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The Met Opera: Carmen


Sharmill Films presents

The Met Opera: Carmen

Don José loses everything to be with the capricious Carmen, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe.  

Clémentine Margaine stars as opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite superstar Roberto Alagna as the passionate solider held in the throes of Carmen’s cruel magnetism.

Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s thrilling production, a favourite in the Met’s repertoire and one of the most popular operas of all time.

In cinemas 4 May for a limited time only.

Win a double pass to a screening of The Met Opera: Carmen. Enter using promo METOPERA. Competition closes Sunday 7 April.

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Curious Films presents


Celeste was once Australia’s most beloved opera singer. Yet she threw it all away to follow the man she loved to a crumbling property deep in the rainforests of Tropical North Queensland.

Ten years after his tragic death, Celeste is ready to make one final return to the stage. But her stepson Jack, still haunted by the past, arrives at her behest amidst the preparations and finds Celeste is as he remembered – beautiful, intoxicating and dangerous.

In cinemas nationally from 25 April.

Win a double pass to a screening of Celeste. Enter using promo CELESTE. Competition closes Sunday 7 April.

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English Baroque with Circa


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra presents

English Baroque with Circa

A tumbling commotion of musicians and acrobats collide in an explosive collaboration of contemporary circus and music from the English Baroque.

This is an unmissable performance featuring music by Handel, Purcell & Dowland featuring sensational soprano Jane Sheldon.

English Baroque with Circa
Canberra, 2 May
Sydney, 8-17 May

Melbourne, 18-19 May
Brisbane, 21 May

Win a double pass* to English Baroque with Cicra. Enter using promo BAROQUE. Competition closes Sunday 7 April.


All is True


Sony Pictures Releasing presents

All Is True

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

In cinemas nationally from 9 May.

Win an in season double pass to a screening of All Is True, starring Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. Enter using promo SHAKESPEARE. Competition closes Sunday 7 April.


Tang Xianzu the Playwright in Concert


Ausfend Event Productions presents

Tang Xianzu the Playwright in Concert

This original opera in concert explores the works of Tang Xianzu, China's greatest playwright.

Over 100 talented musicians from the Symphony Orchestra and Opera of Shanghai Conservatory of Music will make their Australian debut.

Known as the Shakespeare of the East, Tang is most famous for the Four Dreams – four works originally adapted to be performed as traditional Chinese operas.

Tang Xianzu the Playwright in Concert
Sydney Opera House, Sunday 7 April

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Simon Schama


Sydney Writers' Festival presents

Simon Schama – Wordy

Returning from 29 April—5 May, the 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival brings together some of the world's leading literary luminaries and public intellectuals to reflect on this year's theme, Lie to Me.

Joining the line-up is bestselling author and television presenter Simon Schama, who will discuss his newest essay collection, Wordy, with David Marr.

Simon Schama – Wordy
Sydney Town Hall, Saturday 4 May

Win a double pass to Simon Schama – Wordy. Enter using promo WORDY. Competition closes Sunday 7 April.

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Sydney Cabaret


Sydney Cabaret presents

Jennifer Holliday and Cheeky Cabaret

Artists and audiences collide this July at Sydney’s newest international festival, Sydney Cabaret.

Experience show-stopping performances that push boundaries, celebrate diversity and leave you just wanting more! Escape the everyday and embrace the night at Sydney Cabaret.

Jennifer Holliday
Sydney Town Hall, 6 & 7 July

Cheeky Cabaret
Seymour Centre, 5—14 July

Save 10% off Premium and A Reserve tickets for two of the headline acts, Jennifer Holliday and Cheeky Cabaret with promo OPERA.

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*One winner will be drawn for each listed city the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will be perfomring English Baroque with Circa. Double pass valid in Sydney for Friday 10 May and Melbourne for Saturday 18 May.