Opera Australia’s new Artistic Director Jo Davies has announced her highly anticipated 2024 Season, signalling a fresh new perspective at the helm of Australia’s largest performing arts company.
“I’m excited to introduce a season comprising new Australian works and exhilarating renditions of audience favourites presented by some extraordinary creative teams and casts, featuring some of the world’s best artists.” said Ms Davies.
“There is so much Australian talent to harness, which is an exciting prospect for me as an incoming Artistic Director. This not only includes those working locally, but also reconnecting with talent who are based abroad. Alongside this, I am also determined to maintain Opera Australia’s strong connection to the international opera community, ensuring the company continues to build on its reputation for excellence and innovation, and positions itself as a leader in the global creative sector.”
Highlights of Ms Davies’ 2024 Sydney Winter Season include Australian composer Brett Dean’s internationally acclaimed Hamlet starring British tenor Allan Clayton, renowned Australian director Neil Armfield’s production of Watershed, and Sydney Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Kip Williams’ new production of Gilgamesh, along with new productions of Tosca and Il Trittico.
In Victoria the company will extend its footprint, staging performances at venues across Melbourne, including Tosca at Margaret Court Arena, Eucalyptus at the Palais Theatre and Breaking the Waves at Hamer Hall, as well as performing The Magic Flute and Chorus! in the recently refurbished Geelong Arts Centre.
Explore the complete Opera Australia 2024 Season at opera.org.au/discover-2024