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dinner FOR TWO at maxim's

Take your night up a notch with a dining experience transporting you from Sydney to France. Enjoy a delectable French-inspired menu with wine pairings in the Northern Foyer, before heading into your performance* in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Win one of 6 dinners for two to Maxim’s. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.



*This competition is for ticket holders to evening performances 17 January–29 March 2018. It is not available for matinee performances or performances of Great Opera Hits. Winners will be contacted on Monday 15 January 2018.


Wakefield Press presents

Close to the Flame: The life of Stuart Challender

Stuart Challender was the most talented Australian conductor of his generation, acclaimed in his homeland and beginning to build an international career in Europe and America when he died at the age of forty-four. 

After twelve years of study and work in European opera houses, he returned home to join Opera Australia. Just as invitations to conduct renowned international orchestras began to flow in, Stuart was diagnosed with AIDS. 

His final years, as he struggled to continue to make glorious music while disease ravaged his body, and his decision to become Australia’s first celebrity to go public about his condition bring Stuart’s story to a moving conclusion. It is an inspiring story of courage in adversity.


Purchase your copy of Close to the Flame  and use the code FLAME15 for 15% off.





The Commuter

In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays Michael, an insurance salesman whose daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he soon realises he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.

In cinemas from 18 January

Win one of 10 double passes to The Commuter. Enter using the promo COMMUTER. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.



Entertainment One presents

The Post

Steven Spielberg's new film The Post, stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race against time to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets.

In cinemas from 11 January

Win one of 10 double passes to The Post. Enter using the promo POST. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.

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NBC Universal presents

Phantom Thread

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and set in the world of fashion in 1950's London, Phantom Thread tells the story of dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, an eccentric genius, complex and obsessive. Woodcock’s structured world of brilliance changes when he begins a romance with a new muse.


In Cinemas from 1 February


Win one of 10 double passes to a preview screening of Phantom Thread at Dendy Opera Quays on Wednesday 31 January at 6:30pm.  Enter using the promo PHANTOMSYD. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.


Win one of 5 double passes to a preview screening of Phantom Thread at Palace Kino on Wednesday 31 January at 6:30pm.  Enter using the promo PHANTOMMELB. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.


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National Theatre Live presents


Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is captured live in HD at London's National Theatre and broadcasted across the world. 

Set in 1971, New York, the production follows the reunion of a group of showgirls at the theatre where they used to perform which is about to be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton as the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production, they are joined by Australian stage and screen legend Philip Quast.

In cinemas from 17 February

Win one of 10 double passes to a preview screening of Follies at Dendy Newtown on the 7th of February at 6pm. Enter using the promo FOLLIES. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018.




DocsVox Expressions of Interest

Medicos and medical students! Channel your inner opera star! Would you like to sing in a doctor’s choir to perform with a doctor’s orchestra in late 2018 in Sydney? No time for a regular commitment? DocsVox, this one-off collegiate project, could be for you. No auditions. Experience desirable but not essential.