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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 26 December—22 March

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.

Mozart

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 2—30 January

If you go down to the woods today, you might find a pure-hearted prince and his feathered sidekick en route to rescue a damsel in distress, a queen atop her starry throne; mysterious temples, dancing bears and a levitating picnic. If in danger, just follow the sound of the flute.

Puccini

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 3—16 January

A painter, a musician, a philosopher and a poet are having a night on the town. Café Momus is too pricey for them — they've nothing to weigh down those moth-eaten pockets. But why worry? The landlord is sorted, the bar tab can wait. They're young and their lofty ideals will keep body and soul together.

School Holiday Fun

Sydney Opera House, 10—17 January

In this workshop, children will explore puppetry techniques that Taymor used to create this visually stunning production of The Magic Flute. They will be assisted by Opera Australia’s expert puppeteers.

Puccini

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 13 January—17 March

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.

Gounod

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 17 February—13 March

When an ageing academic accepts a deal from the underworld, his dreams of youth and love look set to come true. But as the lives around him start to unravel, the devil, it seems, is in the detail.