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For more than 400 years, the art form of opera has thrived by connecting with people through stories.

Discover and explore opera with us, as we celebrate and interrogate the extraordinary energy that opera creates through a contemporary lens.

An interview with Jane Sheldon

1st February, 2021

Jane Sheldon is an Australian-American soprano and composer who specialises in the creation and performance of exploratory chamber music. ...

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An interview with Alex Raineri

1st February, 2021

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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Step behind the seams with Opera Queensland wardrobe team

19th June, 2020

Opera Queenslands internationally renowned wardrobe department hasnt let the Covid-19 lockdown hold them back. ...

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Our regional chorus perform the Te Deum

27th October, 2020

After months of rehearsals and post-production work, we are delighted to present Project Tosca a performance of the Te Deum from Act 1 of Puccini&...

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Opera A-Z

A is for Aria

Put simply, an aria is a formal musical composition. Unlike its counterpart the recitative, an aria is performed by a solo artist usually in one of the principal roles of an opera.

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B is for Bravo

Bravo is a one word phrase to express your pleasure and approval when someone, especially in the performing arts, has done something well.

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C is for Conductor

Arguably one of the most visible jobs in music, the conductor is a medium for the composer, responsible for understanding the music intimately and conveying it to the orchestra and singers with gestures they understand perfectly.

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An Aria A Day #167

22nd October, 2020

An Aria A Day #167
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Our regional chorus perform the Te Deum

27th October, 2020

Our regional chorus perform the Te Deum
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This Is Opera

There’s a preconception that the opera is an exclusive club – ancient stories, delivered to wealthy audiences in a foreign language.

At Opera Queensland, we know that these stereotypes fall wide of the mark. Of course, you don’t have to speak four languages and have a PhD in Classical Music to enjoy what we do.

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