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Allerta Reader Offers

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Musica Viva presents

Age of Enlightenment with Rachel Podger

Witness 20 expert musicians come together with internationally acclaimed violinists Rachel Podger to form a super-sized chamber orchestra. Hear them perform the works they love best and bring brilliant classics by Mozart, JC Bach and Haydn to life.

Touring nationally 9–21 November

Receive 20% off full price tickets using the promo code ALLERTAOAE.




Join ABC broadcaster Mairi Nicolson as she traverses Italy from the north to the south, on a tour of peerless operatic performances in the country that can claim to have invented the art form.

Book your Opera Bellissima tour and pay your deposit by Tuesday 31 October 2017 to receive a case of Italian wines (6 bottles per person). Mention Opera Australia Allerta! making your booking. Book online or call 1300 727 095.

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Loving Vincent the movie


Madman Films presents

Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. No other artist has attracted more attention than Vincent van Gogh. Variously labelled a martyr, a lustful satyr, a madman, a genius and a layabout, the real Vincent is at once revealed in his letters, and obscured by myth and time.

In selected cinemas from 2 November 

Win one of 20 double passes to Loving Vincent. Enter using the promo code VINCENT. Competition closes at 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents


One of the most popular works of all time, Handel's Messiah is the perfect way to welcome in the festive season. In 2017, the MSO and MSO Chorus will be conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini whose no-holds-barred approach to invigorating Baroque music has won him praise across the world.

9 & 10 December, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Win one double pass to Messiah. Enter using the promo code MESSIAH. Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.



Melbourne Festival presents

Tree of Codes

An explosion of contemporary ballet, visual art and electronic music from world-leading artists at the peak of their powers. Taking inspiration from a Jonathan Safran Foer novel by the same title in Tree of Codes choreographer Wayne McGregor joins forces with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and British producer and composer Jamie xx, to produce a new type of modern dance. Performed by the acclaimed Paris Opera Ballet with Wayne McGregor.

4–22 October, State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne

Win a double pass to Tree of Codes on Wednesday 18 October at 2pm. Enter using the code TREE. Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.

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Belvoir St Theatre presents


Pamela Rabe returns to Belvoir in Henrik Ibsen's 19th century masterpiece about a woman determined to conquer her past, only to realise some ghosts can never be exorcised.

16 September–22 October, Belvoir St Theatre

Win a double pass to Ghosts on Thursday 19 October at 8pm. Enter using the promo code GHOSTS. Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.


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Sydney Opera House and The Theatre Division presents

Miracle City

Set in the early 1990s, at the height of televangelism, Miracle City tells the story of the Truswells, a family with a dream to build a religious theme park, and the extreme lengths the patriarch will go to in order to make their dream a reality. Starring Missy Higgins in her musical theatre debut. 

12–19 October, Studio, Sydney Opera House

Win one double pass to Miracle City on Thursday 12 October at 8:15pmEnter using the promo code MIRACLE. Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.



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Rockdale Opera Company presents

A double bill of comedy and tragedy

These one act operas will have you crying with both laughter and sadness. Il Campanello (The Night Bell) by Donizetti, a comedy about the most interrupted wedding night anyone could imagine, whilst the tragic tale of Puccini's Suor Angelica, will be sure to tear at your heart strings.

Saturday 11 & 18 November at 7:30pm, Sunday 12 & 19 November at 2:00pm, Rockdale Town Hall

Receive $5 off tickets using the promo code ALLERTA.


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The Australian Ballet presents

The Sleeping Beauty

After sell-out seasons in 2015, The Australian Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty returns to the stage in 2017. Be swept into a world of romance, wonder and magic. A treat for the senses, this fairytale ballet is fun for the entire family.

11–25 November, Capitol Theatre

Win one double pass to The Sleeping Beauty. Enter using the promo code BALLET. Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.


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Art Gallery of NSW presents

Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age

Drawn from the renowned Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, it includes a painting by Vermeer (there’s only 35 in the world) and also highlights the master work of Rembrandt, one of the greatest minds in the history of art, alongside many others. Immerse yourself in outstanding works of art by the greatest Dutch painters of the 17th century.

11 November 2017–18 February 2018, Art Gallery of NSW

Win one of three double passes to the exhibition. Enter using the promo code AGNSW. Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.

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Opera & Arts Support Group presents


A dazzling showcase of opera with a stellar ensemble. Includes light refreshments on arrival followed by supper with the artists — Michael Butchard, Christopher Curcuruto, Luke Gabbedy, Stephanie Gibson, Jang Hee Han, Jessica Harper, Tessa Hayward, Nyssa Milligan, and Matthew Reardon.

Friday 20 October at 6:30pm, William Wilkins Gallery, Bridge Street

Win one double pass to this event. Enter using the promo code OASG.  Competition closes 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.


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Vienna Boys' Choir presents

Songs of My Country

Don’t miss the world renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir’s only Sydney appearance in Songs Of My Country at the Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall. Performing with the Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir in a unique celebration of culture and language. 

The concert features music most closely associated with each choir and the world premiere of Boori Guman for the three combined choirs by Owen Elsley in collaboration with Gudju Gudju of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, the Traditional Owners of Cairns (Gimuy). 

Tuesday 10 October at 7pm, Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

Win a hardbound children’s book of Boori Guman, illustrated by Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir choristers, that tells the story of how three brave warriors attempt to steal fire from the Rainbow Serpent. Enter using promo code VIENNA. Competition closes Monday 5PM, Wednesday 11 October 2017.