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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 11 February—27 December

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

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sunday, 27 october
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thursday, 26 december
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friday, 27 december
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sunday, 22 march
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tuesday, 24 march
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friday, 27 march
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Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment present the BB Group production of

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 20 August—6 October

Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story  is unquestioned. Bernstein’s world-famous score features unforgettable songs including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, that have been universally adored for generations; proving this iconic dance musical remains one of the most poignant stage works of the twentieth century.

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tuesday, 20 august
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wednesday, 21 august
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wednesday, 21 august
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thursday, 22 august
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friday, 23 august
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saturday, 24 august
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saturday, 24 august
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sunday, 25 august
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tuesday, 27 august
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wednesday, 28 august
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thursday, 29 august
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friday, 30 august
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saturday, 31 august
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saturday, 31 august
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sunday, 1 september
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tuesday, 3 september
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tuesday, 10 september
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wednesday, 11 september
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sunday, 15 september
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tuesday, 17 september
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wednesday, 18 september
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friday, 20 september
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saturday, 21 september
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saturday, 21 september
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sunday, 22 september
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tuesday, 24 september
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wednesday, 25 september
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thursday, 26 september
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friday, 27 september
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saturday, 28 september
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sunday, 29 september
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tuesday, 1 october
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wednesday, 2 october
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saturday, 5 october
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sunday, 6 october
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Concert Performance

City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 25 August

An evening of Vivaldi, Hasse, Porpora and more with ECHO Classic Award winner Valer Sabadus. Pinchgut is proud to be bringing one of the world's top countertenors to Australia for the first time.

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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
sunday, 25 august
5:00 PM
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Joan Sutherland Studio, The Opera Centre, Sydney, 26 August—16 September

Join us at The Opera Centre for this series of intimate recitals curated by Jun Yi Ma, Concertmaster and Director of the Opera Australia Orchestra, and pianist, Siro Battaglin.

Monday 26 August at 7pm — Under an Azure Sky
Slip into a Mediterranean dream with a sublime program of poignant pieces and dreamy ensemble works, including Ravel's ethereal Introduction and Allegro, and Turnia's Las musas de Andalucía.

Monday 16 September at 7pm — Salon Diversions: Exquisite and Eccentric
Hear William Walton and Edith Sitwell's Façade — an Entertainment, a piece that scandalised the 1920s literary set, alongside Zemlinksy's Piano Trio Op.3 and Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds.

 

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monday, 26 august
7:00 PM
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monday, 16 september
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Reimann

Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre, Dawson St, Surry Hills, 11—14 September

The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre , 25—28 September

Aribert Reimann’s 1984 opera is a haunting and evocative chamber work, exploring Strindberg’s moody text with complex rhythms and other-worldly tones. Director Greg Eldridge creates a chilling picture of Strindberg’s Stockholm in this new staging in the Opera Australia Scenery Workshop.

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Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre, Dawson St, Surry Hills
wednesday, 11 september
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thursday, 12 september
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friday, 13 september
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saturday, 14 september
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wednesday, 25 september
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thursday, 26 september
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friday, 27 september
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saturday, 28 september
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Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment present the BB Group production of

Canberra Theatre, 10—27 October

Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story  is unquestioned. Bernstein’s world-famous score features unforgettable songs including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, that have been universally adored for generations; proving this iconic dance musical remains one of the most poignant stage works of the twentieth century.

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thursday, 10 october
7:30 PM
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friday, 11 october
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sunday, 13 october
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sunday, 13 october
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tuesday, 15 october
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wednesday, 16 october
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thursday, 17 october
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friday, 18 october
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saturday, 19 october
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saturday, 19 october
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sunday, 20 october
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sunday, 20 october
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tuesday, 22 october
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wednesday, 23 october
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thursday, 24 october
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friday, 25 october
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saturday, 26 october
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saturday, 26 october
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sunday, 27 october
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sunday, 27 october
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Mozart

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 18 October—2 November

Mozart’s classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and between the witty, fast-moving libretto and the melodic, charming writing, it’s not hard to understand why.

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friday, 18 october
7:00 PM
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monday, 21 october
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tuesday, 22 october
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saturday, 26 october
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tuesday, 29 october
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thursday, 31 october
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friday, 1 november
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saturday, 2 november
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Rossini

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 24 October—2 November

If Rossini made a showreel of his best work, it would sound like Il Viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims). In Damiano Michieletto’s playful take, the eccentric cast of characters find themselves in a gallery filled with the master works of art history. It’s a surreal world, where artworks step out of the frame and come to life the moment the lights go out.

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thursday, 24 october
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saturday, 26 october
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monday, 28 october
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wednesday, 30 october
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saturday, 2 november
12:00 PM
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Opera Australia presents

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 6 November

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, 10 November

When Bryn Terfel sings, everyone stops to listen. The superstar Welshman performs some of his favourite songs across many genres, with the backing of a magnificent orchestra. Once you’ve heard his interpretations, they’ll be your favourites too.

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wednesday, 6 november
8:00 PM
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sunday, 10 november
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Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and more

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, 7—10 November

All of your favourite operetta waltzes, polkas and songs by Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and Kálmán come together in this raucous musical comedy created by Robert Andrew Greene after some of the biggest names in operetta. Some of Australia’s hottest young talents join musical theatre stalwarts John Bolton Wood and Geraldine Turner in this frivolous farce.

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thursday, 7 november
7:30 PM
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friday, 8 november
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saturday, 9 november
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saturday, 9 november
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sunday, 10 november
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Puccini

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 19 November—6 December

Turandot is a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. ‘Nessun dorma’ is just one of its magnificent moments. Renowned conductor Christian Badea returns to Australia to conduct a thrilling cast: Lise Lindstrom as the ice princess, Walter Fraccaro as the man determined to win her heart and Karah Son as his devoted servant, Liù.

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tuesday, 19 november
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thursday, 21 november
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saturday, 23 november
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tuesday, 26 november
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thursday, 28 november
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saturday, 30 november
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monday, 2 december
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wednesday, 4 december
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friday, 6 december
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Gounod

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 27 November—7 December

Faust intends to win his heart’s desires, even if it costs him his soul. Led into temptation by the charming Méphistophélès, the ageing academic swaps moral restraint for a salacious journey through life’s earthly pleasures. But as the lives around him start to unravel, the devil, it seems, is in the detail. French maestro Guillaume Tourniaire leads an exciting cast. Saimir Pirgu sings the title role with the impossibly young Kazakh soprano, Maria Mudryak, as Marguerite. Teddy Tahu Rhodes is dazzling as Méphistophélès.

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wednesday, 27 november
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friday, 29 november
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tuesday, 3 december
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thursday, 5 december
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saturday, 7 december
12:30 PM
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Vivaldi

City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 4—10 December

Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue and the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. A rarely performed gem, it was one of Vivaldi's most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation. Pinchgut Opera has assembled some of the world's finest voices to bring these characters to life and showcase Vivaldi's thrilling tunes.

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wednesday, 4 december
7:00 PM
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thursday, 5 december
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saturday, 7 december
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sunday, 8 december
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tuesday, 10 december
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Puccini

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 31 December

Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House, then settle back for an evening with Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello and Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème.

The way that first love grabs hold of your insides and floods you with something you've never felt before. The fire that burns you the first time jealousy flares. The growing up you do in the instant you realise love can't last forever. Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstacy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.

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tuesday, 31 december
7:45 PM
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Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 31 December

Step into the the Sydney Opera House's magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, with Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks at interval.

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tuesday, 31 december
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Puccini

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 2—30 January

The way first love grabs hold and floods you with something you’ve never felt before. The fire that burns the first time jealousy flares. The growing up you do in the instant that you realise love can’t last forever. Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss. Gale Edwards’ glittering production is set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s bohemian Berlin.

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thursday, 2 january
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thursday, 30 january
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Bizet

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 11 January—26 March

This vibrant production of Bizet's opera features glamorous girls and bull­fighting boys in eye-popping colours. There are smugglers in suits, parades and punches, lust and loathing aplenty. Irresistible Spanish tunes include the famous Toreador Song and flirty Habanera. Underneath those infectious rhythms, the dark undercurrent of fate pulses. Carmen knows she's dancing with death.

John Bell's production is a bold look at the intense relationships at the heart of Bizet's famous opera. It hones in on the wild love that promises freedom, while binding the lovers in an unbreakable web of fate.

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saturday, 11 january
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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
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friday, 20 march
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monday, 23 march
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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
thursday, 26 march
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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, 27 March—26 April

Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Everyone wants to be near her. Could a little love change everything?

Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance. A giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is “the ultimate Sydney experience” (Yahoo! Travel).

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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
friday, 27 march
7:30 PM
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
saturday, 28 march
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
sunday, 29 march
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tuesday, 31 march
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
wednesday, 1 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
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saturday, 4 april
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sunday, 5 april
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tuesday, 7 april
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wednesday, 8 april
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thursday, 9 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
saturday, 11 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
sunday, 12 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
tuesday, 14 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
wednesday, 15 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
thursday, 16 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
friday, 17 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
saturday, 18 april
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sunday, 19 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
tuesday, 21 april
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wednesday, 22 april
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thursday, 23 april
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friday, 24 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
saturday, 25 april
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Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
sunday, 26 april
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Monteverdi & Gabrieli

The Great Hall, University of Sydney, 26—26 April

The rich and sonorous sound world created for the splendour of St Mark's in Venice comes to Sydney. Shining music for voices and brass, as glorious as the gold mosaics of St Mark’s Basilica. Immerse yourself in the transcendent beauty of Allegri's sublime Miserere and the rich resonances of Renaissance masters Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Gabrieli: the original surround sound.

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The Great Hall, University of Sydney
sunday, 26 april
1:00 PM
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The Great Hall, University of Sydney
sunday, 26 april
5:00 PM
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Charpentier

City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 18—23 June

Médée’s passion for Jason turns to murderous fury when he shifts his attention to a younger woman. Is there anything she won’t do to get her revenge? Charpentier’s sensual lyricism and dramatic insight take us deep inside the mind and heart of this terrifying woman who refuses to be a victim – even at the cost of her own flesh and blood. 

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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
thursday, 18 june
7:00 PM
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
saturday, 20 june
2:00 PM
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
sunday, 21 june
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
tuesday, 23 june
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 12—13 September

Melbourne Recital Centre, 11 September

Music fit for royalty: Charpentier’s majestic Te Deum was written in honour of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and its grandeur and elegance reflect the magnificence of his palace at Versailles. Across the Channel, written just one year later, Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art celebrates the birthday of Queen Mary with music of sheer delight

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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
saturday, 12 september
5:00 PM
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
sunday, 13 september
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Melbourne Recital Centre
friday, 11 september
7:00 PM
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Wagner

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 10—28 November

In the space of a single, majestic, two-and-a-half hour musical span, Wagner immerses you in a mysterious, primordial world of scheming gods, misshapen dwarfs, alluring maidens and fearsome monsters. The Ring Cycle is sold as a four-opera cycle only. 

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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
tuesday, 10 november
7:00 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
thursday, 19 november
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
saturday, 28 november
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Wagner

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 12 November—1 December

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’. The Ring Cycle is sold as a four-opera cycle only. 

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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
thursday, 12 november
5:00 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
saturday, 21 november
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
tuesday, 1 december
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Wagner

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 14 November—3 December

The Ring Cycle’s third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a single figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinde into the greatest hero of the age. The Ring Cycle is sold as a four-opera cycle only. 

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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
saturday, 14 november
1:00 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
tuesday, 24 november
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
thursday, 3 december
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Wagner

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 16 November—5 December

The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung’s tale of treachery and destruction. All seems lost after love is betrayed by naked ambition and villains outsmart heroes. The Ring Cycle is sold as a four-opera cycle only.

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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
monday, 16 november
4:00 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
thursday, 26 november
4:00 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
saturday, 5 december
1:00 PM
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Opera Australia and Opera Queensland present

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 17 November—4 December

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.

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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
tuesday, 17 november
7:30 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
friday, 20 november
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
wednesday, 25 november
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
saturday, 28 november
12:30 PM
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
monday, 30 november
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
wednesday, 2 december
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Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
friday, 4 december
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Handel

City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 3—9 December

In this magical tale of chivalry and cunning, the knight Rinaldo battles the scheming sorceress Armida to rescue his beloved Almirena. This was the first Italian opera ever written for the London stage, and it catapulted the young Handel to fame and fortune with its brilliant display of arias, duets and orchestral effects, by turns ravishing and thrilling.

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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
thursday, 3 december
7:00 PM
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
saturday, 5 december
2:00 PM
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sunday, 6 december
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City Recital Hall, Angel Place
tuesday, 8 december
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wednesday, 9 december
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