Arts Centre Melbourne, 4 May-28 May
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.
Arts Centre Melbourne, 14 May-24 May
In this romance of mythical proportions, our Knight of the Swan rescues his damsel asking only one thing in return… She must never ask his name. Wagner’s score soars along shimmering strings and his enormous choruses seem voiced by a thousand angels.
Arts Centre Melbourne, 25 May-27 May
Dance with the devil in this garden of demonic delights. Find out what makes Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto one of the greatest voices of all time as he delivers this rare concert rendition of Mefistofele with the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra celebrating both the sacred and profane.
Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert
Melbourne Recital Centre, 1 June
Discover what makes Ferruccio Furlanetto one of the world’s most sought after singers in this one-night-only recital. With a voice that speaks volumes in every note, he traverses the emotional landscape of Brahms, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov before filling Melbourne Recital Centre with beloved bass arias from famous operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Don Carlo.
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?