Opera events in Australia

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour Editor's Pick

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Andrea Chénier in Concert Editor's Pick

Andrea Chénier in Concert

Giordano’s famous opera
Il Viaggio a Reims Editor's Pick

Il Viaggio a Reims

Rossini’s exultant opera
Ghost Sonata Editor's Pick

Ghost Sonata

Nothing is as it seems
Victorian Opera 2019 Subscriptions Editor's Pick

Victorian Opera 2019 Subscriptions

Expand your horizons with the eclectic 2019 Season
Madama Butterfly Editor's Pick

Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s sublime opera
Faust Editor's Pick


Grand opera at its very best
Whiteley Editor's Pick


Artist. Rebel. Icon.

"Even if you don't know (Elena Kats-Chernin's) name, you're bound to have heard her music, whether on the radio, online, at the Olympics or in the Sydney Opera House"


Così fan tutte Editor's Pick

Così fan tutte

Bittersweet romantic comedy

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

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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!

2019 Opera Australia Melbourne Subscriptions Editor's Pick

2019 Opera Australia Melbourne Subscriptions

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Turandot Editor's Pick


A fantasy opera of poetry and myth
Rigoletto Editor's Pick


This humdinger of an opera has everything
Parsifal Editor's Pick


Wagner’s ultimate masterpiece

From the prelude of Parsifal onwards, you will be mesmerised by music of sacred dimensions; a testament to the mystical power of harmony. Wagner traversed unknown territories of musical writing with his mythical odyssey, shaping an incomparable world that enthralled composers as diverse as Sibelius, Mahler and Debussy.

La Bohème Editor's Pick

La Bohème

A glittering production

Wozzeck Editor's Pick


Berg’s fascinating opera
Werther Editor's Pick


The ultimate Romantic opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Editor's Pick

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner's beloved comedy
Salome Editor's Pick


Desire has no limits
Two Weddings, One Bride Editor's Pick

Two Weddings, One Bride

New production
Anna Bolena Editor's Pick

Anna Bolena

Donizetti’s thrilling opera

Desire burns in the shadows, rage blazes in the light. Anne Boleyn won the king’s desire first, his love second, but only an heir could deliver his loyalty. In a court full of secrets and spies, the Tudor Queen’s time is running out. Donizetti’s opera rips the best bits from a bloody time in history to create a thrilling ride through the last days of Anne Boleyn’s marriage to King Henry VIII. Jealous courtiers and scheming royals have the queen caught fast in a tightening trap. And her lady-in-waiting is waiting indeed, consumed with guilt, to take her place on the throne. With ardent melodies, fiery singing and acrobatic coloratura, every minute of Anna Bolena is a masterclass in bel canto opera. It depends on a stellar soprano to throw herself into the role. Ermonela Jaho is that singer, “a fiery angel” (The Economist) renowned for offering her heart and soul up on stage. “Don’t even try to resist,” warns the Financial Times. This starry cast includes Ho-Yoon Chung as Lord Percy and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the ruthless, passionate king. From the creative team that brought you Aida comes the first of a new trilogy of Donizetti’s Tudor Queen operas. Davide Livermore directs a new production featuring stunning costumes and his signature high-tech sets.

The Marriage of Figaro Editor's Pick

The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s classic comedy
Alice Through the Opera Glass Editor's Pick

Alice Through the Opera Glass

Family Opera

Peer into the magic looking glass and come on a fantastical journey with Alice and the White Rabbit. Leave Wonderland behind and step into an alternative opera universe, a marvellous world for curious minds that will fascinate young and old alike.

A Little Night Music Editor's Pick

A Little Night Music

The most musical of musicals
The Barber of Serville Editor's Pick

The Barber of Serville

Rossini’s madcap farce

Prepare for an evening of huge laughs with Rossini’s most popular opera, which offers a delightful romp full of farcical frivolity. Featuring some of opera’s most recognisable music, this madcap masterpiece is a paean to impertinence that will make you beam with joy and grin with delight.

Heroic Bel Canto Editor's Pick

Heroic Bel Canto

Concert with Orchestra
The Selfish Giant Editor's Pick

The Selfish Giant

From an Oscar Wilde fairy tale