Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 25 June—10 August
Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic an enduring favourite. Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience. It’s “a captivating cinematic experience that fuses live performance and video.” — Time Out
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 30 June—16 July
Elizabeth has been the Virgin Queen too long. She relishes the attention of a younger courtier: the ambitious Roberto Devereux. But Devereux stands accused of treason. Elizabeth has to choose between her country and her heart.
This tale of love, lust and betrayal in the Tudor royal court strays a long way from history, but makes a sensational plot. Add Donizetti’s luxurious music, a brilliant cast and an extraordinary new production, and it becomes a must-see.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 10 July—26 October
Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 14 July—7 August
A young couple begin a dangerous, passionate affair. In their world, a Jew cannot love a Christian.
The punishment is death. When it all comes out, Rachel faces two impossible choices. Deny her love, and save her lover. Deny her God, and save herself.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 25 July—8 August
Tatyana is a dreamer, lost in romantic stories. When the dashing Eugene Onegin walks into her world, she feels her own love story beginning. But Onegin rejects her passion.
Eugene Onegin is the journey from what could be to what might have been. Between lies tragedy.
Norman & Simon
Sydney Lyric , 2 August—17 October
For the first time in twenty-five years, The Secret Garden musical returns to Australia. Based on the much-loved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this heart-warming story comes to life on-stage with the same magical qualities, in this sophisticated take on the literary classic.
Australia’s leading man, Anthony Warlow, will once again create theatrical magic in the role of Archibald Craven.
John Berry and Anthony Lilley for Scenario Two Ltd & Karl Sydow present
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 14—22 August
Margaret and her daughter Clara are taking in the wonders of Florence during a languid 1950s summer. A windborne hat sparks an intense romance between Clara and local dreamer Fabrizio. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.
Four-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming stars in this enchanting Broadway musical which won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.
Stein, Bock, Harnick & Friedman
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 3 September—31 October
Experience Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler afn Dakh) in a new way — performed in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family!
Following sold-out seasons in New York, Australian audiences now have the chance to experience a unique, authentic language version of this much-loved musical theatre classic.
Ford & Smith
Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre, Dawson St, Surry Hills, 16—19 September
Rembrandt was famous for his portraits: rosy cheeks, smiling women, luscious naked curves. He lived with his wife, Saskia, in love and luxury. But as an old man, Rembrandt did not paint laughing women. He died alone, destitute.
Discover this extraordinary story in the first revival of this 2009 chamber opera by Andrew Ford and Sue Smith.
Sydney Town Hall, 8—10 October
It’s got poison and betrayals galore. But the best reason to see Lucrezia Borgia in concert is to bask in the skills of an extraordinary soprano. Impossible trills and stratospheric notes make this classic Donizetti an important conquest for the best coloratura sopranos.
This is your chance to hear Jessica Pratt perform the title role of Lucrezia Borgia (including the infamous final aria) in concert.
Andrew McKinnon in association with Opera Australia presents
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 16 October
Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the Maltese-born singer described as the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best-loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, who is also of Maltese heritage, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, for an unforgettable performance.