Sydney Opera House, 7 July-30 July
Enchanted by the mysteries of Japan, American naval officer Pinkerton takes a beautiful young geisha for his wife, then callously departs the shores of her heart. Don’t miss renowned choreographer Graeme Murphy’s balletic reimagining of Puccini’s ultimate romantic tragedy.
Sydney Opera House, 8 July-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.
Sydney Opera House, 15 July-30 July
An opera of emotional extremes, Verdi’s Il Trovatore is a burning tale of witchcraft, murder and vengeance that haunts across the ages. This bold new production features moving floor-to-ceiling LED screens and some of the world’s best voices.
Great Opera Hits
Sydney Opera House, 17 July-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
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.
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!
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.
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
A feisty, fearless heroine, a cocky bullfighter and a jealous lover bound by fate meet in the middle of Sydney Harbour for this spectacular outdoor event. Sail up to Cockatoo Island for an unforgettable night under the stars.
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.
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’.
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.
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.