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 […]

Seeing opera at the Sydney Opera House? Try visiting Maxim’s de Paris Bar first

Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer

If there’s one thing you should do in Sydney, it’s this. You need to not only visit the illustrious Sydney Opera House to watch a world class performance by Opera Australia, but you also need to pay a visit to the northern foyer’s Maxim’s de Paris Bar for some pre-show lubrication. MORE: What to know […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ermonela Jaho in ‘La Traviata’ by Opera Australia will crush you

Ermonela Jaho and Adrian Tamburini in La Traviata

It’s funny; Hollywood movies these days try so hard, pour-in millions of dollars and use some of the world’s greatest ‘talent’ to have the same affect on you as the script of an opera written 154 years ago does. Such is the power of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on show at the moment by Opera Australia. Sure, […]

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 […]

4 things you need to know about Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci operas

Cavalleria Rusticana Pagliacci Opera Australia THE F

New year, new program and this one by Opera Australia is a stellar line-up. We’re talking La Traviata (from ‘Pretty Woman’!), Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, La Boheme and the epic Carmen on the stage of Handa Opera on the Harbour. Prepare to have multiple heart attacks.   More notably and as the first cab-off-the-rank for the program, […]

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 […]

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!