What’s On

Cinderella

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 5 August-3 September

This lush production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella features incredible orchestrations, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

The Phantom of the Opera

Sydney Opera House, 19 August-16 October

Experience the phenomenon as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most successful musical comes to the Sydney Opera House. The Phantom of the Opera is a man of mystery, a deformed genius who finds his muse in Christine Daae. How many lives will he sacrifice to make her a star?

The Barber of Seville

Canberra Theatre Centre, 15 September-17 September

This delightful rollicking comedy took a young Rossini just 13 days to write. Playful energy sparkles through as many famous tunes as you can pack into two-and-a-half hours, with a story straight out of a Hollywood rom-com.

La Traviata

Sydney Opera House, 22 October-4 November

Velvet dresses, lavish parties, rousing music and crowded sets, combined with romance and tragic endings. The world’s most popular opera puts a life we couldn’t possibly dream of on stage, combined with Verdi’s flying melodies and passionate duets between breaking hearts.

Cinderella

Sydney Lyric Theatre, 23 October-11 December

This lush production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella features incredible orchestrations, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

Attila

Sydney Opera House, 29 October-5 November

The King of the Huns meets his match… and she is a force to be reckoned with! Verdi’s Attila is one of the greatest revenge tales of all time. This blockbuster opera is driven by military rhythms and punctuated by acrobatic arias, all enhanced by colossal digital staging.

Great Opera Hits

Sydney Opera House, 30 October

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.

The Phantom of the Opera

Arts Centre Melbourne, 30 October-29 January

Experience the phenomenon as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most successful musical comes to the Melbourne Arts Centre. The Phantom of the Opera is a man of mystery, a deformed genius who finds his muse in Christine Daae. How many lives will he sacrifice to make her a star?

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

25 November-18 December

Sydney’s new outdoor summer spectacular. Experience a live performance like no other in one of Sydney’s most stunning locations.

New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, 31 December

Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House, then settle back for an evening of opera’s most beautiful music, at the Opera Gala Concert. Make this your most glamorous New Year ever.

Wagner

Das Rheingold

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 1 December-15 December

In the space of a single, majestic, two-and-a-half hour musical span, Wagner immerses you in a mysterious, primordial world of scheming gods, misshapen dwarfs, alluring maidens, and fearsome monsters.

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Die Walküre

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 3 December-17 December

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.

Wagner

Siegfried

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 5 December-19 December

The Ring Cycle’s third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a single figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinde into the greatest hero of the age.

Verdi

Aida

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 6 December-20 December

Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic a popular favourite. Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience. From the famous Triumphal March to the intimate ending, every scene is spectacular.

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Götterdämmerung

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 7 December-21 December

The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung’s tale of treachery and destruction. All seems lost after love is betrayed by naked ambition and villains outsmart heroes.