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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 4—21 January

Gale Edwards’ lavish production inhabits 1930s Berlin, a hub for young impoverished creatives contending with the high cost of round-the-clock hedonism in a city seething with glitzy excess.


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”.


The Domain - Sydney, 1 February

Every year we head to the park in our thousands to hear our brightest stars, under the stars and anyone who claims opera is an elitist art form should look at the size of the crowd at this cultural, communal celebration.


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 3 February—29 March

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.


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.


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 26 June—24 August

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.

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.


Coolangatta Beach, 9—11 May

Sometimes it feels like a crime to go indoors when the skies are clear, even for a night at the opera. That’s why we’re taking the opera out of the theatre and onto the beach.


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—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. 

Gala Fundraiser

Secret Sydney Location, 11 October

The Opera Ball 2014: a night of magic, an unforgettable fantasy, fit for a diva.


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.


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.

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 fireworks and champagne at interval.