Madama Butterfly

Sydney Opera House, 29 June-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.

La Traviata

Sydney Opera House, 5 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.

Il Trovatore

Sydney Opera House, 15 July-30 July

An opera of emotional extremes, Verdi’s Il Trovatore is a burning tale of gypsies, 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?


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.

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.