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 […]

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour welcomes back the classic ‘La Bohème’

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

If you loved Opera Australia’s latest production of the Puccini classic ‘La Bohème‘ the first time, then prepare to begin the countdown until next season’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour; La Bohème is back! Announced recently, Opera Australia is continuing its hugely successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series with the announcement today of a new three-year […]

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns to Sydney

Jonas Kaufmann Parsifal Opera Australia

Jonas Kaufmann is the hottest name in opera tenors around the world at the moment and he’s coming to Australia! Kaufmann is hailed as the greatest tenor of our time and is here for Opera Australia, to perform in the title role in a concert presentation of Wagner’s Parsifal. The multi-award-winning tenor, described by The […]

How to own a piece of musical history

Two Weddings One Bride Opera Australia Playhouse Governor and wife THE F

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Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong have a show on at the Sydney Opera House

Nixon Tapes Opera Australia

Richard Nixon was one American President who became known as a leading anti-communist. However, he saw value in improving relationships with China and Russia, so took a trip there to rub shoulders with then Chairman Mao Zedong of the Communist Party of China. It made history. Nixon laid the groundwork for his overture to China even before […]

‘King Roger’ by Opera Australia in Melbourne was a sensation

King Roger Opera Australia THE F head

After stunning audiences with a modern, vivid adaptation of Carmen, Opera Australia continues to wow this season with King Roger with its second run of performances in Australia since first taking to the Joan Sutherland Theatre in Sydney earlier this year. Read about that here. This 1926 opera in three acts by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski […]