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Opera Australia

2021 Winter Season

Fearless heroes. Calculating villains. Passionate lovers.

Meet them all on stage in your winter of opera: a season packed with sensational music, larger-than-life characters and superhuman voices.

Opera Australia are building an exciting new production of The Tales of Hoffmann, featuring one of Australian opera’s greatest exports, superstar soprano Jessica Pratt singing all of the female leads. Verdi’s incomparable Otello returns in a timeless, monumental production.

Don't miss the radiant production of crowd favourite Aida, with its stunning digital immersive design. Plus, see the “blockbuster spectacle” Attila, complete with horses, video projections and awe-inspiring sets.



22 Jun 2021 - 13 Aug 2021

This is a story of a love so strong it defies enemy lines. This is a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains. This is a story of betrayal.


29 Jun 2021 - 17 Jul 2021

Attila, one of the great revenge operas of the 19th century, returns after a brief Sydney season in 2020.

Great Opera Hits

11 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021

Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.


16 Jul 2021 - 29 Jul 2021

Verdi takes the best bits of one of Shakespeare’s most famous works to create a taut, vivid romantic tragedy.

The Tales of Hoffmann

02 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021

Homegrown superstar soprano Jessica Pratt returns to Australia to sing all the female leads in The Tales of Hoffman, including the famous, fiendishly difficult ‘Doll Song’.