The rarest moment in Australian Opera

King Roger Opera Australia THE F

It’s really not often you hear an opera in Polish, especially in Australia, but Opera Australia took it upon themselves this season to produce just that. King Roger is the Polish language masterpiece written in 1926 by Karol Szymanowski that takes-on many points of contention for many people, regardless of what you think about opera. The […]

Exciting news for the most famous opera by Opera Australia: $2 tickets!

To celebrate Opera Australia‘s 200th performance of the most performed opera in the world, La Traviata, they are offering 200 tickets for sale for a mere 200 cents (that’s $2, if you don’t know). Get excited! Verdi’s La Traviata has continued to attract huge audiences since it was written in 1852 and this season Opera Australia will kick […]

What makes Opera Australia’s latest double-production so impressive

Dragana Radakovic as Santuzza, Diego Torre as Turiddu, Dominica Matthews as Mamma Lucia and the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia's production of Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci.

It’s not often two internationally-acclaimed operatic numbers are performed side-by-side, but when they are; it’s something of a marvel. Take Opera Australia’s latest incarnations of the Italian Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci operas and you get just that: a stirring musical rendition, worthy of not only a special place in your memory, but a moment in history that doesn’t come ’round […]

Handa Opera’s newest production is coming to Sydney!

Turandot Handa Opera Sydney Harbour review, THE F 1

We all know Australian opera by Opera Australia is amongst the best in the world. Couple that with the award-winning and renowned home of it, the Sydney Opera House and you know it can’t get much better. Until it does. Atop a flotilla on the world famous Sydney Harbour itself, Handa Opera takes centre stage […]

The many incredible reasons you need to see ‘The Ring Cycle’ by Opera Australia

A mounting sense of excitement and nerves gripped as I assumed my seat in the Arts Centre Melbourne. This was to be my first time at the Opera and I’d been granted the good fortune to start my journey with Wagner’s 16-hour epic. So I braced myself for what was surely going to be a […]

Mazda Opera in the Bowl, Melbourne

There’s nothing that gets more stirring than a gigantic production that brings together so many of the world’s most renowned arias in one place. And offers it to the heaving audience for free. Each year, Mazda teams-up with Opera Australia to put on the Mazda Opera in the Bowl at Melbourne’s huge outdoor music and concert venue, the […]

A Chat with Opera Australia’s Mazda Opera in the Bowl Soprano Lorina Gore

Each year, Opera Australia teams-up with Mazda and produces some seriously epic outdoor operatic performances in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne and The Domain in Sydney. They’re musts! See more about what’s in store here. During them, they perform and arrangement of some of the world’s most famous arias that’s enough to stir […]

Sydney; The Eighth Wonder Of The World

Performances on repeat, the world over are normally something reserved for the most timeless and internationally acclaimed of opera around the world like Carmen, Turandot and La Boheme. But turn the focus ever so slightly to what is our international acclaimed backyard and you’ll find that’s to the case. Opera Australia‘s third iteration of the […]

World First Coming To Sydney On The Steps Of The Sydney Opera House

Opera Australia is turning out all sorts of magic for the next season of performances!

Exciting New Changes For Opera Australia’s 2017 Season

Opera Australia knows how to put on an impressive performance. No holds are barred from their repertoire of many of the world’s most renowned and enjoyed operatic performances on rote. From costumes to sets, cast and skill pool, the line-up of Opera Australia over the past 60 years has been stellar and attracted enough attention in […]

Why Simon Boccanegra By Opera Australia Is The One Opera You Can’t Go Past

There’s a bit of a stigma about Simon Boccanegra, the opera written by Giuseppe Verdi in 1857, which if you haven’t previously seen the performance, puts it in bad stead in your mind before you even sit down. Why? It was described as ‘cold, monotonous and a fiasco’ Verdi himself and is often attributed as […]

All Women Are The Same, According To Mozart!

If there’s one thing to note about Mozart’s opera, Cosi Fan Tutte is that the fact it even plays in this day and age is really quite interesting. MORE: Meet the man behind Opera Australia’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’  Why? The simplification of women, predominantly. Sure, the story of two soldiers sent off to battle who’re convinced to […]