AAR Jacqueline Dark as Herodias and Lise Lindstrom as Salome in Opera Australia's 2019 production of Salome at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Salome

It may be 114 years old but the Richard Strauss opera, Salome, has lost none of its ability to shock and unsettle, particularly as presented here in Gale Edwards extraordinarily visceral production. Brian Thomson’s setti...
Opera Australia Werther Michael Fabiano - photo by Prudence Upton

Werther

Celebrated international tenor Michael Fabiano will make his role debut as the titular role in Elijah Moshinsky’s contemporary production of Werther, when he returns to the Sydney Opera House this summer. In the ultimate...
Victorian Opera Parsifal - photo by Pier Carthew

Parsifal

Premiering the state’s first staged production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal will prove Victorian Opera’s biggest undertaking yet as a cast of 83 singers and 75 musicians take over St Kilda’s Palais Theatre for three perf...
Opera Australia Wozzeck - photo by Keith Saunders

Wozzeck

William Kentridge’s stunning interpretation of Alban Berg’s 1925 expressionist opera Wozzeck, with his desolate charcoal animations superimposed over a huge rough wooden setting, caused a sensation when it was first seen...
Melbourne Opera Lee Abrahmsen as Elizabeth in Tannhauser

The Flying Dutchman

Following the critical and public success of Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and Tristan and Isolde, Melbourne Opera is once again turning its attention to Wagner’s rich repertoire staging the The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende H...
OA 19 Turandot - photo by Keith Saunders

Turandot

It may be nearly thirty years old but Graeme Murphy’s mesmerizing staging of Puccini’s last opera, remains a jewel in Opera Australia’s current repertoire. From the very first moments when huge fans open to reveal Murphy...
OA Turandot (2015) - photo by Branco Gaica AAR

Turandot

As temperatures rise in Sydney over summer, audiences will be treated to a cool change when Graeme Murphy’s bold vision of Puccini’s Turandot bursts back into the Joan Sutherland Theatre in mid January. Murphy’s daring p...