Unique pop up performances in an extraordinary environment.

Cloud Song is a spectacular new concept inspired by the enchanted spaces of Cloudland, including a ten-metre waterfall and over 5,000 plants where live performance collides with digital music, exceptional food and boutique beverages.

Open Stage is back in 2015 to inspire creativity and confidence in classrooms across Queensland.

Students in metropolitan and regional schools work with our highly skilled artists each day for a week-long residency to discover their creative potential through voice, movement and drama classes specially tailored to their abilities.

At the end of the week students and the workshop team take to the stage together to perform for their peers, family and local community.

Rising star Emma Pearson sings the role of Violetta, a coveted courtesan trapped in a life of pleasure for payment. When she unexpectedly falls in love with Alfredo their brief affair soars, only to be torn apart and ultimately end in Violetta’s death.

Sumptuous staging, twinkling chandeliers, champagne-fuelled parties and costumes that would make Dior envious bring the extravagant characters and setting of high society Paris to vivid life.

Boasting some of opera’s most adored arias and stirring choruses, La traviata is this season’s classic opera highlight. Come in the mood for champagne, but bring tissues for the ending…

The Adventures of Figaro is a high-energy, colourful riot of sunny-Spanish madness in which performers sing, dance, act and play their way through a 90 minute version of Rossini’s much-loved opera, The Barber of Seville.

This madcap tale follows a lively Figaro as he attempts to help Count Almaviva (his former boss) rescue Rosina (the Count’s crush) from the romantic sights of the doddery Doctor Bartolo. OperaQ’s Lindy Hume will direct her adventurous and dynamic new adaptation of Rossini’s much loved opera, accompanied by an effervescent new musical arrangement by Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Craig Allister Young.

The Adventures of Figaro is a fast-paced, vibrant work performed in English is perfect for opera lovers and new comers alike.

A NEW POP-UP PERFORMANCE SPACE IN SOUTH BANK

Opera Queensland and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University joined forces to present an eclectic pop-up experience showcasing some of the city’s hottest new musical talent, thrilling theatre shows and late night jazz. South Bank’s best kept secret, Studio 4101 is an imaginative space where the adventurous come to play.

Following its world premiere in Madrid and acclaimed London season, the latest opera from iconic composer Philip Glass will make its Australian debut in Brisbane.

With ingenious animated projections and design, The Perfect American imagines the final months of Walt Disney’s life, including mythical imaginings of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol.

This visually spectacular production designed by Dan Potra and directed by esteemed international theatre director Phelim McDermott (Metropolitan Opera, Improbable Theatre), includes a stunning international and Australian cast, led by conductor Gareth Jones (English National Opera).

Featuring British baritone Christopher Purves as Walt Disney, Cheryl Barker as Hazel, Douglas McNicol as Roy Disney, Donald Kaasch as Dantine, Marie McLaughlin as Lillian Disney and Kanen Breen as Andy Warhol alongside the Opera Queensland Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

To conclude this magnificent collaboration, Ben Wright will choreograph dancers from Brisbane’s Expressions Dance Company and Britain’s Improbable Theatre.