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Opera Australia

2021 Season

Extraordinary love. Extraordinary bravery. Extraordinary music. 

It’s finally time to dress up again. Head out to the theatre and feel the buzz. Lean forward as the curtain rises…

Opera Australia can’t wait to welcome you safely back to the theatre to enjoy a night out. We’ve got opera to make you laugh, weep and wonder.

We’re bringing back the spectacular crowd favourite, Tosca. And because we could all use a bit of froth, you can enjoy the dazzling delight of The Merry Widow.

For the first time ever, we’re performing Bartók’s short, sharp thriller Bluebeard’s Castle. You can see a new production of Verdi’s rare opera Ernani from the grand stage of La Scala.


The Merry Widow

05 Jan 2021 - 16 Jan 2021

A frothy comedy, bubbling over with memorable tunes, elegant dance numbers, and realistic, likeable characters.


22 Feb 2021 - 13 Mar 2021

In the midst of war, an ordinary woman finds the courage to do something extraordinary for love, in a thrilling story with some of opera's most powerful music.


02 Feb 2021 - 13 Feb 2021

This opera has intrigue, disguise, betrayal and adventure, like all the best medieval tales. Love can triumph over almost anything, but in this story with a surprising ending, honour has the final say.

Bluebeard's Castle

01 Mar 2021 - 10 Mar 2021

Bartók’s only opera is an astonishing achievement for a young composer. A large orchestra conjures up Bluebeard’s chilling castle. Dread and anticipation hang in the air as intense, anguished chords. Each door takes shape in the music.

Great Opera Hits

03 Jan 2021 - 03 Mar 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.