This month, music features strongly, starting with the smash hit musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company and featuring musical legend Caroline O’Connor.
For opera fans, Opera Australia presents Puccini’s electrifying Turandot
conducted by the renowned Christian Badea in Melbourne, and State Opera South Australia will perform The Mikadoand Madama Butterfly. Our symphony orchestras are in full flight as Nina Stemme returns to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Queensland Symphony Orchestra performs breathtakingly beautiful music from Tchaikovsky and Beethoven as part of the Maestro season, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra closes their season with Mahler’s dark and theatrical Klagende Lied, conducted by the legendary Simone Young.
There’s a wealth of dance to choose from, too. Sydney Dance Company celebrates 50 years of defining contemporary dance with a thrilling double bill from Rafael Bonachela and Gideon Obarzanek, while West Australian Ballet will delight all ages with the Australian premiere of Alice (in wonderland). What would Christmas be without the Nutcracker? Queensland Ballet and the Australian Ballet will keep the tradition alive this December, while the seasonal magic continues with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Sir Andrew Davis’s award-winning reorchestration of Handel’sMessiah and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra'sshare
timeless musical treasures in this year's Noel Noel What better way to mark the end of the year?
The full list of opening nights can be viewed here.