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Opera in the Vineyard
Bookings: 132 849


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Opera Australia
Opeara State Theatre
Bookings: 1300 136 166

2018 Season

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.
Preparing the Company's 2018 Melbourne Season at the Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednseday August 23, Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini said he's looking forward to an exciting program with some extraordinary artists and fabulous productions.
"We have some of hte finest conductors, singers and directors, it will be an outstanding season, especially our Australian premiere of Kasper Holten's staging of Die Meistersinger von Nünberg.
"Melburnians have shown they have a passion for the big iconic German operas in the past so were sure they will wmbrace this one, It's Wagner at his biggest and best," said Terracini.
The 2018 season will be a showcase of what a world renowned opera company such as Opera Australia is capoable - a company that is widely respected on the world stage, and attracks the finest international artists, many of whome return to perform time afte time.
Stefan Vinke, hailed as the world's greatest Siegrfried, returns after his Ring Cycle triumph in 2016 to perform Walther in Die Meistersinger von Nünberg along with other Ring Cycle alumni James Johnson and Pietsri Inkinen.
In addition the remarkable local talent who wowed audiences with their outstanding performances in The Ring will be back to exercise their Wagner vocals inclufing Warwick Fyfe, Cominica Matthews, Daniel Sumegi, Graeme Macfarlane and Luke Gabbedy.
OA will also be hosting, arguably the world's finest bass, Frerruccio Furlanetto who brings his celebrated interpretation of Don Quichotte to Melbourne for the first time, And OA is thrilled to have stunning American soprano Corinne Winters who is making her Australian debut and is guaranteed ti make a big impact.
"I'm also particularly excited about the powerhouse performers inTosca, Latonia Moore, Diego Torre and Marco Vratogna, they are going to bring the hous3e down," said Terracini.
Plus there are OA's resident super-stars in the making, who are stepping up and spreading their vocal wings into morr challenging leading roles such as Natalie Aroyan, Sian Pendry and Michael honeyman who enthralled audiences with their performances in 2017/


Spring 2018

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 mastersingers are holding a high-stakes singing competition, and Walther needs to win. He's an outsider, an upstart, and he doesn't know the rules. But to win the hand of his beloved Eva, he must sing the greatest cong ever made.
Enter Hans Sachs: master singer, cobbler, and the beating human heart of this opera. He offers the newcomer all his warmth and wisdom, knowing it will cost his own chance to win.
Hans Sachs is a prized tour de force for a baritone with a rich voice and absorbing stage presence. James Johnson keads a huge, exciting cast includning Stefan Vinke, Warick Fyfe and Natalie Aroyan.
After his triumphs with the Ring Cycle Pietari Inkinen returns to conduct the magnificnet score.
Season: November 13, 19, 22. 2018Venue: State Theatre Arts Centre Melbourne.

La Bohème

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.
Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music - music that soars with the ecstacy if love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.
Season: November 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 30. 2018/ Venue; State Theatre Arts Centre Melbourne.


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.
Kafka's grotesque tragedy of a man turned insect is an engrossing story. Music adds an edgy intensity: Matamorphosis as opera is riveting, shattering , morbidly fascinating theatre.
Season: October 25. 26/ Matinee at 2pm October 27. Venue: The Coopers Malthose 113 Sturt St. Southbank.


Starring Tina Arena.

After sell-out productions incliding Soputh Pacific, The King and I and most recently the 60th anniversary production of My Fair lady, we once again re-create ne of the greatest works of musical theatre: the original West End production of Andrew Lloyd Weber'sEvita, directed by Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena.
Featuring some of Andrew Lloyd Weber's best-loved songs including Con't Cry for Me Aregntina, On thiss Night of a Thoudans Stars, YouMust Love Me and and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from humble beginnings through to thr extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralses as the 'spiritual leader of the nation".

Season opens December 5. 2018





Chamber Made Opera




Cordella's Potted Opera

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria
Bookings: 03 8470 8280

The Mikado

Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado, has fled couurt to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titupu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. she is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executinor previously arrested on the charge of flirting.
An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Ko-Ko cannot bring hiself to kill anyone, concurrently Nanki-O=Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all.
An isea is ignited to give them both want they want - a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executioner's ending. However, the arrival in town the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime?
Season: July 19 - 22. 2018. Venue: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre cnr Bell St & St. Georges Rd. Preston.


GSOV is thrilled to be producing a fully staged season utilising a boutique instrumental ensemble and a stirring new libretto courtesy of VHRP Live, the premiers US company for the music of Victor Herbert.
ON the eve of the Irish revolution. poet Barry O'Day meets the winsome Eileen in France and falls in love. Torn between passion and duty, his sire land pulls his heart and leaves unsure if he'll ever see her again.
Years later Barry journeys to his home in Sligo Bay ready to lead rebellion against British occupation with the help of sympathetic English aristocrat, Lady Maude, the current owner of the O'Day lands. Imagine his surprise when Eileen turns out to be Lady Maude's niece. Love rekindles, but with danger all around will their romance survive>
Season: November 15 - 18. 2018. Venue: Kel Watson Theatre. Forest Hill College. 178 - 10 Mahoneys Rd. Burweed East.




Melbourne Opera
Bookings: Ticketmaster 9650 1500

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Opera Studio
Bookings: 61 3 9525 4611

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Savoy Opera
Bookings: 03 9278 4770





Victorian Opera

Bookings: 1300 723 038

2018 Season

William Tell

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.
One hundred and eighty nine years after its Paris Opera debut, Rossini's final masterwork, famed for its iconic overture, receives its Australian premiere. Epic opera demands epic staging and dorectopr Rodula Gaitanou and designer Simon Corder tackle Tell with grit an grandeur.
Season July 14, 17, 19. 2018
Venue: Palais Theatre S. Kilda.

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.
The ultimate tale of doomed love marks the thrilling final to Victorian Opera's Bellini concert series. the rarely heard masterpiece draws two of Australia's finest singers home as Romeo and Juliet, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup and superstar soprano Jessicca Pratt.
Season: Friday September 14. Venue Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne

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.
Season: October 11 & 13. 2018.
Venue: PaLais Theatre St. Kilda.


Ancient myth meets modern woman in an allegory of resilience and reclaiming one's destiny.
Loerelei is a take-no prisoners, smash-them-on-the-rocks wild woman; a romantic, compassionate, trusting woman; a sensible, rational woman. A present-day enchntress, her past is hearbreak and hr future promises haunting self-discovery.
Season: November 3, 7, 8, 9, 10. Venue: Merlyn Theatre The Coopers Malthouse.

Special Events

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.
Season: Friday June 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17. 2017 Venue: Dark Mofo Hobart.

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.
Season: Saturdy October 20. 2018.
\Venue: Federation Concert Hall Hobart Tasmania.

International News


Victoria Opera's first co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, an adfaptation of Neil Gaiman's much-loved novella Coraline, has opened to raft of four-star reviews and a sold-out season at London's Barbican Centre. The new opera will be staged in Melbourne as part of Victorian Opera's Season 2019.
Highlighting Victorian Opera's expanding horizons and ongoing commitment to making new opera, Coraline marks the company's frist co-production in Europe; between Royal Opera House Convent Garden, (UK) Fokoperan (Sweden), Opera de Lille (France) and Theater Freiberg (Germany).




Shoestring Opera|
Bookings: 61 3 9696 5116


Bookings : 61 2 9318 8200

Lucia di Lammemoor

Internationally celebrated Australian soprano Jessica Pratt to make her Opera australia debut as the fiery Lucia.
Rcognised internationally as one of the world's greatest Lucia's Australian soprano Jessica Pratt is making a triumphant return to Sydney this winter for her Opera Australia debut, performing in Donizetti's most famous opera Lucia di Lammermoor.
Jessica is one of only three Australian sopranos to perform the coveted roleat Milan's world famous La Scala Theatre, along with two ot the country's most famous singers, Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Jan Sutherland.
Joining Jessica on stage for this highly anticipated performance will be American tenor Michael Fabiano. returning to Sydney for the first time since his stunning OA debut inFaust in 2014. Fabiano has performed the role of Edgardo to high acclaim at Opera de Paris, Vancouver Opera and famously as a late stand-in at The Metropolitan Opera, where he had just sdeven hours to to take the stage.
In the role of Enrico is Italian baritone Giorgio Caoduro, who made a marked impression on audiences and critics alike with his performance in OA's premeire production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
Director John Doyle's production of Luvia di Lammermoor portrays the ominous clouds of Scotland alongside the deeply entrenched tight-lipped and judgmental sensibilities of the Scottish Protestants. This is a dramatic tragedy that climaxes in disastrous results when austerty and repression are forced upon a passionate young woman.
The detailing on the minimalist set accentuates Set and Cstume Designer Liz Ascrogt's exquisite perios costumes, which serve to frther focus the dpotlight on thr singers themselves.
The absolute thrill of Lucia is, of course, the famous 'mad scene', one of the most beloved of bel canto singing on the opera stage. The gripping scene depicts the young bride reveraling not only her passion for her lost love, but the aguish andd torment that has friven her to commit murder on her wedding night. Doyle's Lucia literally smears thestage with her new husband's blood, as the tragedy of her insanity comes crashing into the horror and recoil of those around her. This s an opportuity to hear a coloratura soprano at their technical and expressice best.
From the highlights of Donizetti's famed heart-stopping sextet at the end of Act 2, to much anticipated marathon 'mad scene' scene on Act 3, this prodction is a psychological theiller wrapped in an austere beauty, doused in buskets of blood.
Season: June 28, 30. July 3, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27 2018. Saturday Matinee Jlu 7. 2018 at 1pm.



From the moment he wrote it, Verdi knew he had a hit on his hands. The story had everything: royalty, loyality, deformity, cevotion, ludt and revenge.
And music? The msic was sensational, so full of hummable tunes that Verdi demanded complete secrecy from his premiere cast. The tenor was forbidden even whistling the catchy La donna e mobile outside rehearsals.
The mrning after Rigoletto's triumphant premiere that melody rang out in the streets: a hit ferever after.The title chsracter Verdi the "greatest creation" in the history og theatre had found a home in a masterpiece of music.
Season: July 6, 11, 14, 17, 20, 25, August 4. 8, 14, 17, 21, 24. 2018 Saturday matinees at 12.30pm. July 28 & August 11. 2018.


Verdi's monumental, transcendent music makes this historic epic a perrennial favourtie. The company's new production comes from the celebrated Italian director Davide Livermore>
He is renowned for high-tec, projected sets so tangible, it's hard to believe they are just light and shadow. Immersive, impressive, intimate - this is the future of spectacle on stage.
Thrilling young conductor Andrea Battistoni returns to lead this production. Three magnificent casts perform Verdi's difficult leads. You don't want to miss the stunning soprano of Amber Wagner, paired with Elena Gabouri as Amneris and Riccardo Massi as Radamès.
Later in the season, rising star Natalie Aroyan takes on her dream role and Clementine Margraine, Milijana Nikolic, Diego Torres and Yonghoon Lee join the all-star lineup.
This a story of love so strong it defies enemy lines. this is a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains. This is a story of betrayal.
Season: July 18, 24, 26, 28. August 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29, 31. 2018. Saturday matinees at 1pm. July 21 & August 4, 25. 2018

The Turk in Italy

She's Flirtatious, audacious and unspeakably bored.
He's geriatic, sycophant and easily ignored.
Add a handsome prince, a gypsy minx, and a poet in need of a pilot.
Put this classic Rossini in vintage bikins,
And a rollicking good time we've got!

Fromn Italy's greatest master of laughs comes a riotous comedy with a knodkout score.
It skips and sparkles from the gruffest of bass notes to the impossibly high reaches of Stacey Alleaume's coloratura.
Andrea Molina leads a cracking team of comic talents, including Paolo Bordogna in his side-splitting performance as the Turk. Simon Phillip's p[layful production wrings every l;ast laugh from rossini's rediculous romp.
Gabriela Tylesova's gelato-coloured costumes and clever sets are stars in their own right: a candid cherry on top of this rather outrageous ice-cream sundae.
Season: August 10, 15, 23, 25, 28, 30. September 1. 2018. Saturday Matinee at 12.30pm August 18. 2018


Starring Tina Arena.

After sell-out productions incliding Soputh Pacific, The King and I and most recently the 60th anniversary production of My Fair lady, we once again re-create ne of the greatest works of musical theatre: the original West End production of Andrew Lloyd Weber'sEvita, directed by Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena.
Featuring some of Andrew Lloyd Weber's best-loved songs including Con't Cry for Me Aregntina, On thiss Night of a Thoudans Stars, YouMust Love Me and and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from humble beginnings through to thr extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralses as the 'spiritual leader of the nation".
Season: September 18 - November 3. 2018
Thuirsday - Saturday at 7.30pm. Wednesday & Saturday at 1pm. Dunsay at 3pm.


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.
Kafka's grotesque tragedy of a man turned insect is an engrossing story. Music adds an edgy intensity: Matamorphosis as opera is riveting, shattering , morbidly fascinating theatre.

Season: September 26, 27, 28, 29. 2018. Evenings at 7pm.




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Opera Australia
On Tour

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across culturesm across oceans, across timer.
Puccini's popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled qith gorgeous music, from the lovers' first enbrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria One Fine Day and the Humming Chorus along with Japanes and American music hemes.
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East.
A woman in love with the promise of the West.
Seperated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love?

ACT tour dates


The Drum Thatre
Dandenong Friday July 13 & Saturday Jiuly 14. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Bunjil Place
Narrewarren. Tuesday July 17. 2018 at 7.30pm.

The Regent Theatre
Yarram. Friday July 20. 2018 at 7.30pm

St Pauls Anglican Grammar
Warragul. Saturday July 21.2018 at 7.30pm.

The Lighthouse
Warrnambool Tuesday July 24. 2018 at 7.30pm.

WendoureeCentre for Performing Arts.
Ballarat. Thursday July 26. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Ulumbarra Theatre
Bendigo. Saturday July 28. 2018 at 7.30pm

Mildura Arts Centre.
Mildura. Tuesday July 31. 2018 at 7.30pm

Horsham Town Hall.
Horsham. Thursday August 2. 2018 at 8pm.

Wangaratta PerformingArts Centre.
Wangaratta. Saturday September 1. 2018 at 7.30pm


Tamworth Capital Theatre
Tamworth Saturday August 4. 2018 at 7.30pm

Murwillumbah Civic Centre
Murwillumbah tuesday August 7. 2018 at 7.30pm

Lazenby Hall
Armidaly. Thursday August 9. 2018 at 7.30pm

The Glasshouse
Port Macquarie. Saturday august 11. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Newcastle Civic Theatre
Newcastle. Tuesday August 14. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Bathurst. Thursday August 16. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Riverside Theatre
Paramatta/ Saturday August 18. 2018 at 7.30pm

The Art House
Wyong. Monday August 20. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.
Wollongong.. Wednesday August 22 & thursday august 23. 2018 at 7.30pm

Dubbo Regional Theatre
Dubbo. Saturday August 25. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Orange CivicTheatre
Orange. tuesday august 28. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Wagga Wagga. Thursday august 30. 2018 at 7.30pm

Albury Entertainment Cnetre
albury. Tuesday Speptember 4. 2018 at 7.30pm.


Canberra Theatre
Canberra Thursday September 6, Friday September 7. at 7.30pm.Saturday September 8 at 1pm & 7.30pm 2018.


Burnie Arts & Function Centre
Burnie Wednesday September 12. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Theatre Royal
Hobart. Friday September 14. & SaturdaySeptember 15. 2018 at 7.30pm

Princess Theatre.
Launceston. Tuesday September 18. 2018 at 7.30pm.


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Pinchgut Opera


The Queen of Opera in Hasse's Artaderse
Wtih Vivica Genaux, David Hansen, Emily Edmonds, Carlo Vistoli, Andrew Goodwin, Russell Harcourt.
Erin Halyard Conductor. Chas Rader-Shieber Director..
Orchestra of the Antipodes.
Season: Thursday November 19 at 7pm. Saturday December 1 at 2pm. Sunday December 2 at 5pm. Tuesday December 4 at 7pm. Wednesday December 5 at 7pm. 2018.


Bookings: Qtix 13 42 46



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.
Operra Q Chair Dr Sally Pitkin said the seaarch presented a rare opportunity fo the right person to make a unique contribution to the sulteral lifer of Queensland by bringing their artistic vision, leadership and a deep understanding of opera to the state's flagship opera company.
|"Queensland offers an artistic environment unlike anywhere else in the world, spanning an area five times the size of Victoria." Dr Pitkin said.
' OperaQ provides a variety of opera experiences and works with communities across this diverse state from Brisbane to Cape York, We are looking for candidates who will embrace this excioting chllenge.
The board is looking for someone who has the skills, experience, netwrks and passion to build on the transformative work done by Lindy Hume'. Dr Pitkin said.
"Over the last few yaers, OperaQ,. like every opera company worldwide has undegone a rigerous process of self-examination and reca;ibratedartistic artistic programs t ensure the art form's future.
"During Lindy's tenure, not only have we seen the company return to financial sustainability - OperaQ posted a surplus in 2015 and expects to do so again this year - but artistically it has flourished at home and overseas".
The new Artistic Director will build on new audience initiavetes that have seen thousands of people see an opera for thef first time, and the groundbreaking regional participation projects like Project Puccini and Project Rossini, for which we have become known across Australia.
"We are looking for a proven culteral leader who can continue the change and transformation agenda and who cnn demonstrate their vision for and comitment to main stage opera, regional, community ad educational enagement>" Dr Pitkin said.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm AEST Friday February 3 2017. More information is available at



2018 Season

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.
With money as its motivating force, The Merry Widow is a slick comedy of manners and mismatched marriages. Centred around the enduring yet prickly romance between Hanna and her playboy ex-lover Danilo, it waltzes along with couples falling in and out of love, and - after mny misunderstandings - a final happy ending.
Season: June 22 at 7.30pm, 23 at 1.30pm & 7.30pm, 27 at 6.30pm, 29 at 7.30pm, 30 at 2pm & 7.30pm.
Venue: Lyric Theatre QPAC ,

Opera Romance

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.
Season: thursday June 28 at 6.30pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre QPAC

Don Giovanni

Look intop the eyes of one of opera's most tortured souls as Don Giovanni roams the stage.
British/Australian bass baritone and rising international star Duncan Rock, makes his Australian principal debut in the title role f this striking new production of one4 of Mozart;s best works. Some or Queensland's finest cinging actors will complete the cast in Don Giovani. They tell of the compelling tale of our iconic antihero's final days of pleasure as he roars toward his ultimae destruction, wreaking havoc in the lives od everyune he encounters.
Season: October 18, 20, 26, 27. Novenber 1 all at 7.30pm. October 23 30 at 6.30pn Nivember 3 at 1.3pm.
Venue: Playhousde Theatre QPAC.

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.
Shy and law-abiding gentleman famrer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him but he has a dark secret. He is the heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore - he must commit a dastardly deed every day or face a tortuous death!
Season & Venues: August 3 & 4th Gold Coast. August 8, Rockhampton. August 11, Mackay. August 15, Townsville. August 18, Cairns. August 23, Toowoomba.

PROJECT G&S. Your chance to star.
Project G & S is an OperaQ community initiative to give aspiring local artists the chance to live out thier stage dreams. Age is no barrier - all you have to do is rock up to the auditions when they come to your town and you could be part of the chorus for Ruddigore or The Witche's Curse.
If you have ambitions, a dream or just want to show off in front off family and friends this is your chance, so keep an eye on the website where the company will be announcing all the audtion dates across six regional communities. If selected, you'll wotk with OperaQ and local professionals, who will add the polish to your passion.
For more information, or to register go to

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.
Hansel & Gretel is specifically designed for primary school aged children (Prep -6) and covers themes of storytelling, bravery, friendship and trusdt.
Throughout the performance, and back in their classrooms, students are able to to use key critical thinking skills to analyse the themese relating to their own context and world.
For booking inquiries contact Open Stage at or phone 07 3735 3030.

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.
Based on the grand and tragic love between Dido, Queen of Carthage and the Trojan warrior Aeneas, this thrilling new production will capture the imagination of our young cast, who will work with artists from both OperaQ and Queensland Theatre to re-imagine this epic romance.
To top off this exciting experience, the 12 week program eill culminate in a perfoprmance on the Playhouse stage, gainst the striking set of OperaQ's Con Giovanni.
If this opportunity strikes a little FOMO in your heart, then register your interest in the Dido & Aeneas Youth Workdhop Program, now at Aeneas
Workshop each Wednesday eveniong during school term from Jluy 18 to October 17 5.30pm - 8pm. OperaQ
Workshop Performance October 18 6.30pm Playhouse Theatre QPAC.

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.
Evening workdhop May - June six week program - Tuesday evenings from May 22 to June 26 .30pm - 8.30pm
Intensive workshop June five day ZIntensive June 25 - June 29 10am - 4pm.
Public Presentation Both evnening and intendive workshop participants.
Opera Romance Thursday June 28 at 6.30pm Venue: Lyric Theatre QPAC.
Evening Workshop Ocotber - November six week program. Tuesday evenings from October 2 to ZNovember 6 . 6.30pm - 8.30pm
ntensive Workshop November Five day intensive November 5 to November 9 10am - 4pm.
Public Presntation both evening and intensive workshop participants. Friday November 9. 2018 at 6.30pm


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State Opera of South Australia



Dunstan Playhouse

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