Find out what really goes on behind the curtains at the opera this March

La Traviata 2018 Opera Australia room

Just what exactly does go on behind the curtain on stage of one of the world’s largest and most successful opera companies, Opera Australia? It’s a mystery… Until now. For only the second time in the company’s 62-year history, Opera Australia is leaving the curtain open during the genuinely incredible four-minute scene change between scenes 1 and […]

Stacey Alleaume as Micaela in Carmen by Opera Australia really shines

Stacey Alleaume Opera Australia Carmen Micaela

In a tale as old as time lies a lot of darkness. But there are almost none quite as dark as that of Carmen by composer Georges Bizet, which is on at the Sydney Opera House at the moment, by Opera Australia. Telling the tale of a fiery bohemian gypsy woman who finds herself caught in […]

Drag Queen Felicity Frockaccino on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018

Felicity Frockaccino drag queen 1

Sydney is known for three things: its beaches, its renowned Mardi Gras and its dazzling drag queens. Felicity Frockaccino is one such drag artist of many a year whose personality and persistence in the game has led her to a special spot in the hearts of many and the rabid competition of international pop singer, […]

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is back this March with La Bohème

One of Opera Australia‘s – and everyone else’s – favourites are back this March at the world renowned stage that is Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Turning out some flooringly good performances in the past like Turandot, Aida and Carmen last year, the March performance of La Boheme will be no exception to the stunning capacity of what Opera […]

RuPaul just met her match this Sydney Mardi Gras season: Deliveroo’s ROO-Paul

Deliveroo RooPaul Coco Jumbo

The campest queen around, RuPaul may have just gotten her wig snatched this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras by one local girl who’s putting her name on a different sort of crown; made of doughnuts! Sydney local drag artist Coco Jumbo and delivery rider Paul from food delivery service, Deliveroo, will be smashing out […]

La Traviata by Opera Australia is coming to Sydney with sweetheart soprano Nicole Car

La Traviata Opera Australia

Opera Australia is bringing back an old favourite for the summer season of 2018 – La Traviata.  The favourite tale made even more renowned by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman will take to the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage in March, boasting the return of favourite soprano, Nicole Car in the title role. Also starring other […]

Cos has a new art collaboration with artist Phillip K. Smith III

Cos Phillip K Smith

Cos is know for its minimal use of colour, simple shapes and easy-to-pair principles and this year, are working on something new. The London-based fashion brand Cos will present a large-scale sculptural installation by American artist Phillip K. Smith III, marking Cos’ seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and its first collaboration with Smith. […]

Priscilla Queen of the Desert will make your life worth living in Melbourne


It’s a hoot! It’s a romp! It’s a glam, camp spectacle! Priscilla Queen of the Desert has landed back in Melbourne and has very quickly become one of the must see musicals of the season. Not only is the stellar cast incredible, but the sets, the costumes, and the orchestra are delivering a fantastic new […]

Why the Mazda Opera in the Domain Sydney is the ideal night out


There aren’t many version of stage performance in Australia or the world for that matter that combines everything that’s good about music and puts it all into one. That is except for the Mazda Opera in the Domain in Sydney, a stellar showcase of not only the skill of Opera Australia‘s wide and varied talent, […]

Carmen by Opera Australia is coming back to Sydney

Opera Australia Carmen

The red of her dress; the sauciness of her walk; the sexuality of her song; Carmen is coming back to Sydney and she’s about to set the stage on fire. If last year’s production of John Bell’s Carmen by Opera Australia wasn’t enough to kick start your everything, then maybe this year will do it. MORE: See […]

Broadway in Sydney: Opera Australia’s ‘The Merry Widow’, showing now

Merry Widow Opera cancan

It was late last year that Melbourne soprano superstar Danielle de Niese made her triumphant return to the Melbourne Arts Centre stage in the debut of the new Graeme Murphy production of The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) by Opera Australia. By Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in the early 1900s, the piece has been reimagined in a Broadway-come-Gatsby […]

What to know about Opera Australia’s The Merry Widow before opening night

New Year, new line-up and Opera Australia is not set to disappoint this summer season in 2018. First cab off the rank this year is the latest production, The Merry Widow, exploring the story of the tiny state of Pontevedro, which is bankrupt. Their only hope of financial salvation lies in Hanna, a beautiful widow who inherited […]