Opera events in Australia

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour Editor's Pick

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Great Opera Hits Editor's Pick

Great Opera Hits

With Australia's finest opera singers
2019 Opera Australia Sydney Subscriptions Editor's Pick

2019 Opera Australia Sydney Subscriptions

Build your season
2019 Opera Australia Melbourne Subscriptions Editor's Pick

2019 Opera Australia Melbourne Subscriptions

Build your season
La Bohème on New Year's Eve Editor's Pick

La Bohème on New Year's Eve

The most glamorous New Year ever
The Opera Gala On New Year's Eve Editor's Pick

The Opera Gala On New Year's Eve

The best New Years Eve of your life

The best New Years Eve of your life is waiting at the Sydney Opera House this summer. Step into 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. Put on some bling, kick up your heels and head out the door, leave the crowds behind as you stroll towards the sails. Enjoy drinks or a wonderful meal overlooking Sydney Harbour before you head inside to while away the hours until the festival of fire, watching the Gala Concert of opera hits. Then watch the fireworks the whole world wants to see from the best vantage point in Sydney—through the glass-fronted sails of the Sydney Opera House. We’ve done all the planning for you, so you can relax and enjoy the memories you’re making. There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year’s Eve, and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House – so go on, make this your most glamorous New Year ever!

A Night at the Opera with special guest Dame Edna Everage Editor's Pick

A Night at the Opera with special guest Dame Edna Everage

A memorable night out
Metamorphosis Editor's Pick

Metamorphosis

Morbidly fascinating theatre

Gregor is a broken man, exhausted by eternal work and an ungrateful family. Until one morning, he awakes, and is not a man at all. Kafka’s grotesque tragedy of a man turned insect is an engrossing story. Music adds an edgy intensity: Metamorphosis as opera is riveting, shattering, morbidly fascinating theatre. Brian Howard’s score is percussive, inventive and courageous. Twelve musicians and six singers ratchet up the horror and pathos of this work: a story of social alienation in a modern, inhuman world. Director Tama Matheson and designer Mark Thompson focus their creative talents on an unusual stage. This chamber opera will take place in the Opera Australia scenery workshop — that magical space where castles, tombs and salons rise from piles of plywood. This season, it becomes a performance space, where a talented cast perform this contemporary piece. Simon Lobelson performs the demanding role of Gregor and Paul Fitzsimon conducts.

La Bohème Editor's Pick

La Bohème

A glittering production
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Editor's Pick

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner's beloved comedy
Lorelei Editor's Pick

Lorelei

Their hypnotic music is to die to for
Pelleas and Melisande Editor's Pick

Pelleas and Melisande

A love too great for this world