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

Not in a way you’d expect!

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 […]

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliaci are operas you need to see

In the Melbourne leg of the ultimate coming together of two operas from two different composers, the emotion runs strong. Just watch the trailer above. Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci explore the different, yet inimitably intertwining stories of a murder on Easter Sunday while a mother mourns, the loss of a son, a lover making her final position known […]

Opera Australia’s ‘Two Weddings, One Bride’ will change opera for you

Two Weddings One Bride Opera Australia Playhouse THE F 2

The words ‘opera’ and ‘humour’ don’t often come together when replaying majestic tales of love lost and heartbreak from hundreds of years ago, until you seethe latest Two Weddings, One Bride by Opera Australia. As at last the Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House undergoes its $200 million acoustic renovation, Opera Australia has been […]

Opera is getting a new look with this season’s Two Weddings, One Bride

Opera Australia is premiering an exciting new work this April called ‘Two Weddings, One Bride‘, to be staged at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House while the Joan Sutherland Theatre is being renovated. MORE: Why you need to see Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliaci this season at Melbourne’s Arts Centre Created by highly respected conductor and musical […]

Why ‘Carmen Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’ is the best date night

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F fireworks

It’s true when Bizet scripted his famous opera ‘Carmen‘ in 1875, he never would’ve thought it would be played out on such an international – albeit floating – stage, received so loved by thousands. Opera Australia has reimagined the classic and turned it out on the flotilla stage that has stunned the world for years […]

Opera Australia’s Melbourne season dazzles with three Victorian premieres

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Opera Australia returns to the Arts Centre Melbourne in May with a trio of fine, new productions locals will love! Carmen (read the review here), Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (read about it here) and King Roger the Polish opera everyone’s talking about (read the review here) will all grace the stage,  giving Melburnians something to really sink their operatic […]

Behind ‘Carmen’ on Sydney Harbour with one of it its principal tenors

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F full cast

Arnold Rutkowski is one of the principal tenors in this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, taking on the role of Don Jose in the production of the classic by Bizet, ‘Carmen’. Ahead of the performance’s debut this Friday on Sydney Harbour, we spoke to the Polish singer who let us in on a little bit […]

Like drama? You’ll love ‘Tosca’ by Opera Australia

Teodor Ilincai Tosca Opera Australia THE F 4

If there’s one thing to know about Tosca, is that she never knew what she had coming to her. She’s part femme fatale, part manipulator whose conniving and playing of the waif all come crashing down on her and you’re left feeling overwhelmingly final at the crescendo of Opera Australia‘s production of this season’s Tosca by […]