Operas

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Fagerlund - AUTUMN SONATA

Finnish National Opera presents the world premiere of the new Finnish opera AUTUMN SONATA, composed by Sebastian Fagerlund and based on the film of the same name by Ingmar Bergman.

Den Norske Opera: Tosca

Puccini – TOSCA

A new production of TOSCA, live from Oslo, is directed by Catalan director Calixto Bieito. Known for his challenging, sometimes graphic, interpretation of opera and theatre, Bieito’s TOSCA is sure to be a remarkable and moving event.

Oper Stuttgart: L'Ecume des jours

Denisov - L’ÉCUME DES JOURS

A rare opportunity to see L’ÉCUME DES JOURS by Edison Denisov. Oper Stuttgart’s directing team Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito bring out the contemporary drama in a work that moves freely between avant-garde musical styles, opera, jazz and elements inspired by musicals.

Victorian Opera : LA SONNAMBULA

Bellini - LA SONNAMBULA

THE OPERA PLATFORM visits Australia for a concert performance of Bellini’s LA SONNAMBULA by Victorian Opera at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Conducted by Richard Mills, the cast features outstanding singers including Jessica Pratt, Paolo Pecchioli and Carlos E. Bárcenas.

Teatro Real: Madama Butterfly

Puccini – MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Director Mario Gas sets one of Puccini’s greatest operas in Hollywood in the 1930s, creating three simultaneous perspectives: the action on camera, the work behind the scenes and the actual film. Ermonela Jaho sings the role of Cio-Cio-San, a girl tragically in love.

Opera Vlaanderen: SADKO

Rimsky-Korsakov - SADKO

A rare opportunity to see Rimski-Korsakov’s masterpiece SADKO in the new production from Opera Vlaanderen, directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by Dmitri Jurowski. In his lyrical score, Rimsky-Korsakov combines Russian folk music and lively ballads with a dynamic orchestration.

The Opera Company: ACIS AND GALATEA

Handel - ACIS AND GALATEA

Opera Theatre Company reimagines Handel's pastoral tale ACIS AND GALATEA in a rural Irish pub; an unexpected and strangely appropriate setting for Handel’s glorious music – full of emotion, wit, soaring melodies, enchanting choruses, touching arias and comic moments....

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Handel - ALESSANDRO

As the symbol of a triumphant monarchy, Versailles was both an artistic and political hub. Faithful to its history, the Opéra Royal de Versailles continues to be the setting for a variety of cultural events. In 2013, leading international artists staged Handel’s ALESSANDRO.

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Arminio

Handel - ARMINIO

Handel’s ARMINIO was rediscovered thanks to this production first staged at the Handel Festival Karlsruhe in 2016.  The much sought after countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčić not only sings the title role but also directs this production....

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Semele

Handel - SEMELE

In spring each year, the Badische Staatsteater Karlsruhe celebrates Handel in a festival. For the first time since 1982, this important German festival offers a new production of SEMELE directed by Floris Visse, starring Jennifer France in the title role.