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Opera Queensland is the state opera company for Queensland, bringing the joy of opera to all Queenslanders.

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2022 Annual Appeal

Our 2022 Annual Appeal supports initiatives like Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program.

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Opera Queensland has a proud history for sharing opera with young audiences.

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Rebecca Cassidy takes inspiration from her roots for Homegrown

Rebecca Cassidy takes inspiration from her roots for Homegrown

Rebecca Cassidy shares her inspiration behind her Studio Series performance Homegrown, and why this performance is set to be a career highlight. Tell ...

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Back to school: Interview with school shows artist Harry Pitts

Back to school: Interview with school shows artist Harry Pitts

We spoke with school show touring artist Harry Pitts about what audiences can expect from the 2022 school shows: The Frog Prince and La Bohème. First...

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Jess Aszodi shares her favourite things with OQ

Jess Aszodi shares her favourite things with OQ

In preparation for her August recital with Opera Queensland, Jessica Aszodi shares what audiences can expect from her upcoming performance My Favourit...

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Q+A with Alex Raineri

Q+A with Alex Raineri

Pianist and producer Alex Raineri spoke to Opera Queensland in the lead up to our upcoming recitals My Favourite Things and Homegrown as part of the B...

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Creating Tragic Glamour with Charlie Davis

Creating Tragic Glamour with Charlie Davis

In the lead up to Opera Queensland’s La Traviata, we spoke with set and costume designer Charlie Davis on his creative inspiration behind the story ...

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The many looks of La Traviata

The many looks of La Traviata

See Charlie Davis’ concept sketches for the looks of La Traviata below. ...

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Dane Lam talks to the magic of Verdi in La Traviata

Dane Lam talks to the magic of Verdi in La Traviata

Opera Queensland Resident Conductor and Associate Music Director Dane Lam speaks to the power of Verdi’s score and why La Traviata is the perfect fi...

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Sarah Giles discusses the dual perspectives in Opera Queensland’s La Traviata

Sarah Giles discusses the dual perspectives in Opera Queensland’s La Traviata

We sat down with La Traviata director Sarah Giles to discuss her approach to Opera Queensland’s upcoming production of the Verdi classic. What is yo...

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Everything you need to know before booking your tickets to La Traviata

Everything you need to know before booking your tickets to La Traviata

Before taking your seat for Opera Queensland’s upcoming production of La Traviata, we have compiled an overview of (almost) everything you need to k...

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Q + A with Jonathon Welch AM

Q + A with Jonathon Welch AM

With our monthly Sing Sing Sing event around the corner, we spoke with guest host and award-winning singer and conductor Jonathon Welch about what bud...

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Jason Barry-Smith to MC Brisbane Pride Choir

Jason Barry-Smith to MC Brisbane Pride Choir

Opera Queensland is proud to support the Brisbane Pride Choir’s latest event – Colours of Pride. The event takes place on June 18 in the historic ...

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Opera Queensland supports Muttaburra Stock Show with origional song

Opera Queensland supports Muttaburra Stock Show with origional song

Opera Queensland is thrilled to lend their voices in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Muttaburra Stock Show (formerly known as Landsborough ...

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The Sopranos tour kicks off across regional Queensland

The Sopranos tour kicks off across regional Queensland

Musical worlds collide in Opera Queensland’s genre– and generation –crossing  production, The Sopranos, which celebrates the bold and r...

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Who is your Soprano soul sister?

Who is your Soprano soul sister?

Shining a light on some of the greatest dramatic moments in the repertoire, The Sopranos challenges our assumptions, inviting us to experience these u...

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A note from conductor, Jessica Gethin

A note from conductor, Jessica Gethin

Music in opera is fundamental in carrying us through this incredibly powerful and vivid art form of storytelling. ...

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Home Grown Opera – Your Chance to Win

Home Grown Opera – Your Chance to Win

Inviting all local raconteurs and storytellers to inspire the next Opera Queensland creation. ...

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Opera Queensland Reveals Season 2022

Opera Queensland Reveals Season 2022

Opera Queensland raises its voice and makes an impact with an inspiring 2022 season ...

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Opera Queensland Welcomes New Board Chair Linda Apelt in 2022

Opera Queensland Welcomes New Board Chair Linda Apelt in 2022

Opera Queensland is delighted to announce respected community and business leader Linda Apelt as the successor to current Chair, Emeritus Professor Da...

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Patrick Nolan reappointed as CEO & Artistic Director

Patrick Nolan reappointed as CEO & Artistic Director

Opera Queensland has reappointed Patrick Nolan as CEO & Artistic Director for a further four-year term. ...

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An interview with Sarah Crane

An interview with Sarah Crane

The Opera Queensland Studio Series continues with A Poet’s Love featuring soprano Sarah Crane and baritone Shaun Brown. In what will be our second c...

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A Poet’s Love – A note from Alex Raineri

A Poet’s Love – A note from Alex Raineri

Alex Raineri, Artistic Director of Brisbane Music Festival, shares his thoughts on the upcoming recital, A Poet's Love ...

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An interview with Shaun Brown

An interview with Shaun Brown

Hot off the heels of his appearance in Songs of Love and War, Shaun Brown will next perform in the Opera Queensland Studio Series. We spoke to Shaun a...

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An interview with Alex Raineri

An interview with Alex Raineri

We recently asked Alex Raineri, Australian classical pianist and Artistic Director of the Brisbane Music Festival, a few questions about his collabora...

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Sing Sing Sing

Sing Sing Sing

Monthly until November 2021

Sing Sing Sing returns to the Emporium Hotel South Bank for a final instalment for 2021 with a Christmas twist! Come and discover the joy of singing i...

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An interview with Jonathan Hickey

An interview with Jonathan Hickey

Well-known to audience across regional Queensland from his lead in Are You Lonesome Tonight, Jonathan Hickey is currently touring a little closer to h...

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