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Aida on Sydney Harbour
A historic epic and an utterly relatable human tragedy - Opera Australia brings you Verdi's masterpiece, set on Sydney Harbour's water stage.
La Traviata - Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour 2021
Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance. A giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage.
21 September 2021
Rigoletto on the Lake
Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling masterpiece comes to the breath-taking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz.
17 September 2019
La Bohéme on Sydney Harbour (2018)
From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
13 October 2018
Previous events in Opera
La Bohème: Live from Taormina
An atmospheric Italian production of La bohème, broadcast live from Teatro Antico di Taormina, sitting under the shadow of Mt Etna in Sicily.
Turandot on Sydney Harbour
Turandot: the Puccini classic, the final opera from one of the greats - created especially for the jaw-dropping Handa Opera's water stage.
15 September 2016
Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour
One of the world's most spectacular events, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, returns to cinemas with a modern retelling of this Puccini classic.
18 September 2014
Opera Australia: Don Pasquale
Opera Australia brings Donizetti's comic opera to life, with its warm and bright Italian scenes and lyrical arias.
12 December 2013
Carmen on Sydney Harbour
An awe-inspiring production by Gale Edwards, set on a stage suspended above the water on Sydney Harbour.
25 July 2013
Opera Australia: A Masked Ball
A visceral Opera Australia production, as mindboggling and daring as it is musically lush.
20 June 2013
Opera Australia: Don Giovanni
Teddy Tahu Rhodes portrayes the libertine Don Giovanni in this Opera Australia production.
10 February 2012
Opera Australia: Lakmé
Delibes' greatest opera, performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory.
2 December 2011
Opera Australia: La bohème (2011)
Opera Australia brings the classic story of La bohème to 1930s Berlin.
14 October 2011
Opera Australia: Der Rosenkavalier
Opera Australia presents a stunning production of Strauss & Hofmannsthal's most famous opera.
9 September 2011
Opera Australia: Rigoletto
OA's 2010 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, recorded at the Sydney Opera House.
3 December 2010
Opera Australia: The Marriage of Figaro
Neil Armfield's sparkling production of Mozart's most popular comedic opera.
16 October 2010