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The Book of Mormon

Jul 2 - Aug 18

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

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Shea Coulee | Coulee With A C

Aug 1 - 8:00 PM

Her name is Shea Coulee and she’s coming back to Australia to slay you with her one woman show, Coulee with a C! You got a taste of the Coulee at the Sickening Ball this year, we know you want more.

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…

Girls' Night Out

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.

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.

Raising the Bar Adelaide

Aug 13

Global award winning event series Raising the Bar is back in Adelaide for the second year in a row delivering topics across creativity and crime, building new brain, parental involvement in kids sport, and war in space (think Star Wars).

Untitled 2003-04, Bill Henson (Photo: Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries and Roslyn-Oxley Gallery)

Australian Chamber Orchestra | Luminous

Aug 13 - 7:30 PM

In 2005 the Australian Chamber Orchestra matched the work of celebrated photographer Bill Henson with music from R.E.M. and Benjamin Britten. A decade since its last performance, Luminous will make its Adelaide premiere.

Tour 4

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.


Sep 11 - Sep 14

Responding to the polar regions of our planet – the Arctic Circle and Antarctica -North/South is an extraordinary double bill from two acclaimed choreographers, Ina Christel Johannessen and Garry Stewart.

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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