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Jun 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Dark Emu
Dark Emu (Various)
Bangarra
Stephen Page, Director
Jun 21, 23 mat, 25

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Verdi’s Requiem
Verdi, Messa da Requiem
Angel Blue, Soprano
Catherine Carby, Mezzo-soprano
Diego Torre, Tenor
Jérôme Varnier, Bass
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Oleg Caetani, Conductor
Jun 21, 23 mat, 24, 26

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Athalia
Handel, Athalia
Pinchgut Opera
Erin Helyard, Conductor
Lindy Hume, Director
Emma Pearson, Athalia
Miriam Allan, Josabeth
Brenton Spiteri, Mathan
David Greco, Abner
Clint van der Linde, Joad
Cantillation
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Jun 27, 28, 29, 30 mat, eve

Sydney Opera House: Studio, Sydney

Dalisa Pigram: Gudirr Gudirr
Guddirr Guddirr (Dalisa Pigram)
Jun 28, 30, Jul 03, 07 mat, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera Australia
Carlo Montanaro, Conductor
John Doyle, Director
Liz Ascroft, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jessica Pratt, Lucia
Michael Fabiano, Edgardo
Giorgio Caoduro, Enrico
Richard Anderson, Raimondo
John Longmuir, Arturo
Benjamin Rasheed, Normanno
Jane Ede, Alisa
Roger Press, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Jun 30, Jul 03, 04

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Steven Isserlis plays Shostakovich
Adams, Concerto Grosso (World première)
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107
Kats-Chernin, Other (World première)
Haydn, Symphony no. 104 in D major "London"
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Sat 30 Jun at 19:30

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney

Avan Yu - Sydney Recital
Mozart, Piano Sonata in D major, K576
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année, Italie: Sonetto del Petrarca no. 123, S 161 no. 6
Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année, Italie: Sonetto del Petrarca no. 104, S 161 no. 5
Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor, S 178
Avan Yu, Piano
Sun 1 Jul at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Steven Isserlis plays Shostakovich
Adams, Concerto Grosso (World première)
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107
Kats-Chernin, Other (World première)
Haydn, Symphony no. 104 in D major "London"
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Mon 2 Jul at 19:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Simon Trpčeski in Recital
Grieg, Holberg Suite for Piano, Op.40
Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words: selection
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35 (Trans. Gilson)
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Jul 04, 05 mat, 06 mat

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Spirit Realms – Sacred and Profane
Edwards, Symphony no. 2, Earth Spirit Songs
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 5 in D, "Reformation", Op.107
Celeste Lazarenko, Mezzo-soprano
Stephen Hough, Piano
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Julian Kuerti, Conductor
Jul 06, 11, 14, 17, 20, 25, 28 mat, Aug 02, 04, 08, 11 mat, 14, 17, 21, 24

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Opera Australia
Renato Palumbo, Conductor
Elijah Moshinsky, Director
Michael Yeargan, Set Designer
Tracy Grant Lord, Costume Designer
Dalibor Jenis, Rigoletto
Irina Lungu, Gilda
TBC, Gilda
Gianluca Terranova, The Duke of Mantua
Atalla Ayan, The Duke of Mantua
Taras Berezhansky, Sparafucile
Sian Pendry, Maddalena
Gennadi Dubinsky, Monterone
Dominica Matthews, Giovanna
Christopher Hillier, Count Ceprano
Ileana Rinaldi, Countess Ceprano
Benjamin Rasheed, Borsa
Luke Gabbedy, Marullo
Ryan Sharp, Court Usher
Sharon Olde, Page
Hugh Halliday, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Thu 12 Jul at 19:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Mozart’s Fantastic Flute
Schubert, Overture in B flat major, D.470
Mozart, Flute concerto no. 1 in G major, K313 (K285c)
Mozart, Symphony no. 36 in C major, K425 "Linz”
Emma Sholl, Flute
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Haveron, Director
Sat 14 Jul at 19:30

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney

Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin
Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Australian Youth Orchestra
Andrey Gugnin, Piano
Jul 18, 20, 21

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Pictures at an Exhibition
Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36
Higdon, Violin Concerto (Australian première)
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. Ravel)
Benjamin Beilman, Violin
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor
Jul 18, 21 mat, 24, 26, 28, Aug 01, 04 mat, 07, 09, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 25 mat, 27, 29, 31

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Aida
New Production
Verdi, Aida
Opera Australia
Andrea Battistoni, Conductor
Pier Giorgio Morandi, Conductor
Davide Livermore, Director, Set Designer
Gianluca Falaschi, Costume Designer
Amber Wagner, Aida
Natalie Aroyan, Aida
Elena Gabouri, Amneris
Clémentine Margaine, Amneris
Milijana Nikolic, Amneris
Riccardo Massi, Radamès
Yonghoon Lee, Radamès
Diego Torre, Radamès
Warwick Fyfe, Amonasro
Michael Honeyman, Amonasro
Jud Arthur, King of Egypt
Gennadi Dubinsky, King of Egypt
Roberto Scandiuzzi, Ramfis
Jane Ede, Priestess
Dean Bassett, A messenger
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Sat 21 Jul at 18:00

Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney

Cocktail Hour
Ibert, Deux Interludes for flute, violin and piano
Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Massenet, Suite no. 7 "Scènes alsaciennes": Sous les tilleuls (Arr. Leonard)
Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 in C minor "Malinconia", Op.110
Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sun 22 Jul at 15:00

Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney

István Várdai Plays Ligeti, Bach and Kodály
Ligeti, Sonata for solo cello
Bach, Cello suite no. 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Kodály, Sonata for solo cello, Op.8
István Várdai, Cello
Aug 02, 03, 04 mat

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Spanish Nights
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Gigues
Anderson, Piano Concerto, "The Imaginary Museum" (Australia première)
de Falla, Noches en los Jardines de España (Nights in the gardens of Spain)
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Steven Osborne, Piano
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Mon 6 Aug at 19:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Steven Osborne in Recital
Debussy, Estampes
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 6 in A major, Op.82
Debussy, Images, Set 2
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 8 in B flat major, Op.84
Steven Osborne, Piano
Aug 08, 10, 11

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Mahler Six
Britten, Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18
Mahler, Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, Conductor
Steve Davislim, Tenor
Aug 08, 10 mat, 11

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Goldberg Variations
Bach, Canons on a Goldberg Ground (Arr. Tognetti)
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for string quartet
Adès, Four Quarters for String Quartet (Nightfall)
Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Arr. Labadie)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Erin Helyard, Harpsichord
Aug 10, 15, 18 mat, 23, 25, 28, 30, Sep 01

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Rossini, Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Opera Australia
Andrea Molino, Conductor
Simon Phillips, Director
Gabriela Tylesova, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Stacey Alleaume, Fiorilla
Anna Dowsley, Zaida
Graeme Macfarlane, Albazar
Nicholas Jones, Albazar
Juan José de León, Don Narciso
Samuel Dundas, Prosdocimo
Paolo Bordogna, Selim
Warwick Fyfe, Don Geronio
Andy Morton, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Sun 12 Aug at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Goldberg Variations
Bach, Canons on a Goldberg Ground (Arr. Tognetti)
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for string quartet
Adès, Four Quarters for String Quartet (Nightfall)
Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Arr. Labadie)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Erin Helyard, Harpsichord
Tue 14 Aug at 20:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Goldberg Variations
Bach, Canons on a Goldberg Ground (Arr. Tognetti)
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for string quartet
Adès, Four Quarters for String Quartet (Nightfall)
Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Arr. Labadie)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Erin Helyard, Harpsichord
Aug 22, 24, 25 mat

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Brahms Revelation: Symphony No.4
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Dean, Cello Concerto (World première)
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Alban Gerhardt, Cello
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Aug 29, 31, Sep 01, 03

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Brahms Revelation: Favourite Concertos
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture for large orchestra, Op.80
Brahms, Double Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.102
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Andrew Haveron, Violin
Umberto Clerici, Cello
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Sep 06, 07, 08

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Sinfonia Flamenca
Traditional Spanish, Flamenco guitar music
Carmona, Flamenco Symphony
Juan Carmona, Guitar
Paco Carmona, Guitar
El Bachi, Double Bass
Domingo Patricio, Flute
Kike Terrón, Percussion
Sergio Aranda, Dancer
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Sep 07, 08

Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney

Cocktail Hour
Bruch, String Quintet in E flat major
Dvořák, String Quintet no. 2 in G major, Op.77
Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sep 15, 18, 19

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Transforming Strauss & Mozart
Dowland, Lachrimae Antiquae I
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude to Act 1 (Arr Sebastian Gürtler)
Bach, The Musical Offering, BWV1079: Ricercar a 6
Strauss R., Metamorphosen (Arr Rudolf Leopold)
Mozart, Gran Sestetto Concertante, K364
Helena Rathbone, Violin
Aiko Goto, Violin
Nicole Divall, Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Melissa Barnard, Cello
Maxime Bibeau, Double Bass
Mon 17 Sep at 19:00

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Benjamin Grosvenor in Recital
Bach, French Suite no. 5 in G major, BWV816
Mozart, Piano Sonata in B flat major, "Linz", K333 (K315c)
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Trans Borwick & Copeland)
Granados, Goyescas, Op.11 (Excerpts)
Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Sep 19, 21, 22

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: Suite no. 1, Op.64bis
Arabella Steinbacher, Violin
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor
Sat 22 Sep at 18:00

Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney

Cocktail Hour
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Reger, Lyrisches Andante
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for winds in E flat major, K297b (Arr Roman Benedict)
Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sep 26, 27, 28, 29

Opera Centre, Sydney

Metamorphosis
Levinas, Metamorphosis
Opera Australia
Paul Fitzsimon, Conductor
Tama Matheson, Director
Mark Thompson, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Julie Lea Goodwin, Grégor's sister
Taryn Fiebig, Mother
Christopher Hillier, Father
Simon Lobelson, Grégor Samsa
Fri 5 Oct at 13:30

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Ilya Gringolts plays Paganini
Bach C.P.E., Sinfonia in C major, Wq 174
Paganini, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.6 (Arr Bernard Rofe)
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin and 2 cellos in C major, RV 561
Bartók, Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
Ilya Gringolts, Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Julian Thompson, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sun 7 Oct at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Ilya Gringolts plays Paganini
Bach C.P.E., Sinfonia in C major, Wq 174
Paganini, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.6 (Arr Bernard Rofe)
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin and 2 cellos in C major, RV 561
Bartók, Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
Ilya Gringolts, Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Julian Thompson, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Oct 11 mat, 12

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

The Last Days of Socrates
Mendelssohn, The Fair Melusina, overture in F major, Op.32
Haydn, Symphony no. 22 in E flat major "The Philosopher"
Dean, The Last Days of Socrates
Peter Coleman-Wright, Baritone
Andrew Goodwin, Tenor
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Brett Dean, Conductor
Oct 17, 19, 20

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Saint-Saëns, Piano concerto no. 5 in F major, "Egyptian," Op.103
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Conductor
Oct 25 mat, 26, 27 mat

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Beethoven Nine
Haydn, Symphony no. 104 in D major "London"
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Amanda Majeski, Soprano
Caitlin Hulcup, Mezzo-soprano
Kim Begley, Tenor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, Conductor
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Wed 7 Nov at 18:30

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Beethoven Seven
Dean, Engelsflügel (Wings of Angels)
MacMillan, Percussion Concerto no. 2 (Australian première)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Claire Edwardes, Percussion
David Robertson, Conductor
Thu 8 Nov at 13:30

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Beethoven Seven
Paderewski, Overture, for symphony orchestra
MacMillan, Percussion Concerto no. 2
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Claire Edwardes, Percussion
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Nov 09, 10 mat, eve, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mat, eve, 19, 20, 21 mat, eve, 22, 23, 24 mat, eve

Sydney Opera House: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

The Australian Ballet: Spartacus
Spartacus (Lucas Jervies)
Australian Ballet
Fri 9 Nov at 11:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Beethoven Seven
Paderewski, Overture, for symphony orchestra
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Mon 12 Nov at 19:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Prokofiev Five
Paderewski, Overture, for symphony orchestra
MacMillan, Percussion Concerto no. 2
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Claire Edwardes, Percussion
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Nov 16, 17

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

European Tour Farewell Concert
Dvořák, Carnival Overture, Op.92
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Renaud Capuçon, Violin
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Nov 17, 20, 21

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Tognetti's Beethoven
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Violin, Director
Sun 18 Nov at 14:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Tognetti's Beethoven
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Violin, Director
Sun 25 Nov at 19:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Staatskapelle Berlin
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Mon 26 Nov at 19:00

Sydney Opera House: Concert Hall, Sydney

Staatskapelle Berlin
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Nov 29, Dec 01 mat, 02, 04, 05

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Artaserse
Hasse, Artaserse
Pinchgut Opera
Erin Helyard, Conductor
Chas Rader-Shieber, Director
Vivica Genaux, Mandane
David Hansen, Arbace
Russell Harcourt, Megabise
Emily Edmonds, Semira
Andrew Goodwin, Artaserse
Carlo Vistoli, Artabano
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Nov 30, Dec 01 mat, eve, 03, 04, 05 mat, eve, 06, 07, 08 mat, eve, 10, 11, 12 mat, 13, 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