Opera events in Australia

The Who’s Tommy

The Who’s Tommy

Rock. Rattle. Roll. Pinball.

Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities of rock 'n' roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s. From their iconic 1969 rock opera album Tommy comes a five-time Tony Award-winning musical, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Featuring hits such as 'Pinball Wizard' and 'Acid Queen', get ready to rock with The Who’s Tommy as it takes over Melbourne.

La Bohème

La Bohème

Puccini
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Mozart
Roberto Devereux

Roberto Devereux

Donizetti
La Juive

La Juive

Halèvy
Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky
Cinderella

Cinderella

See you at the Ball!
Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Puccini
Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Wagner
Rembrandt’s Wife

Rembrandt’s Wife

Andrew Ford and Sue Smith
Lucrezia Borgia in concert

Lucrezia Borgia in concert

Donizetti

A ruthless woman with a secret son. A jealous husband bent on vengeance. A young orphan, whose loyalty will cost him his life. It’s got poison and betrayals galore. But the best reason to see Lucrezia Borgia in concert is to bask in the skills of an extraordinary soprano. Impossible trills and stratospheric notes make this classic Donizetti an important conquest for the best coloratura sopranos. Like Joan Sutherland before her, superstar Jessica Pratt has made this music her home. Her agile soprano rings out on stages all over the world, including the famed boards of La Scala. This is your chance to hear Jessica Pratt perform the title role of Lucrezia Borgia (including the infamous final aria) in concert. Carlo Montanaro conducts a wonderful cast, including Giuseppe Gipali as Gennaro, Michael Honeyman as Duke Alfonso and Varduhi Abrahamyan as Orsini. You can hear the splendour of the Opera Australia Orchestra in Hamer Hall.

Three Tales

Three Tales

3 French tales, 3 Australian composers, 1 world premiere
Salome

Salome

Power, seduction, vengeance unveiled
Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird

Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird

Are you ready to mambo?
The Friends of Salamanca

The Friends of Salamanca

Love and fun under the Spanish sun
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)

Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)

A filmic vision of memory and illusion
La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

The world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out
The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s classic drama
The Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza

An enchanting Broadway musical
Two Weddings, One Bride

Two Weddings, One Bride

New production
Il Viaggio a Reims

Il Viaggio a Reims

Rossini’s exultant opera
The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Rossini’s madcap farce
Turandot

Turandot

A fantasy opera of poetry and myth