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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.


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.


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.


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.


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 27 January—28 March

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 4—30 May

Rejected by her past, forgotten by the man she loves, Butterfly clings to the promise of honour, just beyond the horizon.


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.


Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, 27 March—26 April

In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 26—26 April

Come and explore the wonderful world of opera, at a day of demonstrations and displays at the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne.


Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 11—30 May

The serial seducer is on the loose again, in a new production from one of the most provocative minds in opera today, David McVicar. Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ Don is mad, he’s bad, he’s dangerous but, damn him to hell, his serenades are just divine.


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 14 July—15 August

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 20—29 May

While marriage brings peace between France and Spain, it sparks war between father and son. And as secrets are revealed, passion and politics run riot on a grand scale in the 16th-century royal court of Spain.

Cole Porter

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 8 September—31 October

Princess Theatre, 27 May—19 July

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, 25 July—16 August

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes!


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 24 June—28 August

As the moon rises, a death cry wails through imperial Peking. Torture and death mean nothing. Freedom from possession means everything. Will the Princess win again?


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 3—22 July

For a modern audience, La Traviata offers everything we think of when we think of the opera: a consumptive heroine, velvet dresses and heaving bosoms, lavish party scenes and touching intimate moments. The music is rousing, the stage crowded, the story at once romantic and tragic — a perfect escape from our own lives.


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 6—29 August

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 12—28 November

Upstairs, downstairs, inside, outside, dressups and dressing downs, all in a day's work. The Countess loves the Count, but the Count is keen on Susanna, who's engaged to Figaro, who finds himself in a whirl of longing, comeuppance, and total, utter madness.

Open Day

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 9—9 August

Come and explore the wonderful world of opera, at a day of demonstrations and displays at the Sydney Opera House. 

Miller-Heidke, Katz & Grandage

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, 9—13 October

John Marsden and Shaun Tan's haunting picture book tells a story we all know: a story of colonisation, civilisation and progress — a story about displacement, destruction and culture clash. And in that landscape, it tells a story of hope taking root.

Tickets to this production of The Rabbits are sold out.

Arts Centre Melbourne, ANZ Pavilion, 17 November

Join us for drinks and canapés on Tuesday 17 November 2015 and hear from our guest speaker, Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways, Alan Joyce, plus enjoy a stunning performance from Opera Australia.


Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 21—28 November

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 directed by Simon Phillips.

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.


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 Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello and Musetta in Puccini's La bohème.