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Melbourne Opera prides itself on its commitment to producing high quality, accessible performances for the benefit of audiences and performers. With an ensemble of dedicated performers and administrators, we aim to provide opera of the highest standard to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is proud to present Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio, conducted by leading international Maestro Anthony Negus. An all star cast has been assembled under the direction of Hugh Halliday including Kirstin Sharpin as Leonora, Australian international stars Warwick Fyfe and Brad Daley as Pizarro and Florestan and current Herald Sun aria winner Rebecca Rashleigh as Marzelline.

With the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Chorus And Orchestra.

Gala Extravaganza

Lady Potter AC CMRI Patron-in-Chief and Dr Ian Dickson AM President of Friends of Melbourne Opera request the pleasure of your company at the 2020 Gala Extravaganza – Concert and Dinner in the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall State Library Victoria.

A short pre-dinner orchestral Concert featuring Beethoven’s works, conducted by international Maestro Anthony Negus will precede the formal seated Dinner.

Das Rheingold

Melbourne Opera proudly presents a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold – Part One of The Ring of the Nibelung at the Regent Theatre August 2, 5 and 13.

Conducted by Anthony Negus (with David Kram on Aug 13). Starring Darren Jeffrey, Hrolfur Saemundsson, James Egglestone, Michael Lapina, Lee Abrahmsen, Roxane Hislop, Steven Gallop and Eddie Muliaumaseali’i. Directed by Suzanne Chaundy.

Congratulations Maestro!

Maestro Anthony Negus has won the Victorian Green Room Award for best opera conductor 2018 for Melbourne Opera’s production of Tristan and Isolde. 

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