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25 Jul 2024

27 Jul 2024

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne


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 into your soul and transform you through their humanity and beautiful music.

And they’re still amongst the most-performed today: La Bohème, Turandot, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.

No other composer captures the rush of true love, the thrill of discovering something new, or the force of tragedy like Puccini.

2024 marks the centenary of the great composer’s passing. To celebrate his contribution to opera, we’re performing a concert of his finest music.

Homegrown superstar Nicole Car and one of the world’s most popular tenors, Joseph Calleja, are joined by a fabulous cast of singers, including Peter Coleman-Wright AO and Julie Lea Goodwin.

Swoon to the arias and duets you know and love, alongside lesser-known gems from his extraordinary operas, performed by some of our greatest singers along with the extraordinary Orchestra Victoria.

Meet the Singers

Meet the talented cast who will perform in this special celebration of the composer who gave the world many of the world’s most-performed operas.

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7 surprising facts about Puccini

Discover the fascinating off-stage stories of the composer who gave the world La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot and Tosca.

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