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Pinchgut Opera rediscovers operatic masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. 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.

Vespers by Monteverdi

Sat 20 Mar 2pm, Sun 21 Mar 5pm, 2021
Grand yet intimate, prayerful yet sensual, Vespers is a musical experience like no other: a dazzling array of textures and sonorities that will amaze and delight.

The Loves of Apollo & Dafne by Cavalli

Thu 20 May 7pm, Sat 22 May 2pm, Sun 23 May 5pm, Tue 25 May 7pm, Wed 26 May 7pm, 2021
Love is never a walk in the park. But when Greek gods, river nymphs and mortals burning with passion all meet in one, things are bound to get hot.

Purcell and Charpentier

Sat 11 Sep 2pm, Sun 12 Sep 5pm, 2021

A stunning program combining works written for royalty; from Charpentier in France to Purcell in England, this music shines with majestic grandeur and promises sheer delight. 

Platée by Rameau

Wed 1 Dec 7pm, Thu 2 Dec 7pm, Sat 4 Dec 2pm, Sun 5 Dec 5pm, Tue 7 Dec 7pm, Wed 8 Dec 7pm, 2021

A jewel of French baroque opera, Platée is Rameau’s comic masterpiece. Performed for the first time on the Australian stage this unmissable event is directed by Neil Armfield.

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