Sydney Opera House, 31 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.
Sydney Opera House, 2 February-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.
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 music, hosted by Reuben Kaye. 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.
Great Opera Hits
Sydney Opera House, 19 February-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.
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.
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.
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.