Pinchgut Opera


Pinchgut Opera rediscovers operatic masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. Since its inception in 2002, Pinchgut has presented 17 rarely performed gems. The creative team, led by Artistic Director Dr Erin Helyard is driven by both musical excellence and academic rigour. Pinchgut has a special relationship with its audience and that is the cornerstone of its approach. Other companies present the more familiar operas excellently; Pinchgut is about discovering a new operatic experience. Pinchgut Opera is justly proud of its outstanding and sustained critical success. 


Pinchgut Opera’s 2018 single tickets are now on sale now via our Box Office and website, and subscriptions are on sale through Opera AustraliaClick here to view all of the Pinchgut Opera concerts currently on sale via our website and Box Office. 


Thu 21 Jun 7pm, Sun 24 Jun 5pm, Tue 26 Jun 7pm

Handel’s brilliance is in full flight with Athalia. A juicy story of murder, intrigue and an idol-worshipping Queen intent on eradicating the line of David.

Vivica Genaux in Hasse's Artaserse

Thu 29 Nov 7pm, Sat 1 Dec 2pm, Sun 2 Dec 5pm, Tue 4 Dec 7pm, Wed 5 Dec 7pm 2018

A triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast, including superb Australian countertenor David Hansen, for a truly un-missable event.


Pinchgut Opera’s 2017 season subscription and single tickets are on sale now via our Box Office and website. Click here to view all of the Pinchgut Opera concerts currently on sale via our website and Box Office. 


Thu 15 Jun 7pm, Sat 17 Jun 2pm, Sun 18 Jun 5pm, Tue 20 Jun 7pm

Celebrate the delights of love and booze with an impeccably crafted triple bill showcasing Rameau’s most deliciously perfect and joyous music, contrasted with an Italian intermezzo in the style of the period. Taryn Fiebig leads an outstanding cast of party-goers. 


Thu 30 Nov 7pm, Sat 2 Dec 2pm, Sun 3 Dec 5pm, Tue 5 Dec 7pm, Wed 6 Dec 7pm

Coronation of Poppea is a towering masterpiece of superbly crafted characterisation set to sensuous music culminating in the famous duet ‘Pur ti miro’. The opera traces the fallout from the scandalous liaison between courtesan Poppea Sabina and Nero; Emperor, madman, murderer.