Opera Australia will be rolling it out big and bold in Melbourne in 2018 with some of the world's biggest voices taking on dome of the greatest roles in opera.
Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best chapagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company desired. She's free and free-sprited, living outside society's bounds, and for this courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything?
Three ominous chords ring out if the orchestra pit and the mood is set. On stage, the soaring marble columns are brilliant ith ight, but somewhere out of sight, a shadow looms>
From a time when men were brave and bold comes the dreamer Don Quichotte. He chases bandits. tilts at windmills. Serenades pretty girls.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner's beloved comedy takes a joyful look at the art of music itself: what is wrong, what is right, and who decides.
The way that first love grabs hold and floods you with comething you've never felt before. The fire that burns the first time jealousy flares. the growing up you do in the instant that you realise love can't last forever.
Gregor ia a broken man,. exhausted by eternak work and an ungrateful family. Until one morning, he wakes and is not a man at all.
Gold and Silver Operatta.
Experience some of hte most beautiful music from the world of operetta at G&S's sparkling new show this season.
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The Magic Pudding
Celebrating its 199th Birthday
Take one true-blue Australian classic, add deliciously playful costumes with a measure if musical magic, mix in a generous helping ofr young talent and discover the perfect recipe for a delightful family opera.
Hansel and Gretel
Beware the witchy woods. The Evil One Lurks.
Nibble, Nibble, munch; a gingerbread house with plenty of crunch. Chocolates ande treats to tempt every desire, but will the cost of indulging truly be dire?
The legendary tale of the sharp shooting hero on a quest for freedom makes for grand opera: a struggle for liberty against oppression and the courage that victory demands.
The Cappulets and The Montagues
Love and tragedy intertwine in Bellini's take on the original heartbreaker. Unmistakable melodies soar with rich lyricism and sublime beauty as inevitable devastation unfolds in stage.
Pelleas and Melisande
When gouland finds Melisande in the woods, alone and with a mystrious past, he claims her as his wife. After she meets his brother Pelleas, however, a secret love simmers between them while Golaud's suspicion deepens. A family slowly corrodes as heir tragic fates inevitbly take hold.
Ancient myth meets modern woman in an allegory of resilience and reclaiming one's destiny.
Heroes, Heroines and Villains - In association with Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival/
Enjoy an unforgettable evening with the most recognisable, loved and loathed characters from across opera's stages. A cast of Australia's most exciting operatic talent will perform operatic arias, duets and ensembles in Ballarat.
Opera in the Gardens: A Twilight Recital in the Cloudehill Theatre
Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine for an evening of oera in the beautiful Cloudehill Gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. Relax among the flowers and lisen to Victorian Opera artists perform some of the best-loved music from the world of opera.
Victorian Opera at Dark Mofo 2018
After sold-out performances of The Sleeping Beauty in 2017, Victorian Opera will return to Dark Mofo in Tasmania with an exciting and bold production. Details to be advised.
Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in Concert
In association with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Victorian Opera continues its thriving relationship with Tasmanian Symphny Orchastra with a one--night - performance if the world's greatest love story in an operatic retelling by French composer Charles Gounod.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
ticket to Opera Australia's production of Puccini's La Bohème - Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy someone qho has everything.
Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across culturesm across oceans, across timer.
ACT tour dates
Canberra Theatre Centre September 6 - 8. 2018.
The Queen of Opera in Hasse's Artaderse
OPERA QUEENSLAND STSRTS SEARCH FOR NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.
The Board of Opera Queensland has begun a national and international search for a successor to Lindy Hume, as Mrs Hume prepares to step down at the beginning of 2018 after nearly six years n the role.
The Paintings of Gerhard Richter to the musoic of Bachm, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Henze, Grabowsky
Directed by Oatrick Nolan, Reprise is OperaQ's response to GOMA's remarkable exhibition of imaes vy Gerhard Richter, one of the world's great visual artists. Taking our cue from Richter's ongoing oinvestigaqtion into the nature of the visual image we are looking at the history of song, with particular focus on the German tradition. Starting with Bach, with whom Richter has a special relationship, audiences will encounter some of the most sublime German songs ever written in works by Schubert, Rishard Strauss ans Henze.
The Merry Widow
Two of the country's most [opular and charismatic performrs. David Hobson and Natalie Christie Peluso return to OperaQ's main stage this season as perfectly paired lovers Hanna and Count Danilo, in a lush and spectacular new production of Franz Lehár's ever popular The Merry Widow.
On June 28. 2018, audiences will be treated to Opera Romance, an evening celebrating two colourful careers in opera with soprano Antoinette Halloran and tenor Rosario La Spina. Halloran and La Spinatwo of Australia's finest operatic voices and longtime colleagues, will dhare backstage stories and perform their favourite opera arias and duets. Annette and Rosario will be joined by members of our Opera Stage Community Chorus for this one-evening performance.
Look intop the eyes of one of opera's most tortured souls as Don Giovanni roams the stage.
Ruddigore - Regional Tour
Lindy Hume's critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigoer or The Witche's Curse hits the road in 2018, giving regional Queensland the opportunity to jump into the weird and wonderful wprld of Victoriana. This irreeverent romp theough marriage, madness and mayhem had Brisbane audiences and reviewers laughing out loud and its colourful bunch of comic characters is sure to resonate with audiences across the state.
PROJECT G&S. Your chance to star.
Hansel & Gretel - Primary Schools Touring Production
Loved by hundreds and thousands of people the world over, Hansel & Gretel is one o the most popular operas ever written. Now OperaQ and shake & stir theatre co present this Humpperdinck classic reimagined especially for primary students in the 21st century. Hansel and Gretel are on a journey into the forest. They're searching for food for the family table but what they discover is far more appealing ... do they dare taste the sweet façade of the gingerbread house? Hansel & Gretel will transport children and adults alike to a contemporary world of magic, fairies and sweets with its enchanting story of survival and family bonds.
Dido & Aeneas - Youth Workshop Program
OperaQ's commitment to the future of opera in Queensland means that they are reaching out to the next generation of performer and audience through the 2018 OperaQ Open Stage Youth Workshops. To make the experience even mor memorable and valuable for the company's young participants, this time the company will be teaming up with Queensland Theatre to present the Dido & Aeneas Youth sorkshop Program for young performers aged 13 - 17.
Open Stage Workshops
If you've ever wanted to sing with your state opera company, here's your chance. Now in their fourth year, OperaQ's popular Open Stage workshops return with even more for you in 2018! This is a unique opprtunity to experience the world of opera with OperaQ's team of experienced artists, musicians and directors in the room with you to lend their experience and tuition.
State Opera of South Australia
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