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25 Jun - 16 Aug 2024 Opera

Tosca

A thriller with sensational music, opera’s best villain and an unforgettable ending, Tosca will keep you on the edge of your seat.

30 Jun - 21 Oct 2024 Opera

Great Opera Hits 2024

Listen to famous arias performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers in this relaxed 90-minute concert.

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3 - 19 Jul 2024 Opera

Il Trittico

Three short operas by one of opera’s greatest composers offer a triple helping of music and emotion: thrilling drama, personal crisis and sparkling comedy.

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20 Jul - 9 Aug 2024 Opera

Hamlet

Shakespeare’s searing portrait of a prince in crisis in an acclaimed contemporary opera by Australian composer Brett Dean.

1 - 17 Aug 2024 Opera

Cosi Fan Tutte

Two men attempt to seduce the other’s lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. Mozart’s sublime music makes this opera must-see.

11 Aug 2024 Opera

Freddie De Tommaso: ll Tenore in Concert

See why Freddie De Tommaso is winning plaudits and fans the world over in this historic Australian debut, off the back of his first two albums.

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Love List: Great Opera Hits by Guy Noble

Know your Nessun Dormas from your Habaneras? Find out what makes a ‘great opera hit’ in this special playlist curated by conductor, composer and broadcaster Guy Noble.

Opera Australia: Staging an Opera

Ever wondered just how much work goes into an opera production? How does it all begin? Who does it involve? 'Staging an Opera' delves into how resident company Opera Australia brings their productions to life.

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Stage Direction: The Phantom of the Opera

Unmask Phantom, the original ‘mega-musical’, from its humble beginnings in a French newspaper to being part of our cultural DNA over 100 years later.

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