In 2019, we are thrilled to be able to present for the first time, alongside our main stage productions, concerts featuring some of the world’s greatest exponents of 17th and 18th century music in performances of masterworks from this beloved repertoire. We will be performing Bach’s Easter Oratorio in its original one-to-a-part setting alongside one of Telemann’s late great masterpieces, his thrilling Thunder Ode in both Melbourne and Sydney. Full program details here.

Pinchgut also presents celebrated male soprano Valer Sabadus in a recital of Baroque vocal music from the golden age of the counter tenor. Full program details here.

The operas in our 2019 season are recognised as being among the greatest works of their respective composers. The Return of Ulysses, widely acclaimed as Monteverdi’s crowning achievement, was his first opera for the city of Venice, with its humming network of thriving and competing opera houses. Monteverdi’s extraordinary talent for matching words and music to create an unflinching portrayal of humanity is at its richest in this, his final opera. Full program details here.

Some 90 years later, Vivaldi’s Farnace also premiered in Venice. Praised for its ‘sublime’ and ‘tender’ setting of the text, Farnace quickly became a favourite with the composer; it was revised in 1731 in Pavia and again in 1738 in Ferrara. We present the 1738 version, a wonderful score filled with Vivaldi’s characteristically wide and varied array of orchestral colours, vocal splendour and heart-breaking melodies. Full program details here.

We invite you to come with us on this new voyage of discovery and delight.

With the addition of our Pinchgut Concerts, there are now more options for creating your perfect subscription.

Set Package

  • Opening Nights

  • Saturday Matinees

  • Sundays @ 5pm

  • Mid-Week

  • Closing Nights

These packages allow 2019 Subscribers to come at the same time for both mid and end-of-year productions.  

Or, if you prefer to mix it up, create a Custom Package and attend different timed performances. A custom package can include at least two of any Pinchgut offerings, be they two operas, two concerts, or a combination of both.

As a Pinchgut Subscriber, your benefits include:

  • Secure the best seats before the general public

  • Renew the same seats each year (Set Package only)

  • Save up to $20 per ticket

  • Help us plan more effectively




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Season Brochure Request

If you would like to receive a hard copy of our 2019 season brochure, please fill in the form below. If you were a ticket buyer in 2018, we will automatically send you a brochure in August. 

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