Sunset Boulevard

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Date From August 2024 Language Performed in English. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one interval. Please note Please note The role of Norma Desmond will be played by Sarah Brightman on Wednesday–Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees. This role will be played … Continued

Great Opera Hits

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running Time Approximately 90 minutes, including one 20 minute interval Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera. These relaxed concerts take place as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, … Continued

Gilgamesh

Venue Bay 17, Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh Language Performed in English with surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval. Opera Australia, Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks present Gilgamesh. In Association with Australian String Quartet and Ensemble Offspring. The world’s oldest poem. Opera’s most cutting-edge artists. The ancient and contemporary … Continued

Freddie De Tommaso: Il Tenore in Concert

Venue Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank Are you looking for Freddie De Tommaso: Il Tenore in Concert in Sydney? One of the world’s most exciting tenors makes his Australian debut in two recital performances In December 2021, a new contender for the world’s next great tenor made himself known. In an auspicious debut, … Continued

Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Performed in Italian with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes, including one interval. Production partner Fickle or faithful? Treacherous or true? Can love survive a test, in jest? If anyone can make the ridiculous sublime, it’s Mozart. Here is proof. … Continued

Tosca

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals. Language Performed in Italian with English surtitles. Please note This production contains depictions of violence, including violence against women, sexual violence, murder and suicide. Are you looking for Tosca at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne? … Continued

Freddie De Tommaso: Il Tenore in Concert

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Are you looking for Freddie De Tommaso: Il Tenore in Concert in Melbourne? One of the world’s most exciting tenors makes his Australian debut in two recital performances In December 2021, a new contender for the world’s next great tenor made himself known. In an auspicious … Continued

Hamlet

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Performed in English with surtitles. Running time Approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains depictions of violence. Hamlet Music by Brett Dean Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn after William Shakespeare With thanks to the Banff Centre for the … Continued

Breaking the Waves

Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Language Performed in English with surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains depictions of sexual violence. Presented under license by G. Schirmer, Inc., copyright owners. By kind permission of Wise Music Group. You have … Continued

The Puccini Gala Concert

Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Language Performed in Italian. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one interval. A star-studded celebration of some of opera’s most moving music. Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was opera’s defining force at the turn of the 20th century. His operas reach deep … Continued

Il Trittico

The Operas Il tabarro 53 minutes A thrilling drama set on a barge in Paris, where a miserable marriage ends in murder. Filled with secrets, escalating tensions, desire, and betrayal. Suor Angelica 55 minutes A tale of a woman forced into a convent. An emotional journey where she confronts her troubled past and experiences a … Continued

Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running time Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Language Performed in English. Please note This production contains strong sexual references and explicit language. Opera Australia and Sydney Opera House by arrangement with Adelaide Festival present Watershed. Enabled by Sydney Opera House donor Professor Ross Steele … Continued

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Dates 22 March–21 April 2024 Venue Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney Language Performed in English. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains strong language, adult themes and a depiction of sexual violence; not recommended for children under the age of 12. Book 4+ tickets and … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals HO24

Tickets are available to everyone involved in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: West Side Story with a limit of 2 tickets to either of the two rehearsals. Your tickets will be emailed to you three days prior to the chosen rehearsal.

The Magic Flute

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Performed in English with surtitles. Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains mild adult themes – parental guidance recommended. Book a multi-show package and save up to 20%* Combine this production with one or more … Continued

La Traviata

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains adult content including sexual themes and implied violence. Book a multi-show package and save up to 20%* Combine this production with one … Continued

Mozart’s Idomeneo

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running Time Approximately 3 hours, including one interval. Please note Please note this production contains adult themes, flashing lights, and theatrical haze. Book a multi-show package and save up to 20%* Combine this production with one or more … Continued

Opera Up Late

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running Time Approximately 60 minutes Please note This production may contain adult themes, coarse language, drug references, nudity, and sexual content (if you’re lucky). Book 4+ tickets and Save!* That’s a saving of up to $72 when you book four Premium reserve tickets to Opera … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals 24JST

Tickets are available to everyone involved in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: West Side Story with a limit of 2 tickets to either of the two rehearsals. Your tickets will be emailed to you three days prior to the chosen rehearsal.

Theodora in Concert

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Performed in English with surtitles. Running Time Approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes, including one interval. Book a multi-show package and save up to 20%* Combine this production with one or more shows in the 2024 Season and become a Season Subscriber. You’ll unlock … Continued

Orpheus & Eurydice

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running Time Approximately 80 minutes with no interval. Please note Please note this production contains infrequent partial nudity and some strobe lighting and flashing lights. Book a multi-show package and save up to 20%* Combine this production with … Continued

The Opera Gala Concert

Hosts Adam Hills A five-time Gold Logie nominee, Adam Hills is one of Australia’s most beloved comedians. He is best known in Australia for hosting ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and Adam Hills Tonight. He’s known across the world for his critically acclaimed stand-up shows, and The Last Leg, his talk show on the UK’s … Continued

Götterdämmerung

Venue Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre corner Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Queensland, 4101 Language Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals. 7 & 14 Dec performance: Interval 1: 6:00pm–7:30pm (90 minutes) Interval 2: 8:35pm–9:10pm (35 minutes) 21 Dec performance: Interval 1: 3:00pm–3:35pm … Continued

Aida

Venue Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre corner Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Queensland Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time approximately 2 hours & 50 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains partial nudity and a bright lighting effect during Act 3. Presented by Opera Australia & Opera Queensland … Continued

Siegfried

Venue Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre corner Grey & Melbourne streets, South Bank, QLD, 4101 Language Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 5 hours and 50 minutes. Interval 1: 6:20pm–7:35pm (75 minutes) Interval 2: 8:50pm–9:25pm (35 minutes) The times listed may vary slightly on the day. Please take this into consideration … Continued

Die Walküre

Venue Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre corner Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Brisbane Language Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes. 3 Dec performance: Interval 1: 2:00pm–3:15pm (75 minutes) Interval 2: 4:45pm–5:25pm (40 minutes) 10 & 17 Dec performance: Interval 1: 6:00pm–7:15pm (75 minutes) Interval 2: … Continued

Das Rheingold

Venue Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre corner Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, Queensland Language Sung in German, with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with no interval. Please note This production contains haze and smoke effects, laser, UV and strobe like lighting effects. New Production The Ring Cycle opens … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals BR23

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of Ring Cycle and Aida at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to one per staff member. Your tickets will be emailed to you once seating is confirmed.  

Miss Saigon

Dates 17 August – 13 October 2023 Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including interval. Please note This production contains scenes of a sexual and violent nature, wartime themes, firearms, derogatory and coarse language, drug use and the simulated smoking of cigarettes. The … Continued

Miss Saigon – Family & Friends Performance

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the Family & Friends Performance of Miss Saigon. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to two per staff member. Your tickets will be emailed to you once seating is confirmed.  

La Gioconda in Concert

*Access will be granted on a first come, first served basis and the session will be limited to one hour. Only one signature per person will be allowed and strictly no selfies and photos with the artists.

Mad Scenes with Jessica Pratt

Nabucco Overture – Giuseppe Verdi La Sonnambula – Vincenzo Bellini La nello mio… Ah non credea mirarti… Ah non giunge Emilia di Liverpool – Gaetano Donizetti Quest’aure mattutina… Madre deh placati… Ah di contento ripiena ho l’alma Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo – Pietro Mascagni Lucia di Lammermoor – Gaetano Donizetti Il dolce suono… Ardon gli incensi… … Continued

Tannhäuser in Concert

Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Language Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 4 hours, including two intervals. Production partner Broadcast Partner Before Eurovision, there was the Wartburg Song Contest. Eurovision could only wish for this much drama! Imagine basking in the adoration of Venus herself. Our … Continued

Satyagraha in Concert

Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Language Performed in Sanskrit with English surtitles. Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one interval. A meditation on the man and the myth that became a movement. One of the 20th century’s leading composers and influential master of minimalism, Philip Glass, … Continued

Open General Rehearsals HH23

Tickets are available in the Circle only, and are limited to 1 ticket per person. Your ticket will be emailed to you within a couple of hours of you making your booking. There will be no “Hold for collection” or venue box office functioning on the morning of this rehearsal. 

Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert

The song list includes: Brahms – Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121 Mussorgsky – Songs and Dances of Death Rachmaninoff – O stay, my love, forsake me not, Op. 4, No. 1 Rachmaninoff – In the silent night, Op. 4, No. 3 Rachmaninoff – Spring Waters, Op. 14, No. 11 Interval Mozart – In diesen heil’gen … Continued

Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

Dates 24 March–23 April 2023 Venue Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval. Please note This production contains sexual references, themes of sexual abuse and suicide. Special Offer: Book 4+ tickets and Save!* That’s a saving of $176 … Continued

Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert

The song list includes: Brahms – Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121 Mussorgsky – Songs and Dances of Death Rachmaninoff – O stay, my love, forsake me not, Op. 4, No. 1 Rachmaninoff – In the silent night, Op. 4, No. 3 Rachmaninoff – Spring Waters, Op. 14, No. 11 Interval Mozart – In diesen heil’gen … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals 23HO

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to two per staff member. Your tickets will be emailed to you once seating is confirmed.  

Roberto Devereux in Concert

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval. Roberto Devereux MUSIC Gaetano Donizetti LIBRETTO Salvadore Cammarano These performances of Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti edited by Mario Parenti are given by permission of Hal Leonard … Continued

Great Opera Hits

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running time Approximately 90 minutes, including one 20 minute interval Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera. These relaxed concerts take place as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, … Continued

Chorus!

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Language Sung in multiple languages with English surtitles Running Time Approximately 60 minutes, with no interval. Production Partner Thrill to the sound of a mass of voices, singing as one. Prepare to have your hair blown back by the sheer magnitude of these exquisite voices. … Continued

Opera Up Late

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running Time Approximately 60 minutes Please note This production may contain adult themes, coarse language, and sexual content (if you’re lucky). Celebrate Sydney WorldPride with a night of queer romance, drag and music, hosted by Reuben Kaye. We’re throwing open the doors to Australia’s most … Continued

The Phantom of the Opera

This event has finished. If you love musicals, see another song-and-dance extravaganza in 2024. 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 … Continued

Michael Fabiano in Concert

The song list includes: G. Puccini – 3 canzone: Inno a Diana, Terra e mare, Canto d’anime G. Puccini – E lucevan le stelle… (Tosca) H. Duparc – 3 chansons: La vie antérieure, Le manoir de Rosemonde, Phydilé F. P. Tosti – 4 canzone: L’ultimatum canzone, Ideale, Per morire, L’alba sepàra dalla luce l’ombra Interval F. … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals 22CI

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Open Dress Rehearsals 22ACM

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Joseph Calleja Concert – Melbourne

Venue Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Running time Approximately two hours, including one interval Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. Blessed with a golden-age voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all … Continued

Joseph Calleja Concert – Sydney

Venue City Recital Hall 2 Angel Place, Sydney Running time Approximately two hours, including interval Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. Blessed with a golden-age voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all the greatest opera houses … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals 22JST

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of The Phantom of the Opera at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out.

The Phantom of the Opera

Update Limited availability for Sydney Opera House performances. Great seats on sale now for The Phantom of the Opera in Melbourne, from 2 November. Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval. Recommended for ages 10+ Material includes themes of violence and … Continued

T-Shirts: The Barber of Seville

How to purchase your t-shirt Simply select the ‘performance’ on 1 October 2022 and add the number of t-shirts you require in each size. Then proceed to check out. Select ‘Standard Australia Post’ as your delivery method and ensure the correct shipping address is entered. We invite members of the Regional Children’s Choruses participating in … Continued

Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert

Update: 1 June 2022 Sadly, owing to illness, this performance is cancelled. Ticketholders will be contacted regarding refunds as soon as possible. Venue Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank Running time Approximately 2 hours with one interval. With a voice that speaks volumes in every note, Ferruccio Furlanetto is one of the greatest basses … Continued

La Traviata

Venue State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals. Production partner Production patron Raise your glass, bat your lashes, it’s Paris in the salons and you’re the life of this party. He’s staring at you, … Continued

Mefistofele

Venue State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Language Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one interval. Come dance with the devil in this garden of demonic delights. Mefistofele has made a bargain with God that he does not intend to lose: he … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals HO22

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of The Phantom of the opera on Sydney Harbour. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to two per staff member. COVID Safe protocols must be followed while on site. Seating may be adjusted to … Continued

Platée

Venue City Recital Hall 2 Angel Place, Sydney Running time approximately 3 hours including interval Language Sung in French with English surtitles Program Platée by Rameau (1745) Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau Lyrics by Jacques Autreau Celebrated Australian director Neil Armfield makes his Pinchgut debut in a deliciously twisted comedy by one of the greatest French … Continued

Purcell and Charpentier

Update: 24 August 2021 We regret to announce the cancellation of Pinchgut Opera’s Purcell and Charpentier concerts in both Sydney and Melbourne in September, due to the implications of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Pinchgut Opera will contact all current ticket holders via email with information about how to return your tickets. Thank you for your … Continued

Purcell and Charpentier

Update: 24 August 2021 We regret to announce the cancellation of Pinchgut Opera’s Purcell and Charpentier concerts in both Sydney and Melbourne in September, due to the implications of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Pinchgut Opera will contact all current ticket holders via email with information about how to return your tickets. Thank you for your … Continued

Eastbank

See an opera at Sydney Opera House this summer and we’ll shout you dinner!

T-Shirts: Carmen

How to purchase your t-shirt Simply select the ‘performance’ on 20 July 2021 and add the number of t-shirts you require in each size. Then proceed to check out. Select ‘Standard Australia Post’ as your delivery method and ensure the correct shipping address is entered. We invite members of the Regional Children’s Choruses participating in … Continued

Carmen

Running time approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, with one interval. Language Sung in French with English surtitles. Please note This production explores themes of sexual violence and harassment. It includes depictions of violence. This production is supported by  The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through the Australia … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals ACM21

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of Ernani at State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to two per staff member. COVID Safe protocols must be followed while on site, and you will be required to … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals 21HO

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to two per staff member. COVID Safe protocols must be followed while on site. Seating may be adjusted to comply with social … Continued

Life Drawing on the Tosca set

Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney Running time 2 hours COVID Safety You will be required to check-in and register your details for contact tracing purposes. You must comply with social distancing while on site. Please note The model will be nude throughout the session Join us on the spectacular Tosca set at … Continued

Open Dress Rehearsals 21JST

Tickets are available to Opera Australia staff for the open rehearsal of Aida at Joan Sutherland Theatre. Please sign in to your account, select your ticket above and check out. Tickets are limited to two per staff member. COVID Safe protocols must be followed while on site, and it is strongly recommended you wear a … Continued

Costume & Prop Sale

Venue Opera Australia Store 66 Euston Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015 Important information This is a COVID-safe event. Sessions are ticketed to 60 minutes with limited numbers. We ask customers to wear masks, check in on arrival and pay by card, and we will be performing temperature checks on arrival. Unfortunately there won’t be facilities for … Continued