What’s On

Sunset Boulevard

Princess Theatre Melbourne, now playing

Musical superstar Sarah Brightman stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical about a Hollywood icon.

Great Opera Hits

Sydney Opera House, 28 July-21 October

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

La Bohème National Tour

12 July-3 September

Experience the original bohemian love story. By the time this emotional opera finishes, you’ll know the answer to an eternal question: is love enough?

Hamlet

Sydney Opera House, 27 July-9 August

Shakespeare’s searing portrait of a prince in crisis in an acclaimed contemporary opera by Australian composer Brett Dean.

The Puccini Gala Concert

Hamer Hall, 27 July

A star-studded celebration of some of opera’s most moving music.

Breaking the Waves

Hamer Hall, 26 July

Lars von Trier’s film about a young woman’s shocking sacrifices for her husband is a powerful new opera for our times, by one of the world’s most exciting composers, Missy Mazzoli.

Tosca

Sydney Opera House, 27 July-16 August

A thriller with sensational music, opera’s best villain and an unforgettable ending, Tosca will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Mozart's Così fan tutte

Sydney Opera House, 1 August-17 August

Two men attempt to seduce the other’s lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. Mozart’s sublime music makes this opera must-see.

Freddie De Tommaso: Il Tenore in Concert

Sydney Opera House, 11 August

One of the world’s most exciting tenors, Freddie De Tommaso, will make his Australian debut with a one-off solo recital. Hear the young tenor praised as a “vocal phenomenon” and one of the greatest opera singers working in the Italian tradition.

Freddie De Tommaso: Il Tenore in Concert

Melbourne Recital Centre, 18 August

One of the world’s most exciting tenors, Freddie De Tommaso, will make his Australian debut with a one-off solo recital. Hear the young tenor praised as a “vocal phenomenon” and one of the greatest opera singers working in the Italian tradition.

Sunset Boulevard

Sydney Opera House, 28 August-1 November

Musical superstar Sarah Brightman stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical about a Hollywood icon.

Gilgamesh

Carriageworks, 26 September-5 October

The world’s oldest poem meets opera’s most cutting-edge artists in this spectacular new work, directed by Kip Williams (Sydney Theatre Company’s The Picture of Dorian Gray).

Eucalyptus

Palais Theatre, 16 October-19 October

A new opera based on Murray Bail’s acclaimed novel, Eucalyptus is an Australian fairytale, unusual love story and poetic ode to trees.

The Magic Flute

Geelong Arts Centre, 9 November-16 November

Embark on an enchanting adventure and meet a host of wondrous characters in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

Chorus!

Geelong Arts Centre, 13 November-15 November

Hear the lyrical beauty and power of 48 choristers coming together to explore vast musical terrains through the emotional language of song. Showcasing famous choral pieces by the legends of opera, including Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Tchaikovsky.

The Opera Gala Concert

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.

Cinderella on New Year's Eve

Sydney Opera House, 31 December

Feel all the magic of the fairy tale with enchanting music, playful choreography and extravagant costumes in this whimsical production of the classic opera. Don’t miss the ball – and don’t miss a magical countdown to midnight you’ll remember forever!

Cinderella (Cendrillon)

Sydney Opera House, 2 January-28 March

Feel all the magic of the fairy tale with enchanting music, playful choreography and extravagant costumes in this whimsical production of the classic opera.

La Traviata

Sydney Opera House, 23 January-27 March

Glamour, riches and a tragic secret: La Traviata is the story of a courtesan falling in love. Classic opera with stunning costumes, outstanding music and a fresh perspective.

Hadestown

Theatre Royal Sydney, from February 2025

The acclaimed musical phenomenon Hadestown by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin will premiere at Theatre Royal Sydney in February 2025.