Opera in Melbourne

“Live in HD” operas screen at these cinemas

Cinema Nova in Carlton screens performances of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Palace Opera and Ballet (nearest cinema is in Balwyn) screen performances from many European opera houses.

Live opera in Melbourne is provided by four companies.

Click on their logos to find out their offerings.

Performances likely to be discussed in our course

Our U3A course doesn’t expect people to attend performances – we have CD and DVD recordings mixing with discussion. But it’s programmed so those who wish to attend operas can relate them to the sessions. If you plan to attend any, early booking is advised! Here is a list of Melbourne performances in 2016 likely to be relevant to course content, with date range.

Listening in Melbourne?

ABC Classic FM: The Opera Show with Mairi Nicolson, Saturday 4-5 pm. ABC Classic FM: Sunday Opera hosted by Simon Healy, from 7 pm. 3MBS FM Wednesday Night at the Opera, from 8 pm.
Read Michael Shmith’s review of what they offered last year.