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Opera Australia

2018 Season

It's time to take your pick of a hundred spectacular nights out.

Whatever you choose, it's a reason to dress up a little, celebrate a little and do something special with someone special.

A night at the opera is something worth sharing.

Opera Australia's New Year's Eve
Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year 's Eve yet. Choose between two Opera Australia offerings: a full performance of The Merry Widow or the entertaining Opera Gala.

The Merry Widow

02 Jan 2018 - 03 Feb 2018

Sway, smile and swoon your way through Opera Australia’s delicious new production of The Merry Widow.
Made in Australia Electric Romantic


10 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018

With contemporary costumes, Bizet’s famous melodies and impressive sets, director John Bell creates a new take on opera’s favourite femme fatale.
Crowd pleaser Electric Sensual

The Nose

21 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018

This contemporary production from Barrie Kosky is a zany, hyperactive cabaret that follows a lowly official as he chases his gallivanting nose around town.
Ground breaking Eclectic Bold

Don Quichotte

16 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018

The knight no one needed is here to tilt at windmills and rescue damsels-in-not-so-much-distress.
Australian premiere Heart Warming Nostalgic

La Traviata

01 Mar 2018 - 27 Mar 2018

The world’s most popular opera brings lavish parties to life on stage: velvet dresses, rousing music and crowded sets, combined with passionate romance and tragic endings.
Internationally acclaimed Moving Romantic

La Boheme on Sydney Harbour

23 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018

Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story on the magnificent floating stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, the cultural event of the year. Harbour Opera Opera on the Harbour
Crowd pleaser Romantic Exhilarating

Lucia di Lammermoor

28 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

Passions run hot on the cold moors of Scotland, as Jessica Pratt makes her Sydney Opera House debut in the role that has made her a star abroad.
Sydney only Blood pumping Compelling


06 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

This is the opera with everything: royalty, loyalty, deformity, devotion, lust and revenge.
Australian Exclusive Moving Bold


18 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

This is the story of a love so strong it defies enemy lines; a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains; a story of betrayal.
International premiere Bold Sensory

The Turk in Italy

10 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018

From Italy’s greatest master of laughs comes this riotous comedy with a knockout score.
Made in Australia Laugh Out Loud Light Hearted
Musical Theatre


13 Sep 2018 - 02 Nov 2018

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena. Get tickets now.
Big moment Electric Energising