A close up of a costume from Madama Butterfly

Allerta Reader Offers



Only the Brave

Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it — they watch over lives, homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

In cinemas from 30 November

Win one of 10 double passes to Only the Brave. Enter using the promo code BRAVE. Competition closes at 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017.
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Madman Films presents

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven (Colin Farrell), a charismatic surgeon married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

In cinemas from 16 November

Win one of 10 double passes to The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Enter using the promo code DEER. Competition closes at 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017.

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Universal Pictures presents

Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman).

Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Preview screening — Darkest Hour, Tuesday 5 December, Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Win one of 10 double passes to a preview screening of Darkest Hour. Enter using the promo code DARK. Competition closes at 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017.

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Renaissance Tours presents

Opera Around the World in 2018

Expect the best seats in the house and experience the thrill of seeing performances live in some of the world’s most iconic opera houses in the company of like-minded travellers.

Book your Renaissance Tour and pay your deposit by Thursday 30 November 2017 to receive a case of wine (6 bottles per person). Mention Opera Australia Allerta! offer when booking.

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Lunchbox Theatricals presents

Mark Vincent Sings Mario Lanza & The Classics

Australia’s hottest classical treasure Mark Vincent is currently on tour showcasing his latest album, A Tribute to Mario Lanza. The shows will feature a beautifully crafted set list performed with band and strings pulling from the album, and Mark’s distinguished catalogue.

Thursday 9 November, State Theatre, Sydney

Sunday 12 November, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

All remaining tickets are only $59*, when you book below.

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*Subject to availability. An additional per order transaction fee of $7.70 Sydney/$8.50 Melbourne applies to online bookings. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or 4 ticket offers.


DivaLicious Opera presents

Divalicious and the Impresario

Diva versus diva! Who is the real Prima Donna? Join DivaLicious in their modern take on Mozart's original Duelling Diva story! Written in 1786, this story could have been “tweeted” yesterday!

8 & 9 November, Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Book tickets to any performance of DivaLicious and the Impresario  for $59 tickets (save $20). Book with the promo code GOLD.

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Pinchgut Opera presents

Coronation of Poppea

Re-imagined in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Pinchgut Opera’s interpretation of Coronation of Poppea by the great Monteverdi promises baroque opera at its heartbreaking best. With exquisite, sensuous music, culminating in the famous duet “Pur ti miro”, this much-anticipated performance is not to be missed.

30 November–6 December, City Recital Hall

Win two B Reserve tickets to the closing night of Coronation of Poppea on Wednesday 6 December, 7pm. Enter using promo code POPPEA. Competition closes at 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017.



Omega Ensemble presents

Ravel Impressions

Presenting a delicate and intriguing program, Omega Ensemble explore the intricate shadings of Fauré’s ‘Piano Trio’ in D minor and Ravel’s ‘String Quartet’, as well as works by Mozart and Arensky in a playful and delightful performance that will leave you invigorated and spritely.

Thursday 16 November, City Recital Hall

Book A Reserve and B Reserve tickets to Ravel Impressions for $48* for 48 hours (up to 50% off). Book with the promo code OMEGA48FOR48

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents

Bluebeard's Castle

This December, the SSO performs Bartók’s passionate and thrilling operatic masterpiece, Bluebeard’s Castle in concert at the Sydney Opera House. After rave reviews as Kundry in Parsifal, Michelle DeYoung returns to Sydney to perform the role of Judith alongside John Reylea as Bluebeard. With three performances only this concert is not to be missed.

29 November–2 December, Sydney Opera House

Book tickets to Bluebeard’s Castle before 5pm, Wednesday 15 November and get Premium tickets from just $99* (save $30). Book with the promo code OA17.

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*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply.


Hayllar Music Tours presents

The Ring and The Lord of The Rings: A talk by Professor Heath Lees

The first of a new series of free talks and events, presented by Hayllar Music Tour Leaders and music industry insiders.

This talk by Prof. Heath Lees — Wagner expert, pianist, and DVD presenter — will explore the fascinating links that connect Richard Wagner, the original lord of The Ring, with Tolkien’s book, Jackson’s film, and Shore’s music.

Wednesday 6 December, 10:30am, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, Sydney

This is a free event, bookings are essential to reserve your place. 

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