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Opera Gala at Uluru

Opera Austrralia is returning to Uluru in 2021 with four magnificent performances.
IN 2021 OA invites you to curate your own musical journey from a range of packages and standalone concerts.
Enjoy sublime arias from the final act f Mozart's Thne Marriage of Figaro performed among the expansve gumtree gardens, while indulging in an exclusive Tali Wiru inspired dinner using native bush ingrediants.
Be mesmerised by the Gala Concert, performed next to the spellbinding Field of Light Uluri,. or witness two exceptional dawn performances that will leave you awestruck as the sun rises over the horizon and bathes Uluru in the morning light.Jojn OA in this memorable musical celebration in the spiritual heart of Australia.
Packages are only available through voyages. Call 1300 044 to book.
Season: September 17 - 19. 2021.




German- Australia Opera Grant Finals


2021 Grant

In thse more than unusual times, with entertainment venues and cultural organisations closing down and cancelling thier programs, you have no doubt been wondering whether the GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN OPERA GRANT is still operating.
the company s elighted to report that - despite all the upheavels and restrictions - the GERMAN-AUSTRLIAN OPERA GRANT is still alive and kicking.
an overview of what has happened so far this year and where we are tocay.
A regular event on our calendar od the Farewell Concert with the awardee from the Opera Finale of the prvious year giving a final concert before heading to Germany to join the ensemble of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wesbaden for a 12-month season. Preparations for last year's awardee Michelle Ryan, were well underway when the COVID-19 crisus struck and Melbourne, indeed all of Australia, went into the first lockdow.
To great dismay, we had to abandon our plans for the Farewell Concert, but then all efforts turned to smoothing the way for Michelle Ryan to fly to Germanyand start her ensemble year in Wiesbaden. Not an easy thing with flights cancelled and travel restrictions in place, both here and in Germany. but we are relieved to report that Michelle Ryan has headed off to Wiesbaden on August 5. 2020, slightly later than originally planned, but nevertheless in time for rehearsals for the new season's productions. Despite this, we were optimisticthat the COVID-29 drisis would have improved by August, in time to stage the two days of Semi-Finals and the Opera finale at Deaikin Edge. We were planing tpo reduce capacity in the ausitorium, bur berlieved that with limited audience numbers and adherence to social distancing the events could go ahead.
So we put out a cll for entries in april. We were vindicated by a satisfying number of applications, with talented young Australian opera singers responding from all over australia. Our adjudicating panel made their initial selection of the following 12 Semi-Finalsts/
Alison Paris, Soprano, QLD.
Carcy Carroll. Baritone, VIC
Karina Bailey, Soprano, SA.
Andrew willians, Baritone, NSW.
Georgia Melville, Soprano. NSW.
Marrhew Reardon, tenor, NSW.
Jane Magao, Soprano, VIC
Tomas Dalton, Tenor, NSW.
Sandra Liu, Soprano, NSW.
Daniel todd, Tenor, VIC,
Genevieve Dickson, Mezzo-Soprano,. NSW
Joshua Oxley, Tenor, VIC.
The singer awarded the Grant will join the ensemble of the Hesssches Staatsteater Wiesbaden for one year from May/June 2021. At this point, we assume t6hat some level of normancywill have returned to our lives, making intenational travel again possible and the awardee's start in Germany much easier.

















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Opera in the Vineyard
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Opera Australia
Opeara State Theatre
Bookings: 1300 136 166


2021 Season


Opera is back at the Arts Centre Melbourne

After the longest interval ever OA is delighted to announse a return to the Melbourne stage.
OA can't wait to welcome you safely back to the theatre 5to enjoy a night out. Book a ticket and remember what its like to gsp, weep and wonder to some of the world's most beautiful music.
Enjoy a new production of Verdi's rare opera Ernani frpm the grand stage of La Scala, with opulent costumes, setsm and some homegrown stars taking on big roles.
If it's spectacle your missing, our critcally-acclaimed production of Aida has it in spades, with immersive digital design and a magnificent cast. Ten towering screens creat ever-changing floor-to-ciling set pieces.
Season: Aida May 6 - 21. 2021. Enami May 14 - 22. 2021 Venue: Arts Centre.

Watch: Ernani trailer



Verdi's monumental music makes this historic epic an enduring favourite. David Livermore's radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience.
Ten towering digital screens create ever-cvhangiong floor-to-ceiling set pieces. Immersive digital video design ranges from rich symbolism to vivid landscapes>
Opulent costumes and props reflect the splendour of Egypt at the height of its power. together with cramatic video, the massed grandeur of the famous Triumphal March is a visual and musical feast.
Tahu Matheson conducts a magnificent cast. Sensational American soprano Leah Crocetto performs as the enslaved princess, Aida, while Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida's rival, Amneris.
Italian tenor Stefano Colla makes his Opera Australia debut as Radamés, the man they both love.
Season: May 5 - 22. 2021.




Emani is an outlaw ready to fight for his honour and die for his ideals. But our hero is caught in a love quadrangle. Can he win the hand of the beautiful Elvira, who is already promised to her elderly uncle de Silva and coveted by the Jing of Spain.
this opera has intrigue, dicguise, betrayal and adventure, like all the best medieval tales. Love can triumph over almost anything, but in this story with a surprising ending, honour has the final say.
Emani was Verdi's fifth opera. Seventy ears after its premiere, it became the first complete opera ever recorded. That;s testament to the rousing music. You'll hear all the composer's trademark colours on display, passionate choruses, emotional arias and flawless ensemble writing.
In this co=production wth La Scala, director Sven-Eric Bechtolf embraces the melodrama of the story creates play within a play. It's an excuse for lavish period costumes, masks and headdresses.
Verdi specialist Renato Palumbo consucts the stunning score. OA has assemled an exciting cast, led by Diego Torre as the brave Emani and Natalie Aroyan as Elvira. Baritone Vladimir Stoyanov sings the role of the King of Spain, with Alexancer Vinogradov as Elvira's Uncle.
Season: May 13- 22. 2021.


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Melbourne Opera
Bookings: Ticketmaster 9650 1500

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Opera Studio
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Savoy Opera
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Victorian Opera

Bookings: 1300 723 038


Celebrating 15 Years

Victorian Opera celebrates 15 years of being the State Opera company. They are proud of everything they have achieved the performances given and the 32 new worls they have xommissioned since the formation of the company on October 6, 2005.
Victorian Opera continues to reimagine the potential of opera nad musical theatre for everybody.
To continue the 15th anniversary and the comotment to developing the art form, the Company now announces a new Australian opera for 2021, Parrwng Lifts the Sky, Nand the Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Opera Prize foremerging talent.
The Victorian Opera Company has released a special book reflecting on the Company's history of commissions. Thirty-two over Fifteen, Victorian Opera's Commissioned Works 2005-2020 will be available to sownload or order pre-order a print copy go to

Parrwang Lifts the Sky

by acclaimed Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham, tells the creation story of the sunrise adapted from the oral history of the Wathnsurong of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula., it will be the family opera for 2021.

The Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Prize

will be awarded in 2021 to emerging artists. The $50,000 Opera Prize will enable recipients to work in residence with Victorian Opera and develop their operatic careers through specialised coaching, mentoring and performance. Applications close October 30. 2020. To find out more go to,au

2021 Season

The Pearl FishersThe Pearl Fishers

Jojn Victorian Opera at the Sydney Myer Music Bowl to rediscover the joy of live perfoance. Sit back and watch the stars shine, both above and on stage in one of opera;s greatest hits, Bizst's The Pearl Fishers.
Enjoy delicious food and drink options, including a lineup of Melbourne's best food trucks. A range of gourmet hampers can be pre-ordered to share on the night.
Melbourne;s iconic open-air venue has been transformed into a COVIC-19 safe space with individual seats, tables and private deck seating options available.
With good weather forecasted, let yourself be transported to the land of Ceylon as balmy sea breezes carry the perfume of French romanticism. Con't miss this treeasure trove of music and lyricism.
Season: Thursday April 22. 2021 at 7.30pm. Venue: Sydney Myer Musoc Bowl.

Parawang Kifts the Sky

Did you know that Parawang the Magpie created the first dawn? This new Australian opera by soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham tells the creation story if sunrise based on the oral traditions of the Wadawurrung Cpuntry/
Season: June 12. 2021 at the Playhouise Melbourne's Aet Centre.


Quetioning patriachal norms and the stories we're used to telling, it's theshow that redefined modern opera. Created by some of Australia's most ingenius musical minds and performed by aq trio of divas tp die for.
Season: June 29, 30 & July 1-2. 2021.






Shoestring Opera|
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Bookings : 61 2 9318 8200


Opera Australia tour returns to over 35.000 children in 2021.

Opera australia is thrilled to announce it is returning to schools across NSW in 2021, with the relaunch of its NSW Scools tour that it will present The Barer of Seville to over 100 primary schools from March 15 to September 10. 2021.
Provising a fantastic opportuity to engage kids with music, the 2021 NSW Schools tour is avbailable for bookings by primary schools across the state. Proven to deliver vast benefits for children, learning music can increase students self-confidence, elf-discipline and learn team work skills.
The Barber of Seville is a favourite opera for kids and this 60 minute-long productionwas specifically created to appeal to all ages. Featuring a cast of four opera singers and a flexible set design, schools can host the opera in their gymnasium., hall or even a clssroom.
Teachers who book the tour will receive curriculum-focused resource materials. Learning objectives include playing instruments and musical expression, with pre-performance and post-shw activities designed to enhance the children's experience of opera.
Since 2000, Opera Australia has taken opera to more than 800.000 NSW school students and is committed to continue to bring opera to young audiences across Australia.
The 2021 Sciils tour will operate within a COVID-19-safe environment, making the health and wellbeing of students, teachers, parents and the artists the number one priority.
Parents, teachers and local communitry members interested in booking NSW Schools Tour to visit their local school can visit

The Bourne Foundation

Opera Australia has partnered with The Bourne Foundation to offer year 11 and 12 students $20 tickets to see Verdi's La Traviata during its current season atr Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
School students with an interest in music, drama, fashion, art and design are invited to experience the joy of live opera with subsuided tickets at a cost of $20 each for students and their teachers.
In recognition of the tough year COVID-19 caused for Australia's youth, including education, enjoyment and mental health challenges. The bourne Foundation is enabling access to Opera Australia productions for school students at a dramatically reduced price. The offer was designed especially for those who are geographically ir financially challenged.
Teachers can organise attendance by a group of students, in the form of a school excursion, or by individual students accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets are available for the following performances of La Traviata Sydney Harbour. Tuesday April 13. & 14. 2021 at 7.30pm.
Places are limited .Additional productions mayy be made available later in 2021.



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Pinchgut Opera


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Opera Australia
Bookings: 02 9318 8200

The Ring Cycle

Come on an exhilerating adventure with men and maidens, gods and fragons and swarves. As greed and violence threaten to destory the heavens and earth, a glimmer of hope rises from an unexpected source.
This Wagner's Ring Cycle - the pinnacle of opera - a 25 hour epic performed over four nights.
Enjoy a week in sunny Queensland and see a spectacular new production by visionry Chimese Director Shi-Zenk Cheng.

SEASONl October 29 - November 20. 2021. .

The Operas

Das Rheingold

The Ring Cycle opens with this magnificent prelude.
The struggle for power and wealth Das Rheingold irrevocably alters the prder of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga.
Running time approximately two hours and 30 minutes with no interval.

Die Walküre

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous Ride of the Valkyries.
In Das Walküre plunges headlong into the hughlyu emotional world of humanity.
Running time appoximately five hours and 45 minutes including two intervals of 75 and 40 minutes.


The Ring Cycle third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a sngle figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinfe into the greatest hero of the age.
Running time approximately six hours, including to intervals of 75 and 30 minutes.


The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung's tale of treachery and destruiction. All seems lost after naked emotion betrays love, and villains outsmart heroes.
Running time: approximately six hours and 40 minutes including two intervals of 90 and 35 minutes.

Season: November 10 - December 5. 2020. Venue: Lyric Theatre Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets on sale Monday - Friday 9am-5pm on 02 9318 8200 Tickets go on dale on July 2, 2019




Verdi's monumental music makes this historic epic the world's most populsr opera



David Livermore's radiant production is a thrilling thatrical experience. Fromn the gamous Triumphal Marchto the itimate ending every scene is specatukar.
Opulent costumes and props reflect the splenmdour of Egypt at the height of its powers.
In this special Brisbane event, Francesco Lanzillotta conducts an exciting cast. Magnificent soprano Natalie Aroyan performa as the enslaved princess Aida. Elena Gabouri performs as her rival Amneris and Diego Torre as the man they both love, Radames.
Baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat delighed audiences at the BBCCardiff Singer of the World competition in 215. He sings the commanding role of King Amonasro, the ensl;aved Ethiopean King.
A huge chorus plus 20 dancers and actgors add to the ,assed grandeue on stage.
Season:Novembr 17 - December 4. 2020. Commencing 7.30pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre. Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Running time approximately two hours and 50 minutes.




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Dunstan Playhouse

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