What’s On

Great Opera Hits

Sydney Opera House, 25 February-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.

Mozart's Idomeneo

Sydney Opera House, 24 February-15 March

An epic opera about gods and monsters, human frailty and the power of love. Mozart’s genius is on full display.

La Traviata

Sydney Opera House, 24 February-16 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.

The Magic Flute

Sydney Opera House, 23 February-16 March

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

Opera Up Late

Sydney Opera House, 1 March

Join your host Reuben Kaye as he throws open the doors to the Sydney Opera House for a Mardi Gras celebration for the ages.

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Mrs Macquaries Point, 22 March-21 April

A musical masterpiece returns to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in a thrilling, larger-than-life staging. Dynamic dance numbers and fireworks soar across the harbour.

Sunset Boulevard

Princess Theatre Melbourne, 21 May-7 July

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

Tosca at Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court Arena, 24 May-30 May

A thriller with sensational music, opera’s best villain and an unforgettable ending, Tosca will keep you on the edge of your seat in this production performed at Margaret Court Arena.

Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Sydney Opera House, 14 June-16 June

A dazzling new operatic work by some of Australia’s most acclaimed creative talents, bringing a real-life tragedy, and eventual triumph, to the stage.

Tosca

Sydney Opera House, 25 June-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.

Il Trittico

Sydney Opera House, 3 July-19 July

Three short operas by one of opera’s greatest composers offer a triple helping of music and emotion: thrilling drama, personal crisis and sparkling comedy.

La Bohème National Tour

12 July-3 August

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, 20 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, 25 July-27 July

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

Breaking the Waves

Hamer Hall, 26 July-28 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.

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.

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

Carriagworks, 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.