Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and more
Sydney Opera House Playhouse, 27 April—22 October
All of your favourite operetta waltzes, polkas and songs by Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and Kálmán come together in this raucous comedy. Two Weddings, One Bride is a brand new operetta created by Robert Andrew Greene. Gather for a fun night out at the Sydney Opera House and let the sumptuous costumes, pretty sets and joyful melodies take you all the way to French Morocco.
Sydney Town Hall, 22—24 July
For all the fame and beauty of the music of Thaïs, the best reason to perform this French opera is to show off Nicole Car: a star soprano with a voice that could turn a monk's attention from chaste disregard to irrepressible desire. For the best availability, book seats for the new performance on Monday 24 July.
Joan Sutherland Studio, The Opera Centre, Sydney, 29 July
Join us in the Joan Sutherland Studio at The Opera Centre, Surry Hills, for fascinating programs of songs chosen and performed by some of our favourite singers, accompanied by Siro Battaglin and Tahu Matheson.
Saturday 29 July, 2:30pm — Jonathan Abernethy & Anna Dowsley sing Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 9—14 August
Jonas Kaufmann is the greatest tenor of our time, and he returns to the Sydney Opera House to perform one of opera's most challenging roles in a rare concert performance of Wagner's final opera. In a story drawn from the Arthurian legends of holy relics, enchanted maidens and faithful knights, the fate of the knights rest on the shoulders of a pure fool, Parsifal.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 10—11 August
Sorrow, desire, anger, fear — Verdi's Requiem is a thrilling journey of intense human emotion, as dramatic as any opera. Performed by the Opera Australia Chorus with an international cast of Verdi specialists, this is a true choral masterpiece.
Lerner & Loewe
Capitol Theatre, 24 August—6 October
Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady comes to the Capitol Theatre, under the direction of Julie Andrews.Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 27—29 September
Glamourous divas and showy tenors are used to the spotlight, but it's a rare performer who can take a sonorous bass and make it world famous. Ferrucio Furlanetto is that performer: a gifted singer-actor with a captivating voice. He returns to Sydney after his acclaimed performances as King Philip II in Don Carlos to give two recitals with pianist Igor Tchetuev in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall.
Wednesday 27 September, 7pm — Schubert's Winterreise
Friday 29 September, 7pm — Russian Songs by Rachmaninov & Mussorgsky
Capitol Theatre, 24 October—4 November
A young Japanese geisha falls head-over-heels in love with her new American husband. She believes their love is real, even after three years without so much as a word from him. Everyone around her knows the truth. They try to convince her to move on but she won't. She can't. Rejected by her past, and forgotten by the man she loves, she waits.
Pinchgut Opera presents
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 30 November—6 December
Distinguished for its superbly crafted characterisation, Coronation of Poppea is the first opera to have been based on historical figures, and is set to sensuous, exquisitely beautiful music, culminating in the famous duet 'Pur ti miro'.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 31 December
Step into the the Sydney Opera House's magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, with Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks at interval.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 31 December
Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House, then settle back for an evening with The Merry Widow.
After her husband suddenly dies, a beguiling widow becomes the inadvertant heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 1 January—25 March
Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.
Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, 23 March—22 April
Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. You’ll taste the best of Sydney in a single night out: food, fireworks, singing and spectacle under the stars.