State Opera of South Australia - Adelaide
18 August 2017

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Pagliacci

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 1

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season
22 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Cavalleria Rusticana

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 1

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season
22 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Tosca

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 4

A strong, passionate Tosca from State Opera in Adelaide
19 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Impressive individual performances in an otherwise safe production
18 Nov 16 / Limelight
The entire package is a 'must see' for any lover of opera
16 Nov 16 / Broadway World
State Opera’s Tosca is a triumph
14 Nov 16 / In Daily
Rosario La Spina on tenors, top notes and Tosca
The Queensland tenor talks all things Cavarodossi in the lead up to State Opera South Australia’s latest staging.
Die Fledermaus

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 1

A sparkling Die Fledermaus entertains in Adelaide
12 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
Coudstreet!

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 5

George Palmer, Gale Edwards and Timothy Sexton do justice to one of the greatest Australian stories ever written
20 May 16 / Limelight
Oopera version of Tim Winton's classic revels in Australianisms
16 May 16 / The Guardian
Cloudstreet is a major Australian success story
15 May 16 / Broadway World
An exciting new opera drama in the Australian idiom
14 May 16 / Bachtrack
This stunning production exceeds all expectations
13 May 16 / In Daily
Die Zauberflöte

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 1

Mozart among the Masons: The Magic Flute in Adelaide’s Masonic Hall
23 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
Faust

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 6

A marvel of colour and movement
11 Sep 15 / Opera Britannia
McVicar’s inspiring Faust triumphs in Adelaide
29 Aug 15 / Bachtrack
Faust is a spectacular work, not seen here for 33 years
25 Aug 15 / Broadway World
Faust’s modern makeover
25 Aug 15 / In Daily
The damnation of Faust
25 Aug 15 / Gay News Network
Teddy Tahu Rhodes has a devil of a time with State Opera SA’s Faust
24 Aug 15 / The Advertiser
Don Giovanni

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 2

Don Giovanni achieves the sexual tension and displays of genuine emotion needed
26 May 15 / Broadway World
Seduced by State Opera’s Don Giovanni
25 May 15 / In Daily
Otello

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 4

Does Otello need to be black?
5 Nov 14 / Opera Britannia
Verdi remastered: Otello on the high seas
1 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Otello comes into the twenty first century
30 Oct 14 / Broadway World
Aircraft carrier sets scene for modern Otello
30 Oct 14 / In Daily
Satyagraha

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 2

A thrilling Satyagraha as a Philip Glass opera-ballet in Adelaide
26 Aug 14 / Bachtrack
Making the Glass shine like new
21 Aug 14 / The Australian (via Google)
Einstein on the Beach

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 2

Einstein on the Beach a mesmerising experience in four acts
23 Aug 14 / Bachtrack
Making the Glass shine like new
21 Aug 14 / The Australian (via Google)
Akhnaten

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 2

A world first for Philip Glass’ portrait operas
21 Aug 14 / Bachtrack
Philip Glass Trilogy off to a superb start
7 Aug 14 / The Australian (via Google)
La Traviata

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 3

State Opera, New Zealand Opera and Opera Queensland dazzle with a new La Traviata
8 May 14 / The Advertiser
Beautifully nuanced staging adds drama to Verdi’s masterpiece
8 May 14 / The Australian (via Google)
La Traviata is a heartrending tale of doomed love, duty, and honour
6 May 14 / Broadway World
La Forza del Destino

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 5

A glass half-full
17 Oct 13 / Opera Britannia
The real diva in this performance was the capable State Opera Chorus
15 Oct 13 / Australian Stage Online
The stagecraft and operatic values are superb
14 Oct 13 / In Daily
An exciting production
14 Oct 13 / The Barefoot Review
La Forza del Destino is a thrilling night of grand opera
14 Oct 13 / Broadway World
Salome

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 1

State Opera of South Australia does bloody justice to Salome
26 Aug 13 / The Advertiser
Fidelio

State Opera of South Australia


No. of reviews: 1

It is unfortunate that the evening was not a great triumph
23 Oct 12 / Opera Britannia
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Performance schedule
Falla
30 to 31 Aug 2017
Puccini
30 to 31 Aug 2017
Strauss, J
24 to 25 Oct 2017

News & Articles

Tim Sexton resigns from State Opera of South Australia
State Opera will hold a major review of its operations before appointing a replacement for its chief executive and artistic director Timothy Sexton, after his shock resignation on Friday.
9 May 2017 / The Advertiser
Rosario La Spina on tenors, top notes and Tosca
The Queensland tenor talks all things Cavarodossi in the lead up to State Opera South Australia’s latest staging.
4 Nov 2016 / Limelight
SOSA celebrates 40 years of championing opera
Officially the State Opera of South Australia celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, but as Artistic Director Timothy Sexton tells me, there are several chapters in the annals of the company.
16 Oct 2015 / Limelight
State Opera of South Australia's 2015 season
A production of Gounod’s Faust in 2015 will herald the return of “truly grand opera” to Adelaide, says State Opera of South Australia CEO and artistic director Timothy Sexton.
30 Sep 2014 / Daily Review
State Opera to bring Verdi's Otello to Adelaide
The State Opera of South Australia will stage Verdi's Otello in 2014 at the Festival Theatre as part of a collaboration between six opera companies in three countries.
24 Jul 2012 / Herald Sun