Coming events in Australia

 - 2019 -

'A night in Vienna' - Vienna Soirée, Bradley Cooper & Konzert Kollectiv: 9 August

7.30pm, Friday 9 August - Mosman Art Gallery

Bradley Cooper - tenor
Madeleine Easton - violin
James Beck - cello
Katherine Day - piano

A programme of Viennese classics Strauss, Lehár, Kálmán, Stolz, Korngold & Kreisler Kabarett & Wienerlieder.


2020 German-Australian Opera Grant, Opera Finale: 10 August

The aim of the German-Australian Opera Grant is to promote emerging Australian opera singers in the early stage of their professional life with operatic stage experience capable of meeting the high quality standards of this major German Opera House. From a large field of talented candidates, the adjudicators have selected 12 young opera singers to showcase their talent at the Semi-Finals on Friday 9 August. This day of rigorous auditions will be followed by the Opera Finale on Saturday 10 August, a concert with the four selected Finalists.

Semi-Finals: Friday, 9 August 2019, 10.30am - 4pm
The Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne 

Opera Finale: Saturday, 10 August 2019, 2:00pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Bookings are open online and close on 26 July:

* Semi-Finals on Friday 9 August: 

* Opera Finale on Saturday 10 August:


SSO in Richard Strauss and Fauré: 23, 25 and 26 October 2019

Richard Strauss harnesses music’s ability to express the inexpressible in Death and Transfiguration, a moving journey into a blazing eternity. And Strauss recalls this youthful work in the serene farewell of Four Last Songs. Strauss’s late masterpiece is sensuously in touch with the joys of life, even as life slips away. The songs luxuriate in the autumnal richness of an opulent orchestra and the beauty of the soprano voice, here the exquisite Erin Wall.

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem for soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra remembers the dead and consoles the living with music of poignant elegance and heavenly beauty. It is one of the most beloved sacred works in the repertoire – timeless, contemplative and radiant.

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'All-Wagner Gala', TSO, Hobart: 2 November 2019

7.30pm, Saturday, 2 November 2019
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey Street, Hobart

Following her triumphant and award-winning performance with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016, Nina Stemme returns to Hobart for an 'All-Wagner Gala'. Appearing with her is fellow Swede John Lundgren, acclaimed for his Wagner interpretations at the Bayreuth Festival, Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Marko Letonja, conductor of the 2016 concert, is the third star in the evening’s firmament.

This all-Wagner gala delivers emotion-filled and epic scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, including Wotan’s Farewell (Die Walküre) and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene (Götterdämmerung), as well as the Ring’s most stirring orchestral episodes, such as the Ride of the Valkyries and Siegfried’s Funeral Music. The concert also includes highlights from The Flying Dutchman.

Tickets from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra:


- 2020 -

Fidelio, Melbourne Opera: 5, 8, 11, 13 February

To celebrate the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is proud to present Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio, conducted by leading international Maestro Anthony Negus.

With the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Chorus And Orchestra.

An all star cast has been assembled under the direction of Hugh Halliday including Kirstin Sharpin as Leonora, Australian international stars Warwick Fyfe and Brad Daley as Pizarro and Florestan and current Herald Sun aria winner Rebecca Rashleigh as Marzelline.


Lohengrin, New OA/La Monnaie co-production in Melbourne: 16, 20, 23, 29 May 2020

Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch 

No further details available yet.

Tristan und Isolde, Opera Queensland: 28, 31 October 2020

In concert with the Opera Queensland Chorus and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall, QPAC.

Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Director: Patrick Nolan
Isolde: Meagan Miller
Tristan: Simon O’Neill

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Ring Cycles In Brisbane, AO: 10 November–5 December 2020

Opera Australia has announced a new production of the Ring Cycle - on a high-tech digital set - at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre between 10 November and 5 December 2020. 

Performance dates at Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Cycle 1: 10 – 17 November 2020
Cycle 2: 19 – 26 November 2020
Cycle 3: 28 November – 5 December 2020

Booking periods
Priority booking periods are offered to members of the following groups. Bookings open in 2019 on:

13 June — Wagner 2020 Syndicate
18 June — Opera Australia Patrons
20 June — Opera Australia Subscribers, Queensland Performing Arts Centre Members
26 June — Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Subscribers
2 July — On sale to the public
23 July — Instead of buying a standard cycle, from this date you may purchase the four operas of the Ring Cycle in the date order you prefer. For example, you could buy the four performances on Saturday. You must still buy all four operas in the Cycle.

The Ring Cycle is a special event and is not part of Opera Australia’s regular season. Each Ring Cycle is sold as a 4-opera series and tickets are available for complete 4-opera cycles only. Concessions are not available.

Premium $2200
A Reserve $1800
B Reserve $1000
C Reserve $380

Philippe Auguin (Conductor)
Shi-Zheng Chen (Director & Production Designer)

WOTAN / WANDERER Vitalij Kowaljow
BRÜNNHILDE Allison Oakes
SIEGFRIED Stefan Vinke
ALBERICH Warwick Fyfe
MIME Andreas Conrad
SIEGMUND Rosario La Spina
SIEGLINDE Anna-Louise Cole
FASOLT / HAGEN Daniel Sumegi
GUNTHER Luke Gabbedy
GUTRUNE Maija Kovalevska
LOGE John Longmuir
FRICKA Jacqueline Dark
FAFNER / HUNDING Donald Thomson
DONNER Michael Honeyman
FROH Dean Bassett
ERDA Liane Keegan
WALTRAUTE Deborah Humble
SIEGRUNE Ileana Rinaldi
WOODBIRD Stacey Alleaume