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Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera announce inaugural collaboration

A story of religious devotion ending in martyrdom, Handel’s ‘Theodora’ will be staged in concert at Sydney Opera House.

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Vale Jacqueline Dark

The 'indefatigably upbeat' Australian mezzo-soprano died this week, aged just 55.

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What’s in store for season 2024 in the performing arts (part three)

Continuing our round-up of season launches from companies around the country, including a three-part theatrical epic and an ambitious restaging…


Robert Lepage opera announced for Adelaide Festival 2024

Stravinsky’s ‘The Nightingale and Other Fables’ has been programmed by Artistic Director Ruth Mackenzie CBE next year, with more tentpole…


Victorian Opera and Opera Australia have announced their first ever collaboration

In a year that is light on OA’s Melbourne offerings, a new collaboration between it and VO offers food for…


Opera Australia appoints Jo Davies as Artistic Director

The award-winning Welsh director will relocate to Australia in late 2023; Lindy Hume will curate an 2024 summer season in…


$3 million bequest ensures opera award in perpetuity

A major philanthropic gift and a transition to new management will see the Australian International Opera Award renamed as the…


Venice Biennale blockbusters to land in Sydney bigger and better

Two acclaimed works from the Venice Biennale will be reimagined for Sydney’s audience in 2023.


New Artistic Director for Victorian Opera

Stuart Maunder AM is moving states and companies, farewelling State Opera South Australia to lead the flagship Victorian company.


Voss opera returns after 30 years in the wilderness

Based on Patrick White’s novel, the operatic adaptation has not been staged in Australia since 1990.

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