Opera Australia

Opera Australia

Guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for grandiose musical drama, this feast of concert films from Opera Australia captures performances that range from deep classics set against Sydney’s magnificent harbour to mesmerising productions staged at the Sydney Opera House.

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  • Opera Australia: Staging an Opera

    Ever wondered just how much work goes into an opera production? How does it all begin? Who does it involve? 'Staging an Opera' delves into how resident company Opera Australia brings their productions to life. Enter the world of Bizet's iconic opera 'The Pearlfishers' and find out what it takes f...

  • Opera Australia: Turandot (2016)

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    Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, 2016.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)

    Puccini’s tale of love and death comes to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in this spectacular and thoughtful production from 2016.

    Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng brings ...

  • Opera Australia: Aida (2015)

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    Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, 2015.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)

    When war breaks out, Radamès is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against Ethiopia. Victory makes Radamès a hero, but tangles his Ethiopian lover Aida in a dangerous roya...

  • Opera Australia: La Traviata (2012)

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    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)
    Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, 2012.

    Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Could a little love change everything?

    Experience the joy and heart...

  • Opera Australia: Carmen (2013)

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    Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, April 2013.
    Sung in French with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)

    Carmen, sexy and impulsive, taunts the men around her and enjoys their adulation. After attacking another woman she has to use her seduction skills with her guard,...

  • Opera Australia: La Bohème (2018)

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    Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, 2018.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)

    Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour might take place in Sydney’s temperate autumn each year, but snow fell across the harbour in 2018.

    That snow is an integral part of this...

  • Opera Australia: The Marriage of Figaro (2010)

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    Recorded live at Sydney Opera House, 2010.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles

    A chaotic whirlwind of mistaken identities makes the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna a lesson in hilarity in this 2010 production, directed by Neil Armfield.

    With a witty, fast-moving libretto and hum-along melo...

  • Opera Australia: Don Giovanni (2011)

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    Recorded live at Sydney Opera House, 2011.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles

    Award-winning opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes shines as the womanising Don Giovanni in Opera Australia's fantastic take on Mozart's favourite.

    Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
    Director Gör...

  • Opera Australia: La Bohème (2011)

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    Recorded live at Sydney Opera House, 2011.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles

    Since its premiere in 2011, Gale Edwards’ sparkling production of La Bohème has become one of our most popular productions ever. Set in Berlin in the early 1930s, the production sizzles with the creative energy, gl...

  • Opera Australia: Madama Butterfly (2014)

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    Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, 2014.
    Sung in Italian with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)

    Madama Butterfly is a magnificent work by Puccini with a ravishing score. This unique interpretation by La Fura Dels Baus and Opera Australia is still a faithful telling...