What’s On

Costume & Prop Sale

Opera Australia Store, Alexandria, 13, 14, 27, 28 November 2020

Fancy dress is about to get fancier. Get your very own piece of opera finery when Opera Australia opens the doors to the Alexandria storehouse for an extraordinary Costume and Prop sale.

Pinchgut Opera

Messe de Minuit

City Recital Hall, 5 December—6 December

Celebrate the season with Pinchgut Opera’s much-anticipated return to the stage. One of Charpentier’s most joyous works, the Messe de Minuit was written in 1694 for midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

Great Opera Hits

Sydney Opera House, 3 January—5 February

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

Lehár

The Merry Widow

Sydney Opera House, 5 January—16 January

A frothy comedy, bubbling over with memorable tunes, elegant dance numbers, and realistic, likeable characters.

Verdi

Ernani

Sydney Opera House, 2 February—13 February

A medieval melodrama about a woman and the three men who love her, with Verdi’s signature rousing music.

Puccini

Tosca

Sydney Opera House, 22 February—13 March

In the midst of war, an ordinary woman finds the courage to do something extraordinary for love, in a thrilling story with some of opera’s most powerful music.

Bartók

Bluebeard's Castle

Sydney Opera House, 1 March—10 March

Bartók’s only opera is an astonishing achievement for a young composer. A large orchestra conjures up Bluebeard’s chilling castle. Dread and anticipation hang in the air as intense minor chords.

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.