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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Mrs Macquaries Point, 26 March—25 April

Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Everyone wants to be near her. Could a little love change everything?

Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance. A giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is “the ultimate Sydney experience” (Yahoo! Travel).

Aida

Arts Centre Melbourne, 6 May—21 May

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.

Ernani

Arts Centre Melbourne, 14 May—22 May

A medieval tale of heroes and villains, lovers and betrayals, featuring Verdi’s signature rousing music.

Aida

Sydney Opera House, 22 June—13 August

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.

Attila

Sydney Opera House, 29 June—10 July

No one can stand before Attila and his hordes, until a warrior woman turns his head. As he opens his heart to his prisoner Odabella, the barbarian king reveals his weakness. So the scene is set for one of the great revenge operas of the 19th century: an early Verdi in the vein of Aida.

Otello

Sydney Opera House, 16 July—29 July

Shakespeare’s masterpiece gets the operatic treatment. A cruel villain fans the flames of jealousy to destroy true love, causing great tragedy.

The Tales of Hoffmann

Sydney Opera House, 2 August—14 August

Hoffman is tipsy and in the mood for storytelling. He’ll tell you of his four great loves: a wind-up doll, an innocent singer, a cruel courtesan … and the woman who combines them all. Offenbach’s last and greatest work is an intoxicating mix of emotion and dazzling music, including the famous, fiendishly difficult ‘Doll Song’.

The Phantom of the Opera

Sydney Opera House, 2 September—29 October

Experience the phenomenon of one of the most successful musicals of all time, when Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary show makes its Sydney Opera House debut.

Andrew McKinnon in association with Opera Australia presents

Joseph Calleja Concert - Sydney

City Recital Hall, 5 September

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.

Andrew McKinnon in association with Opera Australia presents

Joseph Calleja Concert - Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne, 13 September

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.

Wagner

Das Rheingold

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 29 October—14 November

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.

Wagner

Die Walküre

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 31 October—16 November

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, 2 November—18 November

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, 3 November—19 November

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.

Wagner

Götterdämmerung

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 4 November—20 November

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.