Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 24 June—28 August
As the moon rises, a death cry wails through imperial Peking. Torture and death mean nothing. Freedom from possession means everything. Will the Princess win again?
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 3—22 July
For a modern audience, La Traviata offers everything we think of when we think of the opera: a consumptive heroine, velvet dresses and heaving bosoms, lavish party scenes and touching intimate moments. The music is rousing, the stage crowded, the story at once romantic and tragic — a perfect escape from our own lives.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 14 July—15 August
While marriage brings peace between France and Spain, it sparks war between father and son. And as secrets are revealed, passion and politics run riot on a grand scale in the 16th-century royal court of Spain.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 6—29 August
Upstairs, downstairs, inside, outside, dressups and dressing downs, all in a day's work. The Countess loves the Count, but the Count is keen on Susanna, who's engaged to Figaro, who finds himself in a whirl of longing, comeuppance, and total, utter madness.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 9—9 August
Come and explore the wonderful world of opera, at a day of demonstrations and displays at the Sydney Opera House.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 5 September—31 October
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes!
St James King Street, 22—23 October
The Opera Australia Chorus will sing a program of the greatest choral music by a range of composers, including Verdi, Puccini, Brahms, Rossini, Bernstein, Poulenc and Wagner.
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 26 December—24 January
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, 30 December—16 January
If you go down to the woods today, you might find a pure-hearted prince and his feathered sidekick en route to rescue a damsel in distress, a queen atop her starry throne; mysterious temples, dancing bears and a levitating picnic. If in danger, just follow the sound of the flute.
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, 2—30 January
A painter, a musician, a philosopher and a poet are having a night on the town. Café Momus is too pricey for them — they've nothing to weigh down those moth-eaten pockets. But why worry? The landlord is sorted, the bar tab can wait. They're young and their lofty ideals will keep body and soul together.