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Allerta Reader Offers

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Renaissance Tours 

Opera, music and the arts in NZ

Join Christopher Lawrence on this long weekend in New Zealand’s cultural capital, Wellington (5–9 October 2017). Allow the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to take you on a grand musical tour, while New Zealand Opera brings to the stage an exciting new production of Janáček’s powerful and emotional tragedy, Kátya Kabanová.

Book and pay your deposit by 31 May, and receive a case of fine New Zealand wines (6 bottles per person*). Mention Opera Australia Allerta! offer when booking.

(*Offer only available to persons over the age of 18)


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Australia Youth Orchestra presents


Experience an evening of exhilarating music as the soulful vocals of Lior are accompanied by Australia’s next generation of exceptional young musicians from the Australian Youth Orchestra.

10–11 July 2017, Melbourne Recital Centre

Receive 10% off A Reserve tickets. Use the promo code #OperaAustralia

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Belvoir St Theatre presents

Mr Burns, a post-electric play 

This post-apocalyptic mash-up of pop culture imagines what happens to art after the end of the world, and the New York Post reckons "This bizarre, funny, bleak, wonderful show is even better than its hype."
19 May–25 June, Belvoir St Theatre
Win a double pass to Mr Burns on 25 May 2017 at 8.00pm. Enter using the promo code BURNS. Competition closes Friday 12 May 2017. 


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Win tickets to Viceroy's House

The End of an Empire. The Birth of Two Nations. Viceroy's House tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India. Starring Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville; the film is both epic and intimate, with an inspirational message that celebrates tolerance. 

From acclaimed director, Gurinder Chadha, Viceroy's House is in cinemas from 18 May 2017.

Win one of 20 double passes. Enter using the promo code VICEROY. Competition closes Friday 12 May 2017.


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Win tickets to The Sense of an Ending

Based on Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize winning novel and directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), The Sense of an Ending is a powerful story of a reclusive man who faces the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. 

The Sense of an Ending is in cinemas nationally from 18 May 2017. 

Win a double season passs. Enter using the promo code SENSE. Competition closes Friday 12 May 2017. 

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Win a Flexipass to Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival release their full program, for their 64th film festival, on Wednesday 10 May. Click here to see what is on sale already, including Opening and Closing Night Gala Tickets, Family Films and Flexipasses.

Win one flexipass to the Sydney Film Festival. Enter using the code FILMFEST. Competition closes Friday 12 May 2017.


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National Theatre Live presents

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig, star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, captured live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, osencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.

Win one of 10 double passes. Enter using the promo code ROSENCRANTZ. Competition closes Friday 12 May 2017.



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Sydney Piano Competition

Ayako Uehara Piano Recital Series

Celebrate 40 years of the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2017 with this spectacular national recital series by acclaimed Japanese pianist Ayako Uehara, former People’s Choice and Second Prize winner. Ayako will perform in Melbourne and Sydney on 5–6 June.  

Enjoy 10% off adult tickets and pay only $49.50* using the promo code OFFER on payment. (*Booking fees apply).


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Pinchgut Opera presents

Rameau’s Anacréon and Pigmalion

Pinchgut Opera presents a riotous evening of fabulous French opera. A triple bill impeccably crafted by Erin Helyard. Rameau’s Anacréon and Pigmalion will be contrasted with an Italian intermezzo in the style of the period. Taryn Fiebig leads an outstanding cast dedicated to entertaining you. If you love French baroque opera, you'll love this!

15-20 June, City Recital Hall

Book now and save $20 per ticket on A, B, and C Reserve seats. Offer ends Friday 12 May 2017.



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The Travelling Tenor

Book the European Overture ten night opera journey through Vienna, Oxford & London from 27 June–6 July 2017, and save $750 per person. Prices start from $8,495.

Use promo code TTTOLS750 when booking.