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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.

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2023 Season

Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude

Sat 1 April - Sun 2 April

A concert featuring sacred, meditative music of the highest order and beauty, presented with all the intimacy, emotion and power that inspired its creation over 300 years ago.


Giustino by Giovanni Legrenzi

Thu 25 May - Wed 31 May

A triumphant, rags-to-riches tale by one of the most important opera composers in Venice in the late 1670s and re-imagined by one of Australia’s most talented and insightful directors, Dean Bryant.


Pleasures of Versailles by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Sat 9 September - Sun 10 September

A delightful evening of refined decadence and sophisticated pleasures, a perfect moment to celebrate the glorious music of the French Baroque, and the sweet simplicity of life itself.


Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel

Thu 30 November - Wed 6 December

An absolute must for lovers of Handel, Rinaldo is a towering Baroque opera and a masterpiece of musical drama, that catapulted a young Handel to stardom. It is staged here for the first time in Australia since 1999.