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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 Gregory Massingham

15th April, 2021

Ahead of his performance of 'Winterreise' with pianist Stephen Emmerson, we spoke to acclaimed tenor Gregory Massingham to hear more about their rare ...

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Hitting the road for our most ambitious tour ever

25th March, 2021

Opera Queensland has partnered with Beef Australia to premiere its genre-crossing new production, Are You Lonesome Tonight, in close to 30 regional an...

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Sing Sing Sing has a new home at Emporium Hotel South Bank

12th February, 2021

A new Opera Queensland stage is set for 2021 and you are invited to step out of the audience and into the action as a part of Sing Sing Sing. ...

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What to expect from our Adult Workshops

7th April, 2021

Singer and actor Harriet Shari Hughes recently participated in our Adult Vocal Workshops to prepare for an upcoming performance. We spoke to Harriet a...

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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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Our regional chorus perform the Te Deum

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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