OA Summer Season: drama, romance, adventure and comedy

Turandot: An opera of fire and ice

A fantastic opera of poetry and myth, Graeme Murphy’s Turandot transports audiences to an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as suitors answer life-threatening puzzles in an attempt to win the hand of the Ice Princess of the Opera House.

In the lead role, rising star Australian soprano Anna-Louise Cole debuting as Turandot and internationally acclaimed soprano Lise Lindstrom. Joined by Russian tenor Ivan Gyngazov who is making his Opera Australia debut as Calàf. and the South Korean sopranos Karah Son and Mariana Hong who will share the role of Liù.

The Marriage of Figaro: An irresistible mix of comedy and drama

A chaotic whirlwind of mistaken identities turns Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day into a lesson in hilarity and the intricacies of human relationships. Set in the mid-1600s, acclaimed director Sir David McVicar brings to life the entertaining entertainments of Mozart’s lovers and liaisons, tricks and disguises, lust and laughter with a dark, sharp edge.

With luxurious period costumes and sets from Tony Award-winning designer Jenny Tiramani, radiant lighting from David Finn, and a stellar cast of local and international superstars, it’s easy to see why Mozart’s classic comedy continues to charm audiences around the world.

Otello: More relevant than ever.

The unraveling of Shakespeare’s most iconic outsider.

The acclaimed production of legendary director Harry Kupfer of Otello, one of Verdi’s most magnificent works, will return to the Sydney Opera House in July. Distilled from Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Otello is an intense bedroom-like piece that explores otherness, deception and revenge.

Internationally renowned South Korean artists tenor Yonghoon Lee and soprano Karah Son will take on the colossal task of playing two of literature’s most important figures in their long-awaited debut as Otello and Desdemona. Quickly becoming Australians’ favorite villain, Italian baritone Marco Vratogna returns with a spooky portrayal of Iago alongside Virgilio Marino, Sian Sharp, Richard Anderson and John Longmuir.


Season details

Name: An opera of fire and ice
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theater | Sydney Opera House
Date: January 12-March 14, 2022

Name: The Marriage of Figaro
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theater | Sydney Opera House
Date: January 27 – February 18, 2022

Name: Otello
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theater | Sydney Opera House
Date: February 19 – March 19, 2022

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