Ovation Performance

Aida: Opera on Sydney Harbour

When war breaks out, Radamès is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against Ethiopia. Victory makes Radamès a hero, but tangles his Ethiopian lover Aida in a dangerous royal love triangle and a very personal war. Aida must make an impossible choice when her father begs her to betray her lover for the sake of her homeland.

Aida: Opera on Sydney Harbour

When war breaks out, Radamès is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against Ethiopia. Victory makes Radamès a hero, but tangles his Ethiopian lover Aida in a dangerous royal love triangle and a very personal war. Aida must make an impossible choice when her father begs her to betray her lover for the sake of her homeland.

Carmen: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Carmen, sexy and capricious, taunts the men around her and enjoys their adulation. After attacking another woman at the cigarette factory she has to use her seductive skills on her guard, Don José, to escape going to prison. Passion between Don José and Carmen, and Escamillo, a celebrated toreador, leads to jealousy, violence and death.

Gala from Berlin 2017

Join Joyce DiDonato, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle and enjoy virtuous and ravishing interpretations of Dvořák, Stravinsky, R.Strauss, Shostakovich, Brahms and of course Leonard Bernstein, thus heralding the “Bernstein at 100 Centennial” as it were.

La Traviata: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Violetta Valery is the most famous party girl in Paris. The famed courtesan falls in love with the dashing young Alfredo Germont against her better judgement, but their relationship is doomed on two counts: her illness, and society’s moral views of a courtesan’s place within the world.

Madama Butterfly: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Pinkerton arrives in Japan and inspects a house overlooking the harbour that he is leasing from the marriage broker, Goro. Goro finds him a Japanese bride, CioCioSan. It’s clearly a financial transaction, but on their wedding night their eyes meet & magic happens. Butterfly considers herself married forever, but Pinkerton doesn’t. Pinkerton returns to the US and finds an American wife, while Butterfly waits his return. Years later he returns and is surprised to find Butterfly has borne him a son

Swan Lake

Master choreographer Graeme Murphy’s adaptation of SWAN LAKE, featuring acclaimed performances by principle artists Madeleine Eastoe, Robert Curran and Danielle Rowe.

Swan Lake by Martin Schläpfer (2018)

“Swan Lake” by Peter I. Tchaikovsky is the most famous ballet of all time. In 2018/19 the Ballett am Rhein presents Martin Schläpfer’s version on both its stages in Düsseldorf and Duisburg.

Turandot: Opera on Sydney Harbour

Dragana Radakovic stars as Turandot, the beautiful Chinese princess with a heart of ice. Riccardo Massi is Calaf, the mysterious prince who watches the princess behead a rival suitor and falls instantly in love. Hyeseoung Kwon is Liù, the slave girl in love with Calaf, who knows the secret that will destroy him. In a land of executioners, riddles and fear, can love conquer death?

Yannick Nezet-Seguin

In 2018 Yannick Nezet-Seguin will end his tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for which he will stay Honorary Conductor to become Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York.