Opera events in Australia

Aida

Aida

This historic epic is a perennial favourite
Rigoletto

Rigoletto

This humdinger of an opera has everything
The Turk in Italy Editor's Pick

The Turk in Italy

A riotous comedy with a knockout score

From Italy's greatest master of laughs comes a riotous comedy with a knockout score. It skips and sparkles from the gruffest of bass notes to the impossibly high reaches of Stacey Alleaume's coloratura. Andrea Molino leads a cracking team of comic talents, including Paolo Bordogna in his side-splitting performance as the Turk. Simon Phillips' playful production wrings every last laugh from Rossini's ridiculous romp. Gabriela Tylesova's gelato-coloured costumes and clever, cartoonish sets are stars in their own right: a candied cherry on top of this rather outrageous ice-cream sundae. “It's just about as much fun as you can have in an opera house,” said Phillips, and the critics agreed. She’s flirtatious, audacious and unspeakably bored. He’s geriatric, sycophantic and easily ignored. Add a handsome prince, A gypsy minx, And a poet in need of a plot. Put this classic Rossini In vintage bikinis and a rollicking good time we’ve got!