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Opera Australia - Regional Vocal Scholarship

Calling the next generation of opera and musical theatre stars

At Opera Australia we are encouraging senior secondary studens across regional Australia to dream big with the Regional Vocal Scholarship.
Year 11 and 12 students from four regional areas interested in opera or musical theatre, are invited to apply for this wonderful opportunity. The four successful students will receive the Scholarship prize of a week-long visit to Sydney in January 2021, where they take in amazing opportunities including exclusive workshops with inducstry leaders, tickets to world-class performances at the Sydney Opera House, and the chance to perform for Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and Opera Australia guests.

Applications are submitted using the online form and each student should provide two videos singing in opera, classical or musical theatre pieces.
Opera has the power to move, to change lives, to touch something great in us all, and make us recognise in ourselves what it is to be human. The experience of watching and participating in live performance are unique and enfirgettable, and should be acailable to all.
If you would like to receive updates on the Regional VocalScholarship please register your interest via this inline form


to Opera Australia PO Box 291 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012. Opera



Students must be in Year 11 or in Year 12 at the time of applying.
Students residental address must be 50 kms or further from their nearest capital city centre (applications from Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory are exempt from this critea).

Applications for the 2020 Regional Vocal Scholarship will open in May.

Opera Australia will collect the following during the Round One application.
Contact information.
A Letter of Recommendation from a musical or vocal teacher.
2x links to audition pieces. The pieces must be operatic, classical or musical theatre style. The links should be listed on vimeo or YOU TUBE only, must be unlisted or private with passwords provided. Each viseo should be no more than 5;00 minutes long.

The rour successful applicants will be notified in November, and are invited to attend the Scholarship Week in January 2021. This week includes. among other things, voice and acting training with professional Opera Australia staff, an indight into the opera and musical theatre industries through backstage tours and exclusive performance opportunity. Travel, accomadation and meals are provided.



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2020 Season

Opera Australia
Announces closure of Melbourne’s Autumn Season due to run May 6 – 30. Their only scheduled performances of Grand Opera in the southern capital this year, will regrettably not go ahead.
The program included the Melbourne premiere of Graeme Murphy’s eagerly awaited production of Madama Butterfly, the first of Opera Australia’ fully digital productions to be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne. Along with Wagner’s classic Lohengrin and the Verdi spectacular Attila that opened in Sydney to rave reviews before being cancelled after just two performances.  


Fiddler on the Roof

Experience Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler afn Dakh) in a new way - performed in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family.
Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world for over 55 years with its humour, warmth and honesty. It follows the heart-warming journey of a family whose traditions are turned upside down as the modern world starts to effect life in their idyllic village. this classic tale is a celebration of life, love, family and ultimately a story of hope.
Season: November 15 - December 20. 2020



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Melbourne Opera
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Victorian Opera

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Three Tales - Music Workshop

Following an exclusive livestreamed preview on 2017, Victorian Opera invited you to wotness the next step of development of ots upcoming commission Thee Tales - a trio of new operas based on the legendary French author Flaubert's Tres Contes.
Hear the completed works in their rawest form in an intimate concert ahead of a fully steged production in 2020.


2020 Season


Victoria Opera advises that due to COViD-19 the following productions have been cancelled. Cinderella, Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird, Three Tales, and the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ense,ble (VOYCE) concert.
Victorian Opera request the patience of subscribers and ticket holders to these productions. The ticketing team will contact you in the near future regarding the state of your ticet order. For any ugent concerns or questions please contact or phone (03) 9001 6412 Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm.

The Who's Tommy

Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities if rock n' roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s. From their iconic 1969 rock opera album tommy comes a five-time Tony Award winning musical - a high - energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Tommy's traumatic childhood leaves his senses paralysed, but despite being deaf, dumb and blind, the teenager plays a mean pinball game. His extraordinary talent catapults him to international superstardom in this inspiring story of hope, healing and triumph ove aversity.
Season: August 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21. 2020 at 7.30pm Venue: Palais Theatre St Kilda.

Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City)

Admired by Mahler and Puccini, Korngold was only 23 when he composed this mysterioua and hallucinatory study of grief, memory and obsession. Based on a novella by Belgian Symbolist poet Georges Rodenbach, Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) was one of the biggest hits of the 1920s but has rarely been staged since.
Unable to deak with the death of his wife, Paul retreats from the world to live in his memories. When he meets a dancer who bears an uncanny resemblence to his wife, his emotiohnal state rapidly unravels leading to hallucinations.
Season: August 21 at 7.30pm Venue: Hamer Hall.

Die Freunde Von Salamanka (The Friends of Salamanca)

Known for his humanitym, Schubert loved gathering his friends for musical parties to share his latest songs. Never performed in his lifetime, this Schubert rarity is a unique opportuity to see the master songwriter bring his geniua to opera wioth a light-hearted singspiel about the amorous adventures of student united by friendsip.
Alonso, Diego and Fidellio live a carefree existance in the Spanish university town of Salamanca, surrounded by hills and vineyards. alonso needs a little help from his friends to rescue his love Olivia from the idiotic Count Formes, so they devise a cheeky prank to ensure she falls for Alonso. Love is in the air when the two groups f friends meet.
Season: September 25 at 7.30pm & 27. at 3pm & 7.30pm. 2020 Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne Playhouse.

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Charles Perrault's treaured fairy tale has enchated children for generations. With its magical transformation of poor servant girl, Cendrillon (Cinderella) to the belle of the ball with dazzling glass slippers, this beloved story is full of love, hope, and fantasy.
Season: Satruday June 13. 2020 at 11am, 2pm, 5pm. Venue: Arts Cente Melbourne Playhouse.

Margaret Fulton: The Musical

As Austral.ia's first culinary queen, Margaret Fulton long reigned supreme in the country's kitchens, she taught a growing nation how to cook. From uiches and scones to nasi goring and crème brùlée, her recipes revolutionised Australia's palate from 'meat and three veg' to the flavours of the world.
Based on the best selling autobiography I Sing for My Supper: Memories of a Food Writer, Margaret Fulton the Musical brings her inspiring story to the stage.
Season: September Tuesday 15, 2020 at 6.30pm Wednsesday September 16. 2020 at 1pm, Thursday & Friday September 17 & 18, 2020 at 7.30pm & Saturday Septembeeer 19, @020 at 1pm & 7.30pm. Veue: Arts Centre Melbourne Playhouse

Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird

In the 1950s when musical exotica was all the rage, Yma Sumac was a sensation - an Incan princess who astounded American audiences with her five octave range and larger-than-life personality. She was a best-selling artist for Capital Records, toured the world and appeared in a movie with Charlton Heston. Her songs have been sampled in lounge music, hip hop and movie soundtracks.
This one-woman show is a passion for Helpmann Award-winning cabaret performer and soprano Ali McGregor, whose admiration for Sumac has led her acquiring a collection of the singer's jewellery and clothes in which she performs.
From the bird-like trills of Chunco to a mambo version of the Queen of the Night, McGregor brings her astounding voice to Sumac's music. B etween vocal pyrotechnics she tells the Sumac's story and her own journey discovering this fascinating artist.
Season: Thursday June 18 - Friday June 19. 2020 art 7.30pm & Saturday June 20, 2020 at 1pm & 7.30pm.

2020 Special Events

Greta Bradman Talks

What's Old What's New, thoughts on Fashion and Relevence in Music
Season: Thursday March 5. 2020 at 6.3-pm
Thursday March 19, 2020 at 6.30pm Veneu: Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Baby Bilby Sings

Victorian Opera opens its doorsto toddlers and their families for a musical adventure and rhe foirst chance to experience opera. sing, listen, play and start a lifetime love of music.
Season: Friday March 13. 2020. at11am. Venue: Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Trivia Night: The Biggest Opera Buff(A)

Who composedPellos and Melisance? What year did Peter Grime;s preniere? What was Richard Wagner's last opera?
Victorian Opera has combined their love of opera for a special one-off Victorian Opera Trivia Night.
Seaspnm: Friday March 27. 2020 at 7pm. Venue: Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio.

Five Days in May

Cabaret Evening: Music at close range, confessional,. personal. songs that if they wwere cut - would bleed.
Friday May1,Friday May15, Friday May 29. 2020 at 7pm
Big Sing. Join the chorus and celebrate your love of singing. No experience necessary and all welcome.
Season: Friday
May 8, Friday May 22, Friday May 27, 2020 at 7pm. Venue: Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Voice Concert

Victorian Opera's Youth Chorus Ensenmble (VOYCE) showcase their extraordinary talent in their annual concert.
Season: Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 7.30pm. Venue: Playhouse Arts Centre Melbourne

Glimpses from Ransom

Join Victorian Opera for a fascinating colloquirum about the legacy ofr Homer in opera. Featuring guest speakers PeterTregear and Kerry Murphy, hear excerots from Barry Conygham's new opera Ransom based on avid Malouf's retelling of the Iliad.
Saurday October 3. 2020 at 3pm. Venue: Hortu Hall Hemstritch Studio.

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

Yarra Valley Opera Festival
The Yarra Valley Opera Festival puts you. The audience, at its heart: it exists to move you with thrilling stories, superb music and astounding voices.
Hels in an intimate 250 seat pop-up theatre with tiered seating, let the story, music and singing reverberate acoustically around you, with brilliant sets, lighting and costumes your visual feast.
The Enchanted Pig
A delightful fairy-tale English opera with hilarious twists and turns.
October 18 – 25 at 7pm
October 10 -27 at 2pm. Venue; Olinda Yarra 17 MacIntyre Lane Yering.
Classic Italian opera through a new lens. Sung in English and re-scored for electric guitar, amplified orchestra, this well-loved Shakespearean epic turned modern-day fable of a murderous leader.
October 19 at 7pm.
October 26 at 2pm. Venue: 17 MacIntyre Lane Yering
Co human beings learn from the past mistakes? In 2019, as in 1643, individual whims and values associated with status form a lethal combination. A brilliant contemporary take on a roman story.
October 19 at 2pm.
October 26 at 7pm.
Venue: 17 MacIntyre Lane Yering.

A Very Very Very Short History of Opera.

Fresh from a string if standing ovations on the Viking Orion Cruise Liner, this romp through 400+ years of opera – in chronological order with slightly cheeky introductions – gives an overview of the development of style, music and insight into conventions and misconceptions!
October 25 at 2pm. Venue: Memo Hall 235 Maroondah Hwy. Healesville.
Satellite Events & Pop-ups
Famous tunes fill the Garden – as part of Open Garden Scheme Victoria.
October 27 at 1pm. Venue; Wingspread 1380 Myers Creek Road Toolangi.






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2020 Season

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she's free and free sprited. Could a little love change anything?
Arrive early t enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Drink in the view as the setting sun glimmers over the city skyline. Then take your seats in the con=mfortable randstand to enjoy a 'ravishing visual specatcle'
Season: March 27 - April 26. 2020. Venue; Fleet Stepd. Mrs Macquaries Point.

La Bohème

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends; lives change forever.
When Mimi meetsw Rodilfo, it's love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musetta and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can't warm a freezing winter. The bohemians have some growing up to do.
Set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin, this is one of Opera Australia's most popular attractions.
Season: January 2 -30. 2020. Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre Sycey Opera House.


In the colourful streets of a colonial city, carmen is a red hot spark.

She sings her siren song and syddenly, Don José's world id a light wih a volatile fire.
This vibraant productionof Bizet's opera features glamorous girls and bullfighting boys in eye-popping colours. There are smugglers in suits, parades and punches, lust and loathing aplenty.
Irrstible Spanish tunes include the famous Toreador Song and the flirty Habaners. Underneath those infectious rhythms, the dark undercurrent of fate pulses. Carmen knows she's dancing with death.
Season: January 11 - March 26. 2020. Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

Don Giovanni

He's Mad. He's Bad.
He's Dangerous.
But damn him to hell, his serenades are devine.
It's the last day of Don Gipvanni's life but he doesn't know that.
For opera's own Casanova, it's just another day of pleasure seeking. Stealing a bride on her wedding day. Breaking into a woman's bedroom in the dead of the night. Killing her furious father.
|but before the curtain even rises, Mozart reveals his fate. An earth shattering chord from the orchestra signals the gates of hell clanging open. Don Giovanni'd cebauched days are at an end.
When e hears a voice from beyond the grave, warning of imending punishment, Don Giovanni has no fear. Half-mocking half-earnest, he invites the statue of the man he's just killed to dinner. Will he come?
Season: January 24 - February 27. 2020. Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatree. Sydney Opera House.


What would you give up your soul for?

Faust intends to win his heart's desires, even if it costs him his soul.
The charming Mephistophélès offers him a salacious journey through life'spleasures. Faust bargains away eternity and dives right in, But as the lives around him start to unravel, the devil, it seems, is in the detail.
This grand production sets the opera in the decadence and debauchery of 1820's Paris. Cathedral columns tower behind a crumbling proscenium arch, where Faust;s terrible pact plays out in all its sisnister splendour.
Season: February 10 - March 11. 2020. Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.


The King of the Huns meets is match

No one can stand before Attila and his hordes, until a warrior woman turns his head. As he opens his heart to his prisoner Odabella, the barbarian king reveals his weakness.
So the scene is set for one of the great revenge operas of the 19th century: an early Verdi in the vein of Aida.
Director David Livermore fuses video projections with colossal set pieces to create an awe-inspiring world for Atrila.

In the prelude a mournful cello draws you down into the gravity and turmil of war. Verdi's score is full of darkness rhythm and life, displaying the composer's gift for creating emotion

Season: March 12 - 28. 2020 Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House


Verdi's monomental music makes this historic epic an enduring favourite. Davide Liverore's radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience.

Ten towering digital screens creat ever-changing floor-to-ceiling set pieces. Immersive digital viseo design ranges from rich symbolism to vivid landscapes.
Opulent costumes and props reflect the splendour of Egypt at the height of its power. Together whith dramatic video, the massed grandeur of the famous triumphakk March is a visual and musical feast.
This a story of love so strong it defies enemy
this is the story of a kingdom in triumph and a
|}nation in chains.
this is a story of betrayal.
Season: June 25 - August 10. 2020.

Roberto Devereux

Elizabeth ruled her country. But she couldn't rule his hear.

Elizabeth has been the Virgin Queen too long. She relishes the attention of a younger courtier: the ambitious Roberto Devereux. But Devereux stands accused of treason. Elizabeth has to choose between her country and her heart.
this tale of love, lust and betrayalin teh tudor royal court strays a long way from history, but makes a sensational plot. Add Donizzetti;s luxurious music, a brilliant cast and an extraordinary new production, and it becomes a must see.
Season: Jume 20 - July 16. 2020. Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House.

La Juive

A young couple begin a dangerous passionate affair. In their world a Jew cannot love a Christian>
The punishment is death. when it all comes out, Rachel faces two impossible choices. Deny her love, and save her lover. Deny her God, and save herself.
Secrets, sex and bitter religious rivalries lead to human tragedy on a grand scale. This is rare chance to revel inthe gorgeous music of one of the grand French operas. From stunning sacred choruses to impassioned arias, Halvy's epic opera is a trea.
Season: July 14 - August 7. 2020. Venue" Joan Sutherland Theatre. Sydney Opera House.

Eugen Onegin

Tanyana is a dreamer, lost in romantic stories. When dashing Eugene Onegin walks into her world, she feels her oen love story begiing. But Onegin rejects her passion.
Eugene Onegin os the journey from what could be to what might have been. Between lies tragedy.
Tchaikovsky's sumptuous oera is a study in reminisce and regret.
Season: July 25 - August 8. 2020. Venue" Hoan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House

The Secret Garden

When it premiered on Broadway in 1991, The Secret Garden took New York by storm. Toney /awards, national tours and international productions all followed. Now, for the first time in 25 years, this sensational musical returns to australia in all its glory.

Mary Lennox arrives at her uncle's farm to find sidtant grieving relatives and an uncared for garden. The story centres around the orohned Mary as she and a young gardener breathe new life into the secret garden. Mary blossoms too, and through this she tends to all the hearts around her.
Season: August 4 - September 6. 2-2-. Venue: Lyric Theatre

The Light in the Piazza


Pinchgut Opera 2019 Season


By Vivaldi
Season: December 4 - 10. 20-19.

2020 Season

Sp;sndour of Venice

The rich and sonorous sound world created for the splendour of St Mark;s in Venice vomes to Sydney.

Shing music for voices and brass, as glorious as the gold mosaics of St Mark's Basislica. Immerse yourself in the transcendent beato of Allegri's sublime Misere and the rich resonances of Renaissance masters Claudip Monteverdi and Giovanni Gagbrieli: the otiginal surround sound.
Season: April 26. 2020 Venue: The Great Hall University of Sydney.


Médée's passion for Jason turns to murderous fury when he shifts his attention to a younger woman. Is there anything she won't do to get revenge?
Charpenter's sendual lyicism and dramatic insight take us deep inside the minf and heart of this terrifying woman who refuses to be a victim - even at the cost of her own flesh and blood.
Season: June 18 0 23. 2020. Venue: City Recital Hall, Angel Place.




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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.

The Ring Cycle will be performed three times so you can choose from three cycles over a month.

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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