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Opera Australia

2019 Season

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.

Take your pick of a hundred spectacular nights out.

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 La Bohème or the entertaining Opera Gala.


Madama Butterfly

28 Jun 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

Constrained, cocooned, caught in a moment of desire, Butterfly is incandescent. In her exotic embrace, Pinkerton finds paradise, then carelessly condemns his bride to purgatory.
Engaging Bold Moving

Anna Bolena

02 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

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.
Engaging Bold Moving

Great Opera Hits 2019

01 Jan 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.
Crowd pleaser Nostalgic Entertaining


15 Jul 2019 - 30 Jul 2019

He burst onto the international art scene, all golden curls and bravado. He was dynamic, damaged, a big idea and a bold brush. With the vivacious Wendy on his arm, Brett Whiteley was magnetic.
Engaging Bold Moving

In Concert: Andrea Chénier

08 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019

Andrea Chénier is in danger of losing his head. As France cowers under the Reign of Terror, the poet is falling madly, passionately in love.
Engaging Bold Moving
Musical Theatre

West Side Story

16 Aug 2019 - 06 Oct 2019

Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, experience this internationally celebrated production of West Side Story for a limited season only. Get tickets now.
Big moment Energising Nostalgic

The Marriage of Figaro

18 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

Mozart’s classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and between the witty, fast-moving libretto and the melodic, charming writing, it’s not hard to understand why.
Engaging Bold Moving

Il Viaggio a Reims

24 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

If Rossini made a showreel of his best work, it would sound like Il Viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims). The prolific composer was unabashedly showing off when he wrote this incredible work, destined to dazzle the aristocracy at the crowning of Charles X and then disappear forever. The simple plot is a marvellous excuse for a string of fantastic arias and impressive ensemble pieces.
Engaging Bold Moving
Classical Music

Bryn Terfel in Concert

Wed 6 Nov

When Bryn Terfel sings, everyone stops to listen. Whether he's singing show tunes, Mozart or Wagner, he sells out theatres. Find out why when the honey-voiced bass-baritone comes to Australia this November.
Sublime Entertaining Moving