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 […]

Madama Butterfly by Opera Australia is flying away after 20 years

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly Capitol Theatre Sydney set

It was 20 years ago that Moffatt Oxenbould directed Opera Australia’s since two decade-long production that is Madama Butterfly. The production has lived on between cities, bringing the joy of the Madama to audiences around Australia but now after a fair stint, Opera Australia is retiring the production, giving the Butterfly one last flutter before […]

Opera Australia is selling Halloween costumes for as little as $2

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

Halloween is here in 19 days, so now’s about the time you hit the ‘panic’ button. That’s why Opera Australia has decided to be basically everyone’s saviour this year by putting on a sale to end all sales as they empty out their MASSIVE warehouse. The thing with Opera Australia is that every costume they’ll […]

The Merry Widow operetta is coming to the Melbourne Arts Centre in November

Opera Australia Merry Widow

If operettas (little operas) are more your thing than full-blown three-hour productions, then The Merry Widow might be right up your alley. Especially flown in for it, Melbourne-born international opera star Danielle de Niese will make a return to home to perform in her first opera in Australia. MORE: It’s been a decade since the […]

Ferruccio Furlanetto & Igor Tchetuev in recital with Opera Australia

Feruccio Furlanetto Opera Australia recital

World renowned baritone, Italian Ferruccio Furlanetto flew in to Sydney recently to make an appearance on the stage of the Sydney Recital Hall that was more than well-received. For an hour and twenty minutes, he and pianist, Ukrainian Igor Tchetuev performed in a recital after Furlanetto wound-up his acclaimed performances as King Philip II in Don Carlos to give […]

It’s been 10 years since the saddest day for opera

Luciano Pavarotti At Poplar Creek

Back in 1983, Dame Joan Sutherland – after who the Sydney Opera House’s largest theatre is named – and the world’s most famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti joined forces to bring crowd to tears. Some 27 years before, Opera Australia was founded to occupy the Sydney Opera House and take-on the world’s operatic stage. It’s been […]

Why 2018 will be Opera Australia’s most creatively-charged year yet

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F fireworks

The last few months posed a challenge – albeit exciting – for Opera Australia. Why? They went without their coveted Joan Sutherland Theatre in the illustrious Sydney Opera House and it was a whole new challenge. RELATED: The saddest thing to happen to opera since 2015 However, despite that 2018 is proving to be a […]

The most stunning costumes from Aida on the beach by Opera Australia

Coming soon to the beaches of the Coolangatta Beach in Queensland, Opera Australia will put on Aida by Verdi, the timeless tale of a Nubian princess. In advance of the premiere on September 21 running til the 30th, here’s where you can have a listen to the overture and a peek at some of the […]

Madama Butterfly is flying away and it’s sad

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly 1

Madama Butterfly, one of the easiest operas to watch for the newcomer and one of the most classic love stories of all time by Puccini is fluttering away. Director Moffatt Oxenbould’s magnificent production is being a last hurrah with a final two-week season at the Capitol Theatre in October. Premiering in 1997 this production of […]

The greatest thing to happen to Opera since the Sydney Opera House

Melbourne Arts Centre Opera

If there’s one thing you need to add to your bucket list is to see the opera. Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter when, but with technology being as awesome as it is these days, none of that really matters and the Victorian Opera is all about proving it. The company is the first in Australia […]

International opera stars to perform in unique Canberra gala

State Opera House of Saarbrucken Canberra

For the first time in Canberra, six international guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany will perform an exquisite repertoire with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra on 8 July only. This extraordinary international artistic collaboration between Australia and Germany promises to be an epic concert event. The Gala features world-class opera stars […]