Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 16 June—12 August
The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 22 June—9 July
Take a melancholy prince, a cantankerous witch and the curse of a love strange and strong: an unquenchable passion of unusual fashion for not just one orange, but three! Add an infectious march, some fantastical farce and a kingdom of curious characters, and you have Prokofiev's surreal, screwball fairytale for adults.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 26 June
Four incredible maestros lead a program of beautiful music at a Gala Concert featuring our biggest stars, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Opera Australia Chorus—with a special appearance by many of the greatest stars of the past singing in a special 60th Anniversary Chorale.
Nicole Car, José Carbó, Emma Matthews, Milijana Nikolic and Diego Torre inherited the legacy of Sutherland, Carden and so many outstanding singers. Now you have the chance to hear these exhilarating performers singing some of opera’s grandest arias.
We invite you to come and relive the moment that made you fall in love with opera. Every ticket sold will help Opera Australia make more of those moments, for 60 more years and beyond.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 19 July—13 August
Mozart's opera about testing fidelity is an intriguing story set to music of impossible beauty. Two men disguise themselves as Albanians and attempt to seduce each other's lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. Absurd? Yes, but Mozart's luminous music takes the absurd and makes it sublime.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 26 July—13 August
Boccanegra is a powerful man with a great tragedy in his past: 25 years earlier, his young lover died and their baby mysteriously disappeared. Just as he thinks he might have found his daughter, his enemies start to move against him.
Lerner & Loewe
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 30 August—5 November
Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady comes to the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, under the direction of Julie Andrews.
John & Watkins
Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, 28 October—5 November
The architect walked out. The Premier died. The costs ballooned, and the years marched on. Building the Sydney Opera House is a story with more twists and turns than an opera. See it performed outdoors on the steps of the Sydney Opera House with the building itself as the set: a momentous performance on and about the world’s most famous building.
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 31 December
Step into the the Sydney Opera House's magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, with fireworks and champagne at interval.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 31 December
Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House, then settle back for an evening with Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello and Musetta in Puccini's La bohème.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 1 January—26 March
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, 4—23 January
Nearly 120 years after Puccini wrote his smash-hit La Bohème, this story of first love still tops the list of most performed operas around the world. Perhaps the tale of four friends living for their art reminds us of a person we weren't brave enough to become. Perhaps Puccini's talent for capturing emotion in music takes us back to the first time we felt love stir in our hearts.