Opera Australia's 2018 production of The Nose at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

The Nose

“Why would anyone write an opera about a nose?” asked the Presenter (Antoinette Halloran) towards the conclusion of the performance. Well, Dmitri Shostakovich did. He wrote an opera called The Nose in 1927, when he was o...
OA La Traviata

La Traviata

Award-winning Australian soprano, Nicole Car will make a triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House this March to make her debut in the title role of Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s iconic La Traviata. Nicole has firmly esta...
Martin Winkler as Kovalev in The Royal Opera House’s 2017 production of The Nose

The Nose

The Australian premiere of Barrie Kosky’s new production of the rarely performed Shostakovich classic The Nose has become the most highly anticipated production of Opera Australia’s Sydney Summer Season following its cri...
OA Carmen - courtesy of Opera Australia

Carmen

After a sell-out season in 2016, John Bell’s vibrant production of Bizet’s Carmen, featuring gypsy girls and bull-fighting boys in eye-popping colours, returns to the Sydney Opera House this weekend. Tackling the gritty ...
Neal Cooper as Tristan and Lee Abrahmsen as Isolde - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Tristan and Isolde

Following the great critical and public success of Tannhäuser and Lohengrin, Melbourne Opera is once again turning its attention to Wagner’s rich repertoire. From 2-10 February, the company will stage the dramatic and pa...
OA The Merry Widow - photo by Jeff Busby

The Merry Widow

There are many reasons to celebrate this magnificent production of a wonderful old warhorse which still manages to enchant more than 100 years after its first performance. Not the least is the opportunity it affords to e...
Pinchgut Opera Coronation of Poppea

Coronation of Poppea

Celebrating 450 years since the birth of Monteverdi, Pinchgut Opera presents one of the greatest operas of all time, Coronation of Poppea, at Sydney’s City Recital Hall from 30 November 2017. Set in the decadent co...