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Milijana Nikolic, wearing a red dress, is Carmen

2016 Season

2016 Season Overview


Melbourne Season


Sydney Season


Celebrating 60 Years

In 2016, we celebrate our 60th anniversary with a thrilling season of new productions, rare operas, favourites and some big firsts for the company. See the Melbourne or Sydney season.

Highlights include a monumental outdoor presentation of Sydney Opera House — The Opera on the steps of the building itself, an exciting cast for The Melbourne Ring Cycle, a stylish new production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller and stunning new productions of The Pearlfishers and Carmen by iconic Australian directors.

Dame Julie Andrews comes to Australia to direct the musical that made her famous, My Fair Lady, and cutting-edge Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng creates a new Turandot for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.