Palace Opera & Ballet present
Sofia Coppola's La Traviata
For the first time in cinemas, watch Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola’s sumptuous opera directorial debut. Created in collaboration with Italian haute couture designer Valentino, and Hollywood production designer Nathan Crowley, her Traviata was a sensation in Rome in 2016, breaking centuries old house records.
In cinemas nationally 19–25 April.
Win one of 10 double passes to Sofia Coppola's La Traviata. Enter using the promo LA TRAVIATA. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
CODA and NMA present
Teddy's weekend away
Join international opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes with host Jonathan Biggins, for an evening of exceptional orchestral entertainment, conversation and fine dining at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
Escape for the weekend with Teddy and be pampered with your exclusive, all-inclusive premium travel package. Find out more.
Teddy's Weekend Away at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra on Saturday 5 May.
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Simon Baker’s directorial debut is an adaption of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel, Breath. It follows the story of two teenage boys hungry for discovery. The pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting impact on their lives.
In cinemas from 3 May.
Win one of 20 double passes to Breath. Enter using the promo BREATH. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
See the critically acclaimed and award winning film, The Party. Directed by Sally Potter, The Party is a sharply funny satire of modern politics and the upper-middle class. The stellar ensemble cast headed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Timothy Spall shine in the most comedic roles of their career.
In cinemas from 12 April.
Win one of 20 double passes to The Party. Enter using the promo PARTY. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
Bell Shakespeare present
Antony and Cleopatra
The most famous couple that ever lived.
In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.
Witness the insight and power of Catherine McClements (Phèdre) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.
Antony and Cleopatra at Arts Centre Melbourne, 26 April–13 May 2018.
Win a double pass to Antony and Cleopatra. Enter using the promo CLEOPATRA. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
Sydney Theatre Company present
Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story
This is a vivid theatrical portrayal of one of our country’s most intriguing public figures.
It reveals a woman of fierce intellect, passion and incisive humour.
Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story at Wharf Theatre, 21 April–26 May 2018.
Win a double pass to Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story. Enter using the promo MCGREGOR. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
City Recital Hall presents
Songs of Belonging
Acclaimed Australian Indigenous soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham AO shares her unique life story and the musical journey to discover her belonging. This powerful work combines opera and storytelling with intimate and enlightening results, continuing the moving stories of Cheetham’s other celebrated works, including White Baptist Abba Fan, and Pecan Summer, Australia’s first Indigenous opera.
Songs of Belonging at City Recital Hall, Saturday 12 May at 7:30pm.
Win a double pass to Songs of Belonging. Enter using the promo code BELONG. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
Sydney Writer's Festival Presents
SWF Gala: Power
A distinguished line-up of guests interpret the Sydney Writers’ Festival theme of power, and examine its relationship to sex, money, politics, sports, identity, and the state of the world.
The gala event features New York Times critic Wesley Morris, bestselling author Tayari Jones, Tech LadyMafia founder Aminatou Sow, filmmaker and director Warwick Thornton, journalist Masha Gessen, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek MP and LGBTQI activist Sally Rugg.
SWF Gala: Power at Sydney Town Hall, Friday 4 May at 8:30pm.
Win a double pass to SWF Gala: Power. Enter using the promo code POWER. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 8 April 2018.
Griffin Theatre Company present
BATCH FESTIVAL is a three-week fiesta of the freshest, edgiest and most inventive new shows in Sydney.
Leave your drink at the bar and the night behind you, and step into this mystery space. Take off your shoes, draw back the curtain and move through a world where time stops as you’re embraced by a force larger than yourself.
There is only one book left in the world. Would you like to read it? Then come along to our secret location where you’ll be given a short window of time alone with this one remaining book.
BATCH FESTIVAL at SBW Stables Theatre, 11–28 April 2018.
Tickets for Glimpse and You Must Come Alone to Read the Last Book on Earth are free. Register for tickets in person at The Stables.
Opera Bites present
Opera, Wine & Dine series
Experience Opera Bites, Sydney’s boutique opera company, in a stunning heritage listed dining room, complete with a bespoke menu and select fines wines to match.
Opera Safari plays for one night only and is comic opera at its best! A vivacious romp through mistaken identity in one of Donizetti’s most brilliant and popular operas, Don Pasquale.
Opera Safari plays at The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel on Friday 20 April at 7:15pm.
Use the code ALLERTA to receive 10% off standard tickets.