The State Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular operetta is a sparkling version that verges on anime.
An exquisite new production of Puccini’s legendary opera Madama Butterfly lands in Australia at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from 14 November until 23 November 2019.
The Mikado – Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous comic opera – plays at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from 9 November until 23 November 2019 in a brilliant new production for State Opera South Australia.
The latest production by the State Opera of South Australia is a magical concoction of song, dance and colour. Written by Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in 1905 The Merry Widow has enjoyed popularity right up to today.
Set in 16th Century Nuremburg, the story explores the annual song competition and rivalries of the Guilds that controlled the city. Pogner, the goldsmith, will give his daughter’s hand in marriage to the winner of the song contest, Walther von Stolzing wishes to take part but fails to understand the archaic rules and regulations that surround the entrants. He is, of course, already in love with Eva. Hans Sachs, the shoemaker, schools him in the requirements and encourages the newcomer to share his ideas. This brings us to Wagner’s main theme, what is art and how do we define it?
This Hamlet is written by Brett Dean, but contains much of Shakespeare’s well-known text. The libretto is by Matthew Jocelyn and the music is complex. This is a Glyndebourne Festival Opera production, brought to Adelaide for the Festival of Arts.
Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.
State Opera in collaboration with the Welsh National Opera present Puccini's masterpiece 'Tosca'.
Verdi’s immense and powerful Requiem will be presented by State Opera of South Australia (SOSA) for two nights only at Adelaide Festival Theatre this August.
Arts lovers will have the opportunity to experience the dance, theatre and musical spectacular, 'Faust', featuring devilishly charming super star, Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
Don Giovanni can tip the opera agnostics over into being believers. This version is certainly capable of doing just that.
SOSA has launched their 2015 season, featuring much-loved classics like Don Giovanni, Faust and the Verdi Requiem, and a number of smaller works.
Greta Bradman, one of Australia’s leading young sopranos, will be joined by internationally acclaimed Australian tenor Rosario La Spina to perform under the canopy of the magnificent Bundaleer Forest in Jamestown at the Bundaleer Festival, on March 22 to 24.
This is definitely a work that should be in every opera lover’s diary this week. This production is filled with superb performances, from the principals through to every member of the chorus.
State Opera have found a winning approach to Offenbach’s operetta that is sure to win friends and influence people, but be prepared for aching ribs, because this production will have you laughing your head off. You might just want to see it twice.
Mezzo-soprano, Milijana Nikolic, is nothing short of stunning in the title role, giving a performance by which future productions will have to be judged.
State Opera start their main stage season for the year with the extremely lyrical music of Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). They have also started it with an absolutely sublime production of this charming opera.
This was a concert that had something for everybody with music from the heavyweights of opera, such as Verdi, Puccini and Wagner, through the darkness and complexity of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, to the fun of The Mikado and on to the jazz influenced works of Gershwin and Bernstein.
The State Opera of South Australia is proud to present its latest production, The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), showing at the Adelaide Festival Theatre for one week only. Georges Bizet’s romantic tale of love, jealousy and redemption centres on Zurga and his friend Nadir and their love for the beautiful priestess Leila, in […]
Graeme Murphy's brilliant new production created in 2008 for the Opera Conference comes to Adelaide for the first time with a stellar cast conducted by Graham Abbott.