback when Donizetti’s tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve tale of a shy boy and a bold girl returns in this cheeky production. Donizetti’s music shines as brightly as ever under the Antipodean skies.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 7 September—1 November
Whilst the sumptuous costumes and gilded sets have travelled the world, it all started in Australia, with a dream to create a version which was not just a remake of the iconic 1956 film, but a real consideration of this clash of cultures and meeting of minds.