Opera Australia delivers popular operas recorded live at the Sydney Opera House and outdoors at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, and so much more, on a dedicated opera channel.
Opera Australia has launched OA | TV, a free streaming service that brings the best of Opera Australia to the comfort of your home. Opera Australia will share exclusive content from their back catalogue, including the world’s most comprehensive collection of Dame Joan Sutherland performances and the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour productions. There’s also ‘In Conversation with Lyndon Terracini’, a series of chat show-style interviews, plus behind the scenes footage.
New films will be uploaded every week from the full spectrum of performances. Watch Dame Joan Sutherland delighting audiences in The Merry Widow (1988) and the inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of La Traviata from 2012, which was due to be revived this year (but was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions). There’s also a fascinating interview with Opera Australia Concertmaster, Jun Yi Ma, about his life and work, and a chat with singers Emma Matthews and Jonathan Summers, along with conductor Brian Castles-Onion, about the adventure all three went on back in 2012: the first ever Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.