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An epic opera about gods and monsters, human frailty and the power of love. Mozart’s genius is on full display.

Dinner on Us

Sydney - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

20 February - 15 March 2024

See a performance at Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia will shout you dinner!

The prices are shown when you're selecting seats. Opera Australia will make a dinner reservation for you and your guests at Eastbank, Circular Quay or Searock Grill, Circular Quay two hours before your performance begins. Order from the 'Dinner on us' menu from 5pm and enjoy your meal with a complimentary glass of wine or beer, before strolling to the Sydney Opera House.

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“Far from the sea, a storm rages within me, fiercer and far more painful.” – Idomeneo

Drowning at sea in a vicious storm, the King of Crete makes a terrible vow to Neptune. To save his ship and his men, he will sacrifice the first human life he encounters on land. Bound by his rash promise, Idomeneo comes ashore and meets his own son. The choice he makes next sets the vengeance of the gods upon the people of Crete.

Rooted in the ancient mythology of the Trojan War’s aftermath, Mozart’s epic opera remains a story for our time. It explores human themes we recognise today: the fallout of war, natural catastrophe, grief, love and human frailty.

In Lindy Hume’s new production, the human emotion and mythic power of the drama is reflected in an immersive set evoking the epic seas, skies and rugged coastline of ancient Crete.

A vivid showpiece of the composer’s power, brilliance, sweeping scope and idealism, Mozart wrote Idomeneo when he was just 25 years old. Renowned opera conductor Johannes Fritzsch conducts a brilliant cast featuring German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade making his Opera Australia debut in the title role alongside talented Australians Caitlin Hulcup, Celeste Lazarenko and Emma Pearson.

Opera Australia

Organiser: Opera Australia

Opera Australia is one of the world’s most celebrated opera companies with an ambition to bring an Australian stamp to telling great stories through song, and a commitment to develop and nurture new generations of Australian talent on and off the stage.

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