Opera Australia Announces 2024 Season

By David Salazar

Opera Australia has announced its 2024 season, the first under new artistic director Jo Davies.


The Melbourne season opens with “BMW Opera for All,” a concert series in collaboration with Orchestra Victoria.

Performance Dates: Feb. 3, 2024

Next up is “Tosca.” Edward Dick directs and Garry Walker conducts.

Performance Dates: May 24 – 30, 2024

Missy Mazzoli’s “Breaking the Waves” will be conducted by Jessica Cottis and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks. Jennifer Black and Duncan Rock star.

Performance Dates: July 26 & 28, 2024

There will be a Puccini gala featuring Nicole Car, Peter Coleman-Wright, Julie Lea Goodwin, and Joseph Calleja.

Performance Dates: July 25 & 27, 2024

Tahu Matheson conducts the world premiere of Mills’ “Eucalyptus.” The work, written by Meredith Oakes stars Simon Meadows and Desiree Frahn. Michael Gow directs.

Performance Dates: Oct. 16-19, 2024


Paul Fitzsimon conducts “The Magic Flute” with a cast starring Celeste Lazarenko, Shanul Sharma, Andrew Moran, Esther Song, David Parkin, and Jane Ede. Kate Gaul directs.

Performance Dates: Nov. 9-16, 2024

“Chorus!” will spotlight the best ensembles in opera. Paul Fitzsimon conducts and Matthew Barclay directs.

Performance Dates: Nov. 13-15, 2024


“Watershed” will make its Sydney debut in a production directed by Neil Armfield. Brett Weymark conducts and Pelham Andrews and Mark Oates star.

Performance Dates: June 14-16, 2024

Next up is “Tosca.” Edward Dick directs and Johannes Fritzsch and Tahu Matheson conduct.

Performance Dates: June 25 – August 16, 2024

Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts “Il Trittico” in a production by Constantine Costi, Imara Savage, and Shaun Rennie.

Performance Dates: July 3 – 19, 2024

Brett Dean’s “Hamlet” heads to the Sydney Opera House for the first time ever. Neil Armfield directs a production starring Allan Clayton and Lorina Gore. Tim Anderson conducts.

Performance Dates: July 20 – August 9, 2024

David McVicar’s “Così fan tutte” will be conducted by Zoe Zeniodi.

Performance Dates: August 1-17, 2024

Jack Symonds conducts “Gilgamesh.” Kip Williams directs.

Performance Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 5, 2024

Additionally, there will be a National Tour of “La Bohème” as directed by Dean Bryant. Also on offer is a Great Opera Hits concert with dates to be announced.