STOP PRESS! Sincere apologies to all our patrons...
Our ticketing agency has suddenly closed its doors and therefore we are currently unable to take any on-line bookings for our 2017 productions. We are in the process of engaging the services of another agency and will put up a notice on our website as soon as bookings re-open.
In the meantime if you wish to reserve seats please email your request
to the 'Contact' link on our website CLICK HERE
Our 20% offer for advance bookings of The Gondoliers and Suor Angelica/Il Campanello
will now be extended beyond the usual 31st December deadline
Again, we apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support and understanding.
PRESENTING ROCKDALE OPERA COMPANY'S 2017 SEASON
ROCKDALE OPERA'S GALA
Saturday 8th April
with international opera stars
José Carbó & Emma Matthews
and the Ladies and Gentlemen
of the Rockdale Opera Company Ensemble
WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan's
June 24 - July 2
Director Ralph Bott
Musical Director Jon Smith
and Giacomo Puccini's
November 11 - 19
an OPERA DOUBLE BILL of comedy & tragedy:
ROCKDALE OPERA COMPANY CO PATRONS DANIEL SUMEGI & JOSÉ CARBÓ
A message from Daniel Sumegi
“As Australia’s oldest opera company, Rockdale Opera Company has provided a much needed platform for young aspiring professionals to ‘tread the boards’ alongside the people that make up the bulk of the company - the true opera lovers. I made my solo debut at Rockdale 31 years ago as Fiorello in The Barber of Seville alongside the beautiful Deborah Riedel. Having then sung in four other productions with ROC in my early days, I moved out into the wider vocal world - where I have proudly been singing professionally since 1988.
Rockdale Opera Company is very much a community organisation and has been generously supported by the Rockdale City Council for many generations.The word ‘Rockdale’ resonates so powerfully throughout the operatic family and I sincerely hope this invaluable cornerstone of our culture continues to flourish”.
A message from José Carbó
"As an up and coming singer, I was fortunate to have performed five roles with the company. Since establishing my professional career, I now consider it an honour and a responsibility to ensure there continues to be a platform which will enable the company to further prosper and adapt to the requirements and demands of present day live operatic entertainment. It is vital we succeed so future generations of singers can continue to have the opportunity and a platform where they can learn their trade and ply their craft and gain much needed and valuable performance experience, as I and all that came before me have had."