Opera Study Groups in Sydney

Northside Opera Study Group 
Opera Lunedi 
Sydney Opera Society

Northside Opera Study Group

Northside Opera Study Group was started in 1975 by a group of opera lovers on Sydney's north side. Weekly lectures are presented by distinguished artists, musicians and academics. These include music, videos, performances by up and coming singers and an annual concert by students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Programs are wide and varied and cover traditional as well as contemporary opera. 

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Opera Lunedì

Opera Lunedi began in 1989 for the study of opera and music appreciation. Meetings are held on Mondays 10am–12.30pm in St Martin's Anglican Church Hall, 9b Arnold Street, Killara (a short walk from Killara Station).

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Sydney Opera Society

The Sydney Opera Society is a group of music lovers which has been meeting monthly on the lower North Shore since the 1980s. There are nine meetings (at 2.00pm at Willoughby Uniting Church, 10 Clanwilliam Street), with talks and one concert each year. 

The talks usually relate to operas being performed locally or to opera films being shown in cinemas. The annual concert is performed by singers from Sydney Conservatorium with all proceeds going to the Conservatorium opera school.


FEBRUARY 9: WERTHER - Massenet - Murray Dahm

MARCH 2: “A Singer’s Musical Life Journey” – Brad Cooper, Opera Australia tenor

APRIL 6: Met ADRIANA LECOUVREUR - Cilea - Murray Dahm*

MAY 4: RETURN OF ULYSSES - Monteverdi - Pinchgut Opera, Speaker TBA**


JULY 6: ANNA BOLENA - Donizetti - Andy Morton


SEPTEMBER 7: WEST SIDE STORY - Bernstein/Sondheim - Dr David Schwartz

OCTOBER 5: IL VIAGGIO A REIMS - Rossini - Dr David Schwartz

NOVEMBER 2: Annual General Meeting 1.15 pm 
FARNACE - Vivaldi - Pinchgut Opera, Speaker TBA ***

*Filmed version from the Metropolitan Opera showing on 6,7, 10 April at Dendy Cinemas, Palace Chauvel and Cremorne Orpheum at various times
** Pinchgut Opera 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 June 
*** Pinchgut Opera 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 Dec

All meetings begin at 2pm. They are held in the Willoughby Uniting Church Conference Centre, 10 Clanwilliam St Willoughby. There are NO steps and there is plenty of parking. M40, 343 bus routes.

Afternoon tea at 4pm, We would welcome donations of something towards the snacks, either a plate, or a small donation towards the cost.

Enquiries to Leona Geeves lg03415@gmail.com