Opera Australia’s 2019 program is a big season of new works, rare works, exciting collaborations and new productions of operas loved all over the world.
Explore a season full of highlights, including a haunting Wozzeck from contemporary artist William Kentridge and a playful showcase of virtuosic voices in the Australian premiere of Il Viaggio a Reims.
Experience a brand new opera from one of Australia’s most celebrated composers, Elena Kats-Chernin, that explores the life and art of Australian icon, Brett Whiteley. Or try a classic like La Bohème, Turandot, or The Marriage of Figaro.
In winter, dive into a new world of digital sets with a new production Madama Butterfly from Graeme Murphy and Donizetti’s Tudor masterpiece, Anna Bolena.
Jonas Kaufmann is returns to sing the captivating music of Andrea Chénier in concert. He’s just one of a number of stars coming back to Australia because they love to perform here. Michael Fabiano makes his debut as the title character in the ultimate Romantic opera, Werther. Lise Lindstrom makes a thrilling Salome.
Next year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will be Leonard Bernstein’s legendary West Side Story. Opera Australia will also be performing another production of West Side Story inside the Sydney Opera House.