Season Guide

Explore what's in store for 2024 and plan your year of fabulous nights out.

With this one-sentence guide to every opera in the season, with music clips, it's easy to curate your season subscription package.

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Verdi

La Traviata

2 January – 14 March 2024
Sydney Opera House

Glamour, riches and a tragic secret: La Traviata is the story of a courtesan falling in love. Classic opera with stunning costumes, outstanding music and a fresh perspective.

A must-see if you love Moulin Rouge, a good tearjerker film, gorgeous period costumes, music you can hum after the show.

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Gluck

Orpheus & Eurydice

12 – 31 January 2024
Sydney Opera House

Journey to the underworld and back with the grieving Orpheus. Awe-inspiring acrobatics meet Gluck’s exquisite music in this genre-busting production created with the internationally renowned Circa.

A must-see if you love contemporary circus or dance, fantasy novels or nerding out on ancient myths and legends.

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Mozart

The Magic Flute

1 February – 16 March 2024, Sydney Opera House
9 – 16 November 2024, Geelong Arts Centre

Embark on an enchanting adventure and meet a host of wondrous characters in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

A must-see if you love adventure stories, famous music, happy endings, opera performed in English.

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Handel

Theodora in Concert

8 & 9 February 2024
Sydney Opera House

Lose yourself in the sublime music of Handel’s Theodora in this collaboration between the internationally celebrated Pinchgut Opera and Opera Australia.

A must-see if you love baroque music, powerful choral works, being able to see the orchestra on stage.

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Mozart

Idomeneo

20 February – 15 March 2024
Sydney Opera House

An epic opera about gods and monsters, human frailty and the power of love. Mozart’s genius is on full display.

A must-see if you love myths and legends, epic stories, brilliant ensemble singing.

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Musical

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

22 March – 21 April 2024
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

A musical masterpiece returns to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in a thrilling, larger-than-life staging. Dynamic dance numbers and fireworks soar across the harbour.

A must see if you love Romeo and Juliet, showstopping song and dance numbers, a tear-jerking ending.

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Musical

Sunset Boulevard

From May 2024, Princess Theatre, Melbourne
From August 2024, Sydney Opera House

Musical superstar Sarah Brightman stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical about a Hollywood icon.

A must-see if you love stories of old Hollywood, legends on stage, Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.

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Puccini

Tosca

24 – 30 May 2024, Margaret Court Arena
25 June – 16 August 2024, Sydney Opera House

A thriller with sensational music, opera’s best villain and an unforgettable ending, Tosca will keep you on the edge of your seat.

A must-see if you love stories full of action, films about love and war, stunning choral music.

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Twist

Watershed

14 – 16 June 2024
Sydney Opera House

A dazzling new operatic work by some of Australia’s most acclaimed creative talents, bringing a real-life tragedy, and eventual triumph, to the stage.

A must-see if you love Choral music, stories of triumph over adversity, visually stunning and physically thrilling productions.

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Puccini

Il Trittico

3 – 19 July 2024
Sydney Opera House

Three short operas by one of opera’s greatest composers offer a triple helping of music and emotion: thrilling drama, personal crisis and sparkling comedy.

A must-see if you love getting bang for your buck, emotional stories, melodrama.

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Dean

Hamlet

20 July – 9 August 2024
Sydney Opera House

Shakespeare’s searing portrait of a prince in crisis in an acclaimed contemporary opera by Australian composer Brett Dean.

A must see if you love Shakespeare, contemporary opera and theatre, political drama.

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The Puccini Gala Concert

25 & 27 July 2024
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

A star-studded celebration of some of opera’s most moving music.

A must see if you love opera anthems, tear-jerkers and hearing some of the world's finest voices in concert.

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Mazzoli

Breaking the Waves

26 & 28 July 2024
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Lars von Trier’s film about a young woman’s shocking sacrifices for her husband is a powerful new opera for our times, by one of the world’s most exciting composers, Missy Mazzoli.

A must-see if you love moody cinema, psychological drama, contemporary opera at its most adventurous.

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Mozart

Così fan tutte

1 – 17 August 2024
Sydney Opera House

Two men attempt to seduce the other’s lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. Mozart’s sublime music makes this opera must-see.

A must-see if you love light-hearted stories, gorgeous music, costume drama-comedies like A Room with a View.

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Symonds

Gilgamesh

26 September – 5 October 2024
Carriageworks, Sydney

The world’s oldest poem meets opera’s most cutting-edge artists in this spectacular new work, directed by Kip Williams (Sydney Theatre Company’s The Picture of Dorian Gray).

A must see if you love the most cutting-edge contemporary opera, ancient mythology, stories of love and loss.

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Mills

Eucalyptus

16 – 19 October 2024
Palais Theatre, Melbourne

A new opera based on Murray Bail’s acclaimed novel, Eucalyptus is an Australian fairytale, unusual love story and poetic ode to trees.

A must see if you love contemporary opera, Australian stories, strong female leads.

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Chorus!

13 & 15 November 2024
Geelong Arts Centre

Prepare for goosebumps. Chorus! assembles the Opera Australia Chorus in full force, to deliver an exhilarating program of opera’s grandest highlights.

A must-see if you love passionate singing, chorale music, or the Hallelujah Chorus during Carols by Candlelight.

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Verdi

La Traviata on New Year's Eve

31 December 2023
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Glamour, riches and a tragic secret: La Traviata is the story of a courtesan falling in love. Classic opera with stunning costumes, outstanding music and a fresh perspective.

A must-see if you love Moulin Rouge, a good tearjerker film, gorgeous period costumes, music you can hum after the show.

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Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House

31 December 2023
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

A wild operatic celebration with a distinctively Australian flavour. Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks are the cherry on top.

A must-see if you love big voices, big laughs and fireworks – both dramatic and literal.

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