In cinemas 29 July–3 August
The Royal Opera's Werther
Screening in cinemas, direct from London! Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo triumph in an exceptional production of Massenet’s tragic opera, an exploration of the conflict between duty and our most passionate desires. Conducted by Antonio Pappano. Captured live at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Read more.
Win a double pass to see the opera courtesy of Palace Cinemas. Enter using promo code WERTHER. Competition closes 18 July 2016.
Bell Shakespeare presents
A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion. Artistic Director Peter Evans rekindles Shakespeare's famed psychological drama in a violent exploration of the thin line between love and jealousy.
Win a double pass to see the play in Melbourne. Enter using promo code OTHELLO. Competition closes 11 July 2016.
28 July–14 August
Melbourne International Film Festival
Films that will stay with you from this year's Melbourne International Film Festival: Terence Davies' Scottish passion project Sunset Song; and an emotionally potent study of middle-age in Things to Come. Book your future memories at miff.com.au.
Win a double pass to see a film. Enter using promo code MIFF. Competition closes 18 June 2016.
7pm, 18 August, Concert Hall, The Concourse Chatswood
IFAC Australian Singing Competition
Join National Adjudicator Lyndon Terracini AM and prepare to experience some of our finest young operatic talents as five Finalists from Australia and New Zealand compete for the coveted Marianne Mathy Scholarship and other prizes.
Accompanied by the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra under the baton of Benjamin Northey, the Gala Finals Concert is a highlight of every opera lover’s year.
Allerta readers can access two-for-one tickets using the promo code ALLERTA.
Joan Sutherland 90th B’day Gala Dinner
Richard Bonynge will be present to celebrate Dame Joan’s 90th at this Gala Fundraiser.
As glamorous as the Oscars, enjoy a stunning evening of fine food with unique auction items and international soprano Pumeza Matshikiza. Find out more.
6:30pm, 25 August, Le Montage, Lilyfield
Bookings: 02 9817 4919
Win a double pass to the Gala Dinner. Enter using promo code JOAN. Competition closes 18 July 2016.
Musica Viva presents
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Experience the transcendent power of one of the world’s greatest choirs. Led by pre-eminent choral conductor Stephen Layton, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge sings with unparalleled brilliance and majesty. Touring nationally from 17 July to 4 August. For more details and to buy tickets click here or call 1800 688 482.
Win a double pass to the performance on July 25. Enter using promo code TRINITY. Competition closes 18 July 2016.