Many of the new productions for the Opera Australia 2012 Season have already been leaked (see ‘Opera Australia 2012 Season leaks’ from the 16th January 2011 on this site). The 2012 Season will also include a new production of Rogers and Hammersteins’ SOUTH PACIFIC to be performed during the Winter Season in Sydney.
In addition to the previously leaked new productions of Puccini’s TURANDOT, Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Mozart’s MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), and Korngold’s DIE TOTE STADT, other operas to be staged include Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE and THE MAGIC FLUTE, Strauss’ SALOME, Verdi’s AIDA, Bizet’s PEARL FISHERS, Donizetti’s DON PASQUALE and Britten’s TURN OF THE SCREW.
The final program will be formally announced by the Artistic Director of Opera Australia – Lyndon Terracini, at a launch in the Sydney Opera House Opera Theatre at 1pm on Tuesday, 9th August 2011. Leading Artists, including Cheryl Barker and Rosario La Spina, will join The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra to provide a musical taste of the 2012 repertoire.