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Dec 14, 15 mat, eve, 17, 18 mat, eve, 19

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

The Australian Ballet: Cinderella
Cinderella (Enrico Cecchetti, Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa, Alexei Ratmansky)
Australian Ballet
Sun 16 Dec at 14:30

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney

Haydn's Farewell
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 12 in A, K414 (K385p) (HIP)
Haydn, Symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor "Farewell” (HIP)
Bach J. C., Symphony in G minor, Op.6 no.6 (HIP)
Australian Haydn Ensemble
Erin Helyard, Director
2019 Jan 02, 03, 04, 05, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23, 31, Feb 02, 05, 08, Mar 16 mat, 20, 22, 25, 28

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Opera Australia
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
Nicholas Milton, Conductor
Dane Lam, Conductor
Gale Edwards, Director
Brian Thomson, Set Designer
Julie Lynch, Costume Designer
Maija Kovalevska, Mimì
Ivan Magrì, Rodolfo
Diego Torre, Rodolfo
Samuel Dundas, Marcello
Luke Gabbedy, Marcello
Anna Princeva, Musetta
Julie Lea Goodwin, Musetta
Lorina Gore, Musetta
Shane Lowrencev, Schaunard
Taras Berezhansky, Colline
David Parkin, Colline
Graeme Macfarlane, Benoît
Andrew Moran, Alcindoro
Hugh Halliday, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Jan 15, 18, 24, 29, Feb 01, 04, 07, 09 mat, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, Mar 01, 05, 08, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 mat

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Turandot
Puccini, Turandot
Opera Australia
Christian Badea, Conductor
Graeme Murphy, Director
Kristian Fredrikson, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Amber Wagner, Turandot
Dragana Radakovic, Turandot
Andeka Gorrotxategi, Calaf
Yonghoon Lee, Calaf
Hyeseoung Kwon, Liù
Richard Anderson, Timur
Graeme Macfarlane, Emperor Altoum
Christopher Hillier, Ping
Virgilio Marino, Pang
John Longmuir, Pong
Andrew Moran, Mandarin
Kim Walker, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Jan 25, 30, Feb 02 mat, 06, 09, 12, 15

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Wozzeck
Berg, Wozzeck
Opera Australia
Andrea Molino, Conductor
William Kentridge, Director
Sabine Theunissen, Set Designer
Greta Goiris, Costume Designer
Michael Honeyman, Wozzeck
Lorina Gore, Marie
John Daszak, Drum major
John Longmuir, Captain
Richard Anderson, Doctor
Dominica Matthews, Margret
Virgilio Marino, Andres
Adrian Tamburini, First Apprentice
Sitiveni Talei, Second Apprentice
Shanul Sharma, Madman
Luc De Wit, Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Feb 02, 05, 06

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Bach, Komm, Jesu, komm! - motet, BWV229
Pärt, Summa
Bach, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Cantata, BWV190
Pärt, Collage über B-A-C-H: Toccata
Bach, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Psalm 117) - motet, BWV230
Bach, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf - motet, BWV226
Grigorjeva, In Paradisum
Sculthorpe, Djilile
Pärt, Berliner Messe
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Sun 3 Feb 2019 at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Bach, Komm, Jesu, komm! - motet, BWV229
Pärt, Summa
Bach, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Cantata, BWV190
Pärt, Collage über B-A-C-H: Toccata
Bach, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Psalm 117) - motet, BWV230
Bach, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf - motet, BWV226
Grigorjeva, In Paradisum
Sculthorpe, Djilile
Pärt, Berliner Messe
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Feb 22, 26, 28, Mar 02, 04, 07, 09 mat, 11

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Werther
Massenet, Werther
Opera Australia
Carlo Montanaro, Conductor
Elijah Moshinsky, Director
Michael Yeargan, Set Designer
Sabina Myers, Costume Designer
Michael Fabiano, Werther
Elena Maximova, Charlotte
Stacey Alleaume, Sophie
Luke Gabbedy, Albert
Richard Anderson, Le Bailli
Nicholas Jones, Schmidt
Andrew Moran, Johann
Constantine Costi, Revival Director
Opera Australia's Children's Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Mar 06, 09, 15, 18, 21, 23 mat, 26

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Salome
Strauss R., Salome
Opera Australia
Johannes Fritzsch, Conductor
Gale Edwards, Director
Brian Thomson, Set Designer
Julie Lynch, Costume Designer
Lise Lindstrom, Salome
Jacqueline Dark, Herodias
Andreas Conrad, Herodes
Paul O'Neill, Narraboth
Alexander Krasnov, Jochanaan
David Parkin, 1st Nazarene
Christopher Hillier, 2nd Nazarene
Gennadi Dubinsky, 1st Soldier
Jonathan Alley, 2nd Soldier
Virgilio Marino, 1st Jew
Brad Cooper, 2nd Jew
Benjamin Rasheed, 3rd Jew
John Longmuir, 4th Jew
Andrew Moran, 5th Jew
Sian Pendry, Herodias's Page
Alexander Hargreaves, Cappadocian
Andy Morton, Tenor
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Mar 12, 13, 15 mat, 16

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Beethoven & Prokofiev
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op.80 (arr. Lorenza Borrani)
Tabakova, Such different Paths, for string septet (Australian première)
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 16 in F major, Op.135 (arr. strings)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Lorenza Borrani, Violin
2019 Mar 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Apr 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21

Handa Opera, Sydney Harbour, Sydney

West Side Story
Bernstein, West Side Story
Opera Australia
Guy Simpson, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director
Brian Thomson, Set Designer
Jennifer Irwin, Costume Designer
Julie Lea Goodwin, Maria
Alexander Lewis, Tony
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Apr 05, 06 mat, eve, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 mat, eve, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 mat, eve, 22, 23, 24, 25

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

The Australian Ballet: Verve
Aurum (Alice Topp)
Constant Variants (Stephen Baynes)
Filigree and Shadow (Tim Harbour)
Australian Ballet
Sun 7 Apr 2019 at 17:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Bach and Telemann
Bach, Easter Oratorio, BWV249
Telemann, Die Donnerode, TWV 6:3
Pinchgut Opera
Alexandra Oomens, Soprano
Anna Dowsley, Mezzo-soprano
Richard Butler, Tenor
David Greco, Baritone
Andrew O'Connor, Tenor
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Erin Helyard, Director
2019 May 01, 02, 03, 04 mat, eve, 06, 07, 08 mat, eve, 09, 10, 11 mat, eve, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 mat, eve

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

The Australian Ballet: The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince (Graeme Murphy)
Australian Ballet
2019 May 18, 21, 22

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Branford Marsalis
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for clarinet solo
Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras: no. 5 for voice and 8 cellos (Ária)
Beamish, Viola Concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock
Ginastera, Concerto for Strings, Op.33
Branford Marsalis, Saxophone
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Satu Vänskä, Director
Sun 19 May 2019 at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Branford Marsalis
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for clarinet solo
Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras: no. 5 for voice and 8 cellos (Ária)
Beamish, Viola Concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock
Ginastera, Concerto for Strings, Op.33
Branford Marsalis, Saxophone
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Satu Vänskä, Director
2019 Jun 13, 15 mat, 16, 18, 19

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Monteverdi, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Pinchgut Opera
Erin Helyard, Conductor
Chas Rader-Shieber, Director
Melanie Liertz, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Fernando Guimarãres, Ulisse
Catherine Carby, Penelope
Nicholas Jones, Telemaco
Douglas Kelly, Pisandro
Jacob Lawrence, Giove
Lauren Lodge-Campbell, La Fortuna, Ericlea, Minerva
Roberta Diamond, Melanto, Giunone, Amor
Mark Wilde, Eurimaco
Nicholas Tolputt, Anfinomo
Wade Kernot, Antinoo
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Sun 16 Jun 2019 at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Indies & Idols
Lutosławski, Overture for strings
Dessner, Réponse Lutosławski
Stevens, Run Rabbit Run: Suite (arr. Michael Atkinson)
Penderecki, Three Pieces in Baroque Style (I. Aria)
Greenwood, Film music from There Will Be Blood
Szymanowski, String quartet no. 2, Op.56 (arr. Richard Tognetti)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Jun 25, 26, 28 mat, 29

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Indies & Idols
Lutosławski, Overture for strings
Dessner, Réponse Lutosławski
Stevens, Run Rabbit Run: Suite (arr. Michael Atkinson)
Penderecki, Three Pieces in Baroque Style (I. Aria)
Greenwood, Film music from There Will Be Blood
Szymanowski, String quartet no. 2, Op.56 (arr. Richard Tognetti)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Jun 28, 29, Jul 01, 03, 04, 05, 06 mat, 11, 12, 13 mat, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31, Aug 01, 02, 03, 06, 07, 10

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Madama Butterfly
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Opera Australia
Massimo Zanetti, Conductor
Nicholas Milton, Conductor
Tahu Matheson, Conductor
Graeme Murphy, Director
Michael Scott, Set Designer
Jennifer Irwin, Costume Designer
Karah Son, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Hyeseoung Kwon, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Andeka Gorrotxategi, Pinkerton
Diego Torre, Pinkerton
Michael Honeyman, Sharpless
José Carbó, Sharpless
Sian Pendry, Suzuki
Agnes Sarkis, Suzuki
Gennadi Dubinsky, The Bonze
Christopher Hillier, Prince Yamadori
Virgilio Marino, Goro
Alexander Hargreaves, The Imperial Commissioner
Jane Ede, Kate Pinkerton
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Jul 02, 06, 09, 13, 17, 20 mat, 23, 26

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Anna Bolena
Donizetti, Anna Bolena
Opera Australia
Renato Palumbo, Conductor
Davide Livermore, Director
Giò Forma, Set Designer
Mariana Fracasso, Costume Designer
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Henry VIII
TBC, Giovanna
Anna Dowsley, Smeton
John Longmuir, Hervey
Ho-Yoon Chung, Percy
Richard Anderson, Lord Rochfort
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Jul 15, 18, 20, 24, 27 mat, 30

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Whiteley
World première
Kats-Chernin, Whiteley
Opera Australia
Tahu Matheson, Conductor
David Freeman, Director
Dan Potra, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Sat 3 Aug 2019 at 14:30

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Nicole Car and Étienne Dupuis in recital
Unknown, to be announced
Nicole Car, Soprano
Étienne Dupuis, Baritone
Jayson Gillham, Piano
2019 Aug 08, 11 mat

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Andrea Chénier
Giordano, Andrea Chénier (Concert performance)
Opera Australia
Pinchas Steinberg, Conductor
Jonas Kaufmann, Andrea Chénier
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Maddalena de Coigny
Ludovic Tézier, Carlo Gérard
Sian Pendry, Bersi
Dominica Matthews, La comtesse de Coigny
Christopher Hillier, Pietro Fléville
Luke Gabbedy, Mathieu
Graeme Macfarlane, The Abbé
Benjamin Rasheed, L'Incredible
Richard Anderson, Roucher
Alexander Hargreaves, Schmidt, Fouquier-Tinville
Anna Dowsley, Madelon
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Aug 17, 20, 21, 23 mat

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Luminous
Works by Britten
Works by Janáček
Vasks, Concerto for violin and strings ''Tala Gaisma'' (Distant light)
Richard Tognetti, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Lior Elmaleh, Vocals
Bill Henson, Photography, Cinematography, Editing
Sun 18 Aug 2019 at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Luminous
Works by Britten
Works by Janáček
Vasks, Concerto for violin and strings ''Tala Gaisma'' (Distant light)
Richard Tognetti, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Lior Elmaleh, Vocals
Bill Henson, Photography, Cinematography, Editing
2019 Aug 20, 21 mat, eve, 22, 23, 24 mat, eve, 25 mat, 27, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30, 31 mat, eve, Sep 01 mat, 03, 04 mat, 05, 06, 07 mat, eve, 08 mat, 10, 11 mat, eve, 12, 13, 14 mat, eve, 15 mat, 17, 18 mat, eve, 19, 20, 21 mat, eve, 22 mat, 24, 25 mat, eve, 26, 27, 28 mat, eve, 29 mat, Oct 01, 02 mat, eve, 03, 04, 05 mat, eve, 06 mat

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

West Side Story
Bernstein, West Side Story
Opera Australia
Donald Chan, Conductor
Joey McKneely, Director, Choreography
Paul Gallis, Set Designer
Renate Schmitzer, Costume Designer
Opera Australia Orchestra
Sun 25 Aug 2019 at 17:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Valer Sabadus
Unknown, to be announced
Valer Sabadus, Countertenor
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Erin Helyard, Director
2019 Sep 11, 12, 13, 14

The Opera Centre, Sydney

Ghost Sonata
Reimann, Ghost Sonata
Opera Australia
Warwick Stengards, Conductor
Greg Eldridge, Director
Emma Kingsbury, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Richard Anderson, The Old Man
Dominica Matthews, The Mummy
John Longmuir, The Colonel
Shanul Sharma, The Student
Danita Weatherstone, The Young Woman
Virgilio Marino, Johansson
Alexander Hargreaves, Bengtsson
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Sep 12, 17

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Celebrating Mozart
Haydn, Symphony no. 39 in G minor
Mozart, Rondo Concertante (arr. Dejan Lazić)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 14 in E flat major, K449
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Mozart, Symphony no. 25 in G minor, K183 (K173dB)
Dejan Lazić, Piano
Richard Tognetti, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sun 15 Sep 2019 at 15:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Celebrating Mozart
Haydn, Symphony no. 39 in G minor
Mozart, Rondo Concertante (arr. Dejan Lazić)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 14 in E flat major, K449
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Mozart, Symphony no. 25 in G minor, K183 (K173dB)
Dejan Lazić, Piano
Richard Tognetti, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
2019 Oct 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 mat, 29, 31, Nov 01, 02

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Opera Australia
Guillaume Tourniaire, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Jenny Tiramani, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Andrei Bondarenko, Count Almaviva
Shane Lowrencev, Count Almaviva
Ekaterina Sadovnikova, Countess Almaviva
Jane Ede, Countess Almaviva
Paolo Bordogna, Figaro
Andrew Jones, Figaro
Stacey Alleaume, Susanna
Julie Lea Goodwin, Susanna
Anna Dowsley, Cherubino
Richard Anderson, Doctor Bartolo
Dominica Matthews, Marcellina
Graeme Macfarlane, Don Curzio
Benjamin Rasheed, Don Basilio
Kate Amos, Barbarina
Andy Morton, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
2019 Oct 19, 22, 23, 25 mat

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Intimate Bach
Bach, Violin sonata no. 2 in A minor, BWV1003: Andante
Bach, Sonata for violin and keyboard no. 2 in A major, BWV1015
Kurtág, Hommage à JSB
Bach, Selection of Two and Three Part Inventions, BWV 772-801
Marais, Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris
Dean, Approach, prelude to a canon (Australian première)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat major, BWV1051
Brett Dean, Viola
Erin Helyard, Harpsichord
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Oct 24, 26, 28, 30, Nov 02 mat

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Il viaggio a Reims
Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims
Opera Australia
Daniel Smith, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
Paolo Fantin, Set Designer
Carla Teti, Costume Designer
Mariangela Sicilia, Corinna
Emma Pearson, Contessa di Folleville
Julie Lea Goodwin, Madame Cortese
Sian Pendry, Marchesa Melibea
Juan de Dios Mateos Segura, Chevalier Belfiore
Shanul Sharma, Conte di Libenskof
Warwick Fyfe, Barone di Trombonok
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lord Sidney
Luke Gabbedy, Don Alvaro
Giorgio Caoduro, Don Profondo
Conal Coad, Don Prudenzio
John Longmuir, Don Luigino
Jennifer Black, Maddalena
Christopher Hillier, Antonio
Kathryn Radcliffe, Delia
Eleonora Gravagnola, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Sun 27 Oct 2019 at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Intimate Bach
Bach, Violin sonata no. 2 in A minor, BWV1003: Andante
Bach, Sonata for violin and keyboard no. 2 in A major, BWV1015
Kurtág, Hommage à JSB
Bach, Selection of Two and Three Part Inventions, BWV 772-801
Marais, Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris
Dean, Approach, prelude to a canon (Australian première)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat major, BWV1051
Brett Dean, Viola
Erin Helyard, Harpsichord
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Nov 16, 19, 20, 22 mat

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Brahms & Dvořák
Norman, Gran Tursimo (Australian première)
Brahms, Double Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.102
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Richard Tognetti, Violin, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sun 17 Nov 2019 at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Brahms & Dvořák
Norman, Gran Tursimo (Australian première)
Brahms, Double Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.102
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Richard Tognetti, Violin, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
2019 Dec 04, 05, 07 mat, 08, 10

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Farnace
Vivaldi, Farnace, RV 711
Pinchgut Opera
Erin Helyard, Conductor
Mark Gaal, Director
Christopher Lowrey, Farnace
Helen Sherman, Tamiri
Jacqueline Dark, Berenice
Timothy Reynolds, Pompeo
Taryn Fiebig, Selinda
Max Riebl, Gilade
Brenton Spiteri, Aquilio
Orchestra of the Antipodes