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Season Overview
SEASON
Company Overview

Season Overview

Opening 26 June, Verdi’s dark tale Rigoletto, glitters with passion and suspense in a glamorous new production with an all-star cast.

Three outstanding singers go head-to-head in a bold production of Verdi’s Otello, based on the Shakespeare play. Direct from triumphs at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and La Scala Milan, New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill is Otello.

The serial seducer is on the loose again in a new production of Don Giovanni from the greatest opera director of his generation, Sir David McVicar. Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ Don is mad, he’s bad, he’s dangerous but, damn him to hell, his serenades are just divine.

Italian opera meets the Australian outback in this much-loved production of The Elixir of Love, Donizetti’s tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve tale of a shy boy and a bold girl directed by Simon Phillips.

Opera Australia and John Frost bring the now legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I back home for its first-ever season at the Sydney Opera House.

The most exciting tenor in the world today, Jonas Kaufmann, appears in concert in August.

Company Overview

Opera Australia is Australia’s national opera company, presenting more than 700 performances and playing to more than half a million people each year.

Opera is a vital part of Australia’s cultural landscape. We perform the world’s best loved operas under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and at Arts Centre Melbourne, as well as in school halls and outback towns, on Sydney Harbour and the Gold Coast beach. Our performances are broadcast in cinemas, on national television and ABC radio. We also present lavish musicals and concerts around the country.

We bring exciting international talent to the Australian stage, and support the careers of hundreds of Australian singers, musicians and artisans. 

We would like to share our love of this wonderful artform with you. Visit us at
Opera Australia. 

SEASON

Rigoletto
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 26 Jun - 24 Aug
Otello
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 05 Jul - 02 Aug
Don Giovanni
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 25 Jul - 30 Aug
Jonas Kaufmann
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 10 Aug
The Elixir Of Love
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 11 Aug - 31 Aug
Rodgers and Hammerstein The King and I
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 07 Sep - 01 Nov
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