Opera Australia


Don Quichotte


Jules Massenet


State Opera Chorus
Orchestra Victoria

Inspired by the greatest of all Spanish novels, Don Quichotte is the story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinée. The opera combines Massenet’s fabulously atmospheric music with his own matchless theatrical flair to conjure a Spain that abounds with energy and spirit, beauty, and hope.

CONDUCTOR Guillaume Tourniaire
DIRECTOR John Sheedy

State Theatre
3 – 12 May, 2018


State Opera SA


La Vida Breve


Manuel De Falla


State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

The beautiful gypsy Salud loses the affections of her beloved Paco, despite his denials. When Salud discovers that Paco is about to wed another woman – the richer, younger Carmela, her world implodes. This timeless Spanish opera comes to life with remarkable operatic voices, magnificent orchestral highlights and a token, dance interpretation of the renowned classic Danza Numero 2.

CONDUCTOR Brian Castles-Onion
DIRECTOR Nicholas Cannon

Adelaide Town Hall
Wednesday 30 August – 7.30pm
Thursday 31 August – 6.30pm