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Jackson Vs Jackson

Jackson Vs Jackson

Feb 19 - 8:00 PM - Mar 27 - 9:00 PM

The must-see hit show Jackson Vs Jackson is back at Adelaide Fringe in 2019! Experience all the greats from musical legends, Michael and Janet Jackson in this unmissable tribute concert, delivered in true Gospo style!

Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon

Mar 19 - 6:30 PM

ROB BRYDON, charming Welshman, and cult comedy television superstar from hits The Trip, Gavin and Stacey and Would I Lie To You?, is bringing his brand new live show, I Am Standing Up, to Australian theatres in March 2019. The Swansea-born radio and TV presenter got his big break in 2000 with Marion and Geoff, the series of short comedy monologues on BBC2.


Mar 19 - 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 10, 2019

One event on Mar 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

Choreographer Johan Inger has spent the last twenty years becoming an overnight sensation. While dancing at the Nederlands Dans Theater in the 90s, Swedish-born Inger’s choreographic talent came to the attention of Jirí Kylián and soon he was collecting a series of prestigious awards. But in 2016 he took out the big one: the Prix Benois de la Danse – an Oscar of the ballet world – for Carmen, his first full-length work. A contemporary take on the classic story of…

Georges Bizet Carmen in the Square

Mar 23 - 7:30 PM - Apr 22 - 9:30 PM

Adelaide’s Victoria Square will be transformed into sultry Spain for one summer night in March, as Opera’s most famous seductress Carmen takes over the city centre. This very special family-friendly event combines live opera, a full orchestra and opera chorus, and large screen projection of the action so that no matter where you sit in the Square you’ll have the best seat in the house. Starring mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman as Carmen, the cast includes some of the finest Australian opera…


The Greatest Love Of All – A Tribute To Whitney Houston

Apr 3 - 8:00 PM

In preparation for such an anticipated show, Showtime Australia conducted more than 15,000 auditions across 12 countries before selecting accomplished South African vocalist Belinda Davids who delivers the voice, charm, nuances, and even the gestures of Houston.

Morgan Pearse

Apr 6 - 5:00 PM

Australian baritone Morgan Pearse is increasingly recognised as one of the most exciting and talented baritones of his generation. Equally at home on the world opera, concert and recital stage, Pearse appears in State Opera’s Carmen and then at Ukaria in what promises to be a stunning recital of Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Chad Vindin.

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Love & Devotion | Selby & Friends

May 5 - 2:30 PM

Description of event, any important information: A powerful program presented by three extraordinary performers, this concert explores the music of both Clara and Robert Schumann and their great and devoted friend, Johannes Brahms! ACO Principal Cellist, Timo-Veikko Valve and virtuoso young Australian violinist Grace Clifford unite for the first time with Kathryn Selby for this gorgeous program of music abounding with passion and song.

LEOŠ JANÁCEK Cunning Little Vixen

May 18 - 7:30 PM
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The forest comes alive. One of the great masterpieces of early twentieth century music, this rarely-heard opera will be staged for four performancesonly. Based on Rudolf Tesnohlídek illustrated story published in 1920, Cunning Little Vixen muses on the interaction between human and animal life and the cycles and beauty of nature. Set in an idyllic forest, the story follows a Vixen’s lyrical journey from youth to adulthood. A joyous, life-affirming treat for all lovers of music and theatre, this 90 minute opera…


Jul 5 - 7:30 PM
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Not quite an opera, not quite a musical comedy, Boojum! is an irresistible contemporary snark hunt. Based on Lewis Carroll’s legendary poem “The Hunting of the Snark”, Boojum! leads us on a journey as we uncover Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll, or as he was known to his family Reverend Charles Dodgson.Described as possessing a ‘Gilbert-and-Sullivan-meets-David-Lynch vibe’ the piece is both a human examination of Carroll and his moral true-self Dodgson, and a meandering, quirky, beautiful feast of words and music. It is nothing short…

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From Russia with Love | Selby & Friends

Jul 7 - 2:30 PM

Selby & Friends takes listeners on a musical tour of composers who were influenced by Russia, either by having been born and bred there or receiving patronage or assistance from Russian nobles.


Cosentino | Anything is Possible Tour

Jul 16 - 7:30 PM

Australia's world-renowned entertainer and 'International Magician of the Year', COSENTINO, will be taking his spectacular new live show ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE across the country.

Christina’s World

Aug 2 - 7:30 PM
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Christina, in middle age, is obsessed by a desire to return to the house of her youth and the imagination she created there – a kind of second Eden of lost childhood and the Pastoral Dream. She succeeds in conjuring her young self, a hesitant and idealistic dream figure who gradually takes on the characteristics of a ‘real’ Christina – a contradictory, perverse, tragi-comic adolescent with a fierce egocentric life of her own. But the house is peopled by malignant…

Girls’ Night Out

Aug 9 - 7:30 PM

Superstar conductor Simone Young leads the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and a stellar line-up of artists in a very special evening celebrating the music of Richard Strauss. A composer who famously ‘thanked the Almighty Creator for the gift and inspiration of the female voice,’ Strauss’ music showcases the female voice like no other. Young is joined on the concert platform by four of Australia’s operatic powerhouses: Emma Matthews, Catherine Carby, Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Lisa Gasteen, who come together for one-night only. This is…

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Aug 10 - Aug 11

Today, Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, announced the Australian leg of his The Man. The Music. The Show. WORLD TOUR which commences in August this year.

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The Game Changers | Selby & Friends

Sep 8 - 2:30 PM

Exploring composers whose influence made a significant impact upon the world of classical music is the premise behind this extraordinary program of sonatas and trios by Kats-Chernin, Ravel, Britten, and Dvorak.

Ian Bostridge

Sep 13 - 7:30 PM

Tenor Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America. Nominated for fifteen Grammys, Ian Bostridge is renowned for his performances of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Britten. In a very special performance at Elder Hall he will sing a program that includes Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis.

Madeline Lee

Oct 4 - 7:30 PM
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Madeline Lee tells the story of B24 bomber Lady Be Good and her nineman crew who disappeared without a trace over Libya, North Africa in 1943 following their first and only combat mission. Taking elements of the story as portrayed in the  tele-movie Sole Survivor, Madeline Lee explores how memory, isolation and identity are affected by traumatic events. The opera concentrates on the relationship between the dead crew and the Major, who heads the search and rescue party sent to…

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Beethoven’s Back! | Selby & Friends

Oct 27 - 2:30 PM

Selby & Friends’ 2019 season finale revisits the great master with a return to the music of all-Beethoven by popular demand.

Gilbert and Sullivan – The Mikado

Nov 9 - 7:30 PM
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famous opera The Mikado bounces along as a riot of colour, comedy and cutting commentary. It’s a Hello Kitty, pink polka-dotted, smart-phone-selfie world called Titipu and its residents are a mad bunch of bureaucrats, young schoolgirls and a captivating cougar named Katisha. It is quite simply beautifully executed comedy. FESTIVAL THEATRE 9 Nov, 7.30pm 13 Nov, 7.30pm 15 Nov, 7.30pm 16 Nov, 7.30pm 20 Nov, 7.30pm 23 Nov, 1.00pm TICKETS Premium $140 A Res $100 B Res $80…

Madama Butterfly

Nov 14 - 7:30 PM
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A timeless tale of honour, love and selfless devotion, Madama Butterfly, is quite simply, powerhouse romantic opera. Puccini’s luminescent ‘Humming Chorus’ holds all the promise of a summer’s night, all the perfume of cherry blossoms — and all the anguish of a young girl desperately in love. An exquisite new production with sumptuously detailed costumes and scenery bathed in dreamy washes of colour, is as devastating as it is beautiful. Madama Butterfly is grand opera, on a grand scale. FESTIVAL THEATRE 14 Nov,…

Wallis Giunta

Dec 6 - 7:30 PM

Winner of the prestigious Young Singer of the Year at the 2018 International Opera Awards, Wallis Giunta is a rising star in the operatic world. The Irish-Canadian mezzo-soprano has performed throughout Europe and North America, stunning audiences with her dramatic and musical prowess. State Opera is delighted to welcome Wallis Giunta to make her Australian debut at Ukaria presenting a recital program of Art Song and Lieder.

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