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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Opera Australia and Mazda ‘Opera in the Domain’ is back again this summer

Mazda Opera Domain

If you’re not in Melbourne for the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl, then the Sydney version that is the Opera in the Domain is back with a vengeance and better than ever. A stellar line up of Australia’s finest opera singers and musical talents will gather under the stars on Saturday 13 January 2018 to perform […]

A day in the life of a modern Opera Australia diva: Stacey Alleaume

Merry Widow Opera Australia Stacey Alleaume

Stacey Alleaume is a soprano singer for Opera Australia whose tenure to-date has been more than impressive. Currently performing the role of Valencienne in the soon-to-come production by Opera Australia, The Merry Widow, she epitomises the modern day dive (not in the Mariah Carey or Naomi Campbell way) as she wows with her stunning vocals. Well-practised from […]

Mazda Opera in the Bowl hits a 10-year milestone on a high in Melbourne

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Since 2007, Opera Australia has dazzled and delighted over thirteen thousand music lovers, singers and opera-curious alike with the vocal talents and stylings of their cast and costume department in the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl. This year in 2017, it’s back again, taking over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to fill the Melbourne city skyline […]

‘The Magic Flute’ by Uni of Sydney is perfect for future opera singers

Sydney Conservatorium Music Con Opera Mozert Magic Flute Zauberflote Queen of the Night Pamina

Sure, it’s one thing to see some of the world’s greatest opera singers do their thing for the likes of Opera Australia, but what about the up-and-coming talent that you don’t see too often? Well, a lot of them come from the likes of Sydney’s prestigious Conservatorium of Music, are students and offer some of […]