Opera Queensland Announces 2023 Season

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Queensland has announced its 2023 season.


Verdi’s Macbeth is set to be Conducted by Umberto Clerici and directed by Laura Hansford. Jose Carbo, Anna-Louise Cole, and Rosario La Spina star.

Performance Dates: March 9 & 11, 2023

Samantha Clarke Anna Dowsley, Jeremy Kleeman, Brenton Spiteri, Leanne Kenneally, and Shaun Brown star in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” with Zoe Zeniodi conducting and Patrick Nolan directing.

Performance Dates: August 10-26, 2023

Davide Livermore’s production of Verdi’s “Aida” will star Natalie Aroyan, Elena Gabouri, Diego Torre, Michael Honeyman, and Alexander Vinogradov. Lorenzo Passerini conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 6-20, 2023

The company will tour “Lady Sings the Maroons” featuring Jess Hitchcock, Irena Lysiuk and Marcus Corowa.

Performance Dates: TBA

Festival of Outback Opera is set to feature Vanessa Scammell conducting soloists Emma Mathews, Miljana Nikolic, Artur Carlos Barcenas, and Jose Carbo.

Performance Dates: May 16-21, 2023

The Studio Series 

An Ode to my Favorite Composer will star Irena Lysiuk and Alex Raineri.

Performance Dates: March 17 & 18, 2023

I Still Call Australia Home: An Evening with Australia’s Finest Classical Crossover Exports will be led by Paul Tabone, Mirusia, and Alex Raineri.

Performance Dates: March 31 & April 1, 2023

Forty years on forty Stages to Covent Garden will feature Conal Coad and Sarka Budinska.

Performance Dates: June 2 & 3, 2023

Reaching for the Moon Songs from the Silver Screen and Beyond will star Lorina Gore and Alex Raineri.

Performance Dates: June 23 & 24, 2023

Wanderlust: A Wander’s Journey in Song is set to include Sofia Troncoso and Dane Lam.

Performance Dates: Sept. 22 & 23, 2023

Love, Passion and Desire with a Queer Twist will be performed by Michael Honeyman and Sally Whitwell.

Performance Dates: Oct. 6 & 7, 2023

Special Programs 

“Fizz!” will be performed based on Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.”

Performance Dates: Sept. 26-28, 2023

Puccini’s “La Boheme” will be reimagined for special adults.

Performance Date: Sept. 28, 2023