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.
Studio 2, The Opera Centre, Surry Hills, 19—19 January
Enhance the experience of seeing The Magic Flute with our inspiring puppetry workshop, led by puppetry makers from internationally renowned performance company, ERTH. Available to anyone who has purchased a children’s priced ticket to The Magic Flute.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 22 January—12 February
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”.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 28 February—28 March
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.
Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, 19 March—6 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.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 7 September—1 November
Princess Theatre, 10 June—31 August
Lyric Theatre, QPAC, 13 April—1 June
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.
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.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 10—17 August
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.
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.
Canberra Theatre, 4—6 September
The ancient tombs of the Pharaohs hide many secrets. Will Tamino the daring archaeologist find them? Will it be Papageno, the zany ornithologist? Or will the forces of evil crack the code, find the treasure and get the girl? Find out as Opera Australia presents a ripping yarn for all the family.
Vaucluse House, 19—19 October
Elizabeth Bay House, 27—27 September
The Mint, 13—13 September
Immerse yourself in the opulent setting of Vaucluse House as you listen to the rarely played pianoforte in the intimacy of the drawing room. Then explore the Vaucluse House, itself akin to an oversized opera set, as you find out its secrets from curators and artists over a glass of champagne and canapés.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 1 November
Under the inspirational direction of their community leaders and conductor Simon Kenway, 500 singers will be joined by Opera Australia soloists and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra to perform popular arias and choral music in the magnificent Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 12 November—13 December
At last they are alone. The man hunt, the interrogation, the prayers, all forgotten as he leers at his conquest. Just sign the note of safe passage and she’s his! Where’s that pen? His upper lip sweats as he readies himself for Tosca’s kiss. He doesn’t see the knife glinting behind her back.