Season Guide

Explore our 2022 productions and plan a year of fabulous nights out.

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La Bohème

La Bohème

Sydney Opera House

The original Bohemian love story, set amongst the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin.

A must-see if you love devastating love stories, gorgeous costumes and impressive sets, the musical RENT, or Moulin Rouge.

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Turandot

Sydney Opera House

Will our brave suitor melt the icy princess’ heart? Turandot is a fantasy of poetry and myth set in a world where love and death go hand in hand.

A must-see if you love ballet, exotic fairytales, and the world's most famous aria, 'Nessun Dorma'.

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The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Sydney Opera House

A classic comedy brimming with sex, lies and endless surprises. Mozart’s famous melodies will have you humming along and singing long after the curtain falls.

A must-see if you love A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Downton Abbey, enormous sets and disguises gone wrong.

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Otello

Otello

Sydney Opera House

Shakespeare’s masterpiece gets the operatic treatment. A cruel villain fans the flames of jealousy to destroy true love, causing great tragedy.

A must-see if you love Shakespeare, realistic drama, sensational music and incredible vocal artistry.

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La Juive

La Juive

Sydney Opera House

Secrets, sex and bitter religious rivalries result in human tragedy on a grand scale.

A must-see if you love The Reader, The Book Thief, big French operas with all the trimmings, stories of love and persecution.

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Maria Stuarda in Concert

Sydney Opera House

Vocal fireworks ignite when Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko takes up the mantle of Joan Sutherland and Montserrat Caballé.

A must see if you love beautiful singing, high notes, historical epics, and The Crown.

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The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour

The Phantom of the Opera

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Experience the phenomenon as the Music of the Night resounds across Sydney Harbour in a dazzling new production.

A must-see if you love Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, Beauty and the Beast, memorable outdoor performances, fireworks.

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La Traviata

La Traviata

Arts Centre Melbourne
Sydney Opera House

It’s Paris in the salons and carefree courtesan Violetta is the life of the party. Could a taste of true love be more seductive than frivolity and freedom?

A must-see if you love Moulin Rouge, Pretty Woman, My Fair Lady, love stories that overcome barriers of class and prejudice.

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Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Arts Centre Melbourne

A fantastical romance with ravishing music and a world-class cast.

A must-see if you love Wagner, hearing the best singers, impressive rotating sets, knights and stories about the Holy Grail.

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Mefistofele in Concert

Arts Centre Melbourne

Dance with the devil in this garden of demonic delights. International superstars join the Opera Australia Chorus for this rare concert of a masterpiece.

A must-see if you love rare gems, operatic legends, unforgettable nights of music and devilish tales.

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Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert

Melbourne Recital Centre

The world’s best bass sings two soulful programs of art song in recital with pianist Natalia Sidorenko.

A must-see if you love great voices, heartbreaking arias, beautiful poetry and musical rapture.

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Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Sydney Opera House

An ageless story imbued with impossibly beautiful music and sublime visuals, in a bold production by choreographer Graeme Murphy.

A must-see if you love a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes.

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Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

Sydney Opera House

An opera of emotional extremes, Il Trovatore is a burning tale of gypsies, witchcraft, murder and vengeance that haunts across the ages.

A must-see if you love Game of Thrones, emotional family dilemmas, quests for revenge and redemption.

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Attila

Attila

Sydney Opera House

A revenge thriller where a brave warrior woman stands up against the King of the Huns.

A must-see if you love epic historic stories, strong female leads, real horses on stage

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Sydney Opera House
Arts Centre Melbourne

Experience the phenomenon as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most successful musical returns in a new production.

A must-see if you love musical theatre, monumental staging, special effects and iconic musical moments

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Cinderella

Sydney Lyric Theatre

The classic fairytale romance gets a Tony Award®-winning musical makeover

A must-see if you love Rodgers and Hammerstein, Disney animations, lavish costumes and the promise of living happily ever after.

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Carmen on Cockatoo Island

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

Bolt Wharf, Cockatoo Island

A feisty, fearless heroine, a cocky bullfighter and a jealous lover bound by fate in a spectacular outdoor production.

A must-see if you love gripping dramas, famous tunes you’ll know, big outdoor events and fireworks.

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