Opera Companies

The Bayreuther Festspiele

The official Bayreuth Festival website.

Seattle Opera

The Seattle Opera in the USA is noted for its performances of the works of Richard Wagner. From 1975 it regularly performed Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Opera Australia

Opera Australia is Australia's national opera company, resident at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.

It is led by Chief Executive Craig Hassall and Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini.

Opera Australia is dedicated to enriching Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera and presenting opera that excites audiences and sustains and develops the art form. It is Australia's largest and busiest performing arts organisation, with over 600 opera performances a year, including two mainstage opera seasons in Sydney and Melbourne and a range of other activities including opera concerts and free outdoor performances in Sydney's Domain and Melbourne's Myer Music Bowl.

In addition to a number of Wagner operas over the years, Opera Australia staged Neil Armfield's acclaimed production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in Melbourne in 2013 and again in 2016. It will present Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Melbourne later in 2018.

Pinchgut Opera

Pinchgut Opera, based in Sydney, rediscovers baroque and early classical opera masterpieces.

Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera


Victorian Opera is an opera company based in Melbourne, Victoria. The company was founded in 2005 by the Victorian Government as a replacement for the Victoria State Opera. It commenced operations in January 2006.

Der fliegende Holländer was staged in 2015, with the use of ground-breaking 3D technology.

Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera Company was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit company dedicated to producing opera and associated art forms at realistic prices. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria and tours over an area between Canberra in the north and Hobart in the south.

The company has regularly performed Wagner operas in recent years: Tristan and Isolde (2018), Lohengrin (2017), Tannhäuser (2015) and Rienzi (2014, 2013).

State Opera of South Australia

The State Opera of South Australia aspires to make exciting and innovative experiences for its audiences, building on a national and international reputation for excellence and ground-breaking productions.

A landmark production of Der Ring des Nibelungen was staged in Adelaide in 1989 and again in 2004. A concert performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Act III will be given in August 2018.