Sydney

Cinderella

Sydney Lyric Theatre, 23 October-8 January

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!

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

25 November-18 December

Sydney’s new outdoor summer spectacular. Experience a live performance like no other in one of Sydney’s most stunning locations.

New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, 31 December

Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House, then settle back for an evening of opera’s most beautiful music, at the Opera Gala Concert. Make this your most glamorous New Year ever.

Great Opera Hits

Sydney Opera House, 1 January-17 March

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

Don Giovanni

Sydney Opera House, 5 January-17 February

The serial seducer is on the loose again. See Mozart’s hit opera in this dark and gothic production by David McVicar. Don is mad, he’s bad, he’s dangerous but, damn him to hell, his serenades are just divine.

La Bohème

Sydney Opera House, 12 January-11 March

Glitzy sets, big emotions and stirring music fill the stage in this romantic classic. This much-loved production, set in the bohemian streets of 1930s Berlin, plays its final season. Expose your soul to the feelings that only music can express.

Chorus!

Sydney Opera House, 4 February-10 March

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.

Opera Up Late

Sydney Opera House, 18 February-23 February

Celebrate Sydney WorldPride with a night of queer romance, drag and the world’s favourite opera music. Join us as we throw open the doors to the Sydney Opera House for a wild journey through opera’s highest notes and mysterious underworld. This is no ordinary night at the opera.

Adriana Lecouvreur

Sydney Opera House, 20 February-7 March

The story of a real-life celebrity scandal set to heart-racing music and performed by a star-filled cast. See the Australian premiere of this collaboration with international opera house.

Roberto Devereux in Concert

Sydney Opera House, 16 March-18 March

Elizabeth I has to choose between her country and her heart in this intimate royal drama. Donizetti’s Tudor queens return with these concert performances of Roberto Devereux, two nights only.

Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

Mrs Macquaries Point, 24 March-23 April

Fireworks light up the sky every night. A giant moon and rising sun float in the harbour. The music sparkles with joy and heartache. Don’t miss “one of the most spectacular outdoor operas ever staged anywhere” (Time Out).

Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert

City Recital Hall, 27 April

With a voice that speaks volumes in every note, hear Ferruccio Furlanetto traverses the emotional landscape of Brahms and Rachmaninov, and performs beloved bass arias from operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Don Carlo.

Rigoletto

Sydney Opera House, 13 June-26 June

Elijah Moshinsky’s much-loved production of Rigoletto returns to the stage of Sydney Opera House, complete with its glamorous La Dolce Vita-inspired sets and costumes, and scene-stealing car. The revolving dollhouse style set gives a cinematic detail to each scene.

Aida

Sydney Opera House, 19 June-21 July

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.

The Tales of Hoffmann

Sydney Opera House, 11 July-22 July

Hoffman is tipsy and in the mood for storytelling. Offenbach’s last and greatest work is an intoxicating mix of emotion and dazzling music, including the famous, fiendishly difficult ‘Doll Song’, starring Australian Soprano, Jessica Pratt.

Mad Scenes with Jessica Pratt

Sydney Opera House, 3 August

Soar on the wings of madness with Australian soprano Jessica Pratt, in an unforgettable homecoming concert, featuring some of the most dramatic and impressive moments in opera. One night only.

La Gioconda in Concert

Sydney Opera House, 9 August-12 August

Joined by a star studded line up, famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns to Australia and makes his role debut in this darkly beautiful and rarely heard opera.