Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour
Mrs Macquaries Point, 31 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.
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.
Sydney Opera House, 17 August-13 October
Direct from the West End and Broadway, experience this epic love story of passion and tragedy at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s award-winning musical Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical experiences of our time.