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Opera Australia’s Sydney winter season heats up

This winter, step into the worlds of the great men that define opera – Verdi’s fragile father, Rigoletto, and Mozart’s seductive womaniser, Don Giovanni.

Opera Australia’s Sydney winter season heats up

Rigoletto (26 June – 24 August) 

Dark and deliciously gothic, Roger Hodgman’s period production re-imagines Verdi’s masterpiece in all of its tragic glory. Once you’ve heard Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova swagger through the Duke’s famous aria, ‘La donna è mobile’, you’ll agree that a little candlelit velvet makes everything sound better.

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Don Giovanni (25 July – 30 August) 

He’s sexy. He’s sinister. Meet Don Giovanni, Mozart’s iconic Casanova in this brand new production by the inspiring master of the stage Sir David McVicar. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Australia’s operatic man-of-the minute prepares for another conquest as the lecherous libertine alongside Russian soprano Elvira Fatykhova as Donna Anna. Will the Don finally meet his match?

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Jonas Kaufmann in Concert (10 August) 

If there is one star to witness this season, it’s German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Regarded as the next Pavarotti, it seems only right that he make his debut Australian performance at the Sydney Opera House. Join us for an evening of romance and seduction as Kaufmann performs the world’s greatest tenor arias accompanied by a full orchestra. He’s brought London, New York and Paris to their knees. Australia, you’re next!

Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

The King and I (7 September – 1 November) 

Christopher Renshaw’s triple Tony Award-winning production waltzes back in Sydney 23 years after its Australian premiere. Australian sweetheart Lisa McCune and the suave Teddy Tahu Rhodes star in this sparkling family classic. Experience the sumptuous and profoundly thoughtful musical that continues to inspire theatre goers.

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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