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SEASON 2020

From Wagner and Verdi to new Australian works, vivid worlds collide in 2020.

Dive into a richly diverse program: a new Australian opera cabaret, a great Australian musical, an epic story of profound love and a grand classic that will take your breath away.

Join us for a season that is intimate and epic, celebrating Queensland’s incredible local talent and international superstars.

SAVE up to 20% when you purchase a subscription package and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including pre-sale access on special events and first choice on your favourite seats.

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LORELEI

27 March – 4 April
Ancient myth meets modern woman in the boundary-breaking new work created by Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff covering musical territory across tango, pop and classical.

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BRAN NUE DAE

24 July – 2 August
Set out on the road trip of a lifetime! A story for all Australians, Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia.

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TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

28 – 31 October
Renowned for its magnificent music and bold use of harmony, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde is one of the most inspiring and influential operas of all time.

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AIDA

17 November – 4 December
Working with phenomenal new digital staging technology, director-choreographer Davide Livermore creates an extravagant theatrical experience of Verdi’s monumental opera.

Throughout 2020, we’re showcasing the extraordinary opera talent we have in Queensland. Join us for a series of intimate recitals with well-known Queensland artists.

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HAYLEY SUGARS

SONGS OF DESIRE
14 and 15 February

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ALEX RAINERI & PETER BASSETT

WAGNER, HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND FOLLOWERS
13 and 14 March 2020

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JOSÉ CARBÓ

A MUSICAL LIFE…SONGS THAT TAUGHT ME HOW TO SING
22 and 23 May

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JASON BARRY-SMITH

A LIFE IN MANY PARTS
19 and 20 June

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BRADLEY DALEY

SONGS OF WAGNER AND STRAUSS
31 July and 1 August

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JOSEPH CALLEJA

THE MALTESE TENOR

10 October

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THE FROG PRINCE

Brisbane Season, 8 – 11 July
Primary Schools Tour, Term 3

Enlivened by the visuals and pulse of a jukebox musical, The Frog Prince leaps into the 21st century with all the transformative wonder that Opera Queensland and shake & stir can muster.

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LA BOHÈME

Secondary Schools Touring Production, Term 3
A contemporary reimagining of Puccini’s masterpiece, this new production of La bohème explores how young people cope with the uncertainty and pressures of today’s world.

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TOSCA QUEENSLAND TOUR

8 – 29 August
Patrick Nolan’s critically acclaimed Tosca tours Queensland in 2020.

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2020 YOUTH WORKSHOPS

6 – 7 April and 21 – 22 September

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2020 ADULT WORKSHOPS

April and September 2020

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2020 OPERA QUEENSLAND GALA

29 August

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