Opera Australia puts on spectacular new production of Aida as its winter season highlight

Opera Australia Aida

Opera Australia is putting on Aida this year as their headliner for the 2018 winter season.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is back with La Bohème and a special surprise

Handa Opera Boheme house

What happens when you couple the world’s most famed opera house with the world’s most striking opera singers on the world’s most innovative floating stage and production? The Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, of course, which in 2018 has everyone’s favourite La Boheme on offer. The production – running from 23 March-22 April – is […]

Don Quichotte by Opera Australia is a stunning tale of a man out of time

Don Quichotte Opera

In the world of literature from the Spanish canon, there is really only one work you need to have read: Don Quixote, or if you’re into it, El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. It’s basically the tale of a Spaniard whose faux regality and fixation on tales of chivalry and restoring justice in the world […]

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour now has flexi and cheap student tickets

Handa-Opera-Harbour-Boheme-dusk

It’s truly awful when you’ve booked a flight to somewhere, a  ticket to something or a room somewhere and something comes up and you’ve got to cancel, as well as pay the exorbitant (and unnecessary) administrative costs of changing your booking, right? Opera Australia knows this all too well, so this year, in conjunction with […]

Find out what really goes on behind the curtains at the opera this March

La Traviata 2018 Opera Australia room

Just what exactly does go on behind the curtain on stage of one of the world’s largest and most successful opera companies, Opera Australia? It’s a mystery… Until now. For only the second time in the company’s 62-year history, Opera Australia is leaving the curtain open during the genuinely incredible four-minute scene change between scenes 1 and […]

Stacey Alleaume as Micaela in Carmen by Opera Australia really shines

Stacey Alleaume Opera Australia Carmen Micaela

In a tale as old as time lies a lot of darkness. But there are almost none quite as dark as that of Carmen by composer Georges Bizet, which is on at the Sydney Opera House at the moment, by Opera Australia. Telling the tale of a fiery bohemian gypsy woman who finds herself caught in […]

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is back this March with La Bohème

One of Opera Australia‘s – and everyone else’s – favourites are back this March at the world renowned stage that is Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Turning out some flooringly good performances in the past like Turandot, Aida and Carmen last year, the March performance of La Boheme will be no exception to the stunning capacity of what Opera […]

La Traviata by Opera Australia is coming to Sydney with sweetheart soprano Nicole Car

La Traviata Opera Australia

Opera Australia is bringing back an old favourite for the summer season of 2018 – La Traviata.  The favourite tale made even more renowned by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman will take to the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage in March, boasting the return of favourite soprano, Nicole Car in the title role. Also starring other […]

Why the Mazda Opera in the Domain Sydney is the ideal night out

Mazda-Opera-Australia-Domain-tent

There aren’t many version of stage performance in Australia or the world for that matter that combines everything that’s good about music and puts it all into one. That is except for the Mazda Opera in the Domain in Sydney, a stellar showcase of not only the skill of Opera Australia‘s wide and varied talent, […]

Carmen by Opera Australia is coming back to Sydney

Opera Australia Carmen

The red of her dress; the sauciness of her walk; the sexuality of her song; Carmen is coming back to Sydney and she’s about to set the stage on fire. If last year’s production of John Bell’s Carmen by Opera Australia wasn’t enough to kick start your everything, then maybe this year will do it. MORE: See […]

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 […]

What to know about Opera Australia’s The Merry Widow before opening night

New Year, new line-up and Opera Australia is not set to disappoint this summer season in 2018. First cab off the rank this year is the latest production, The Merry Widow, exploring the story of the tiny state of Pontevedro, which is bankrupt. Their only hope of financial salvation lies in Hanna, a beautiful widow who inherited […]