Opera Australia 2021
Explore our 2021 productions and plan a year of fabulous nights out.
Gather the friends that you love to laugh with, and the shoulder you want to cry on, and book tickets now. Buy three or more performances and receive a 15% discount.
Home of the world's most popular musical, making its triumphant and long-awaited return onto the world stage this year - Book your tickets now! Coast Opera Australia, supported by the Coast Opera Australia Orchestra, launches its 2021 season on the dam at Saddles at Mount White. Sit back with a picnic box and a glass of something cold while you listen to some of Australia’s finest operatic artists, as well as our own homegrown emerging artists, sing our most loved classic arias as. Opera Australia announces its 2021 Sydney Winter Season A brand new production of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, starring Australian soprano Jessica Pratt, comes to Sydney alongside the return of Aida and Attila.
The Merry Widow
Sydney Opera House 5–16 January 2021
A frothy comedy, bubbling over with memorable tunes, elegant dance numbers, and realistic, likeable characters.
See it if you like Champagne and frivolity, Midnight in Paris.
Sydney Opera House 2–13 February 2021
A medieval tale of heroes and villains, lovers and betrayals, featuring Verdi’s signature rousing music.
See it if you like adventure stories, thrilling ensemble singing, passionate choruses.
Sydney Opera House 22 February–13 March 2021
An ordinary woman finds the courage to do something extraordinary, in a thrilling story with some of opera’s most powerful music.
See it if you like World War Two films with a good romance thrown in, breathtaking sets, dramatic stories with music to match.
Sydney Opera House 1–10 March 2021
Opera Australia 2021 Melbourne
A short psychological thriller about a new bride and a sinister castle. Evocative music draws you right into the chilling tale.
See it if you like holding your breath in movies, ambiguous endings that will leave you wondering, Wozzeck or King Roger.
La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point 26 March–25 April 2021
The 3.5-tonne chandelier sparkles with 10,000 crystals. The biggest scenes feature 70 performers on stage and party boats in the harbour.
See it if you like romantic stories, famous tune, fireworks and Pretty Woman.
The Ring Cycle
Queensland Performing Arts Centre 29 October–20 November 2021
Greed, love, murder, jealousy, gods, giants, Valkyries and even a dragon in a four-opera, 15-hour epic.
See it if you like Wagner, The Lord of the Rings, event theatre.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre 3–19 November 2021
A royal love triangle and an epic historic war. This production features floor-to-ceiling LED panels as an impressive, immersive set.
See it if you like historic epics like Ben Hur, awkward love triangles, spectacular costumes, screens on stage.