Opera Australia’s 2018 season is a celebration of wonderful operas, extraordinary artists, great productions and a journey into the romantic world of some of the greatest composers and writers in the history of Western civilisation.
We’re hosting some of the most outstanding international artists of the past fifty years. Leo Nucci and Ferruccio Furlanetto bring their celebrated interpretations of Rigoletto and Don Quichotte to Australia for the first time.
You’ll also hear superb Australian artists who are enjoying stellar international careers.
Nicole Car sings Violetta in La Traviata for the very first time and Jessica Pratt performs her signature role, Lucia Di Lammermoor, alongside Michael Fabiano.
Danielle De Niese makes a welcome debut at the Sydney Opera House singing the title role in a new production of The Merry Widow.
Barrie Kosky returns to stage his spectacular production of The Nose.
Paolo Bordogna and Stacey Alleaume’s extraordinary vocal and comic gifts will bring the house down in The Turk in Italy.
A new production of Aida features three casts of some of the finest singers in the world. Amber Wagner, Yonghoon Lee, Riccardo Massi, Diego Torre and the rising Australian soprano, Natalie Aroyan, all perform during the season.
Outstanding international conductors Renato Palumbo, Andrea Battistoni, Guillaume Tourniaire, Andrea Molino, Carlo Montanaro and Andrea Licata are a cause for celebration and are featured throughout the year.