Festival of Outback Opera

“Only the countless stars in the night skies could provide a sufficiently high rating to this stellar event and its long-lasting impact on the lives it touches.”  - Limelight Magazine

Presented by Opera Queensland in association with Queensland Music Trails, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and The University of Queensland, the Festival of Outback Opera visits Winton and Longreach from 16 to 22 May 2023.

Experience the thrill of opera in the iconic Queensland Outback. With live concerts, pop up performances, panel discussions and more, festival goers have the opportunity to mix with local and international artists at this unforgettable outback experience.

The Festival of Outback Opera is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Outback Queensland Tourism Association and Haymans Electrical


Festival Opening** – The Royal Theatre Winton
Tuesday, May 16 2023 6:00 pm  MORE INFO

Sing Sing Sing* – North Gregory Hotel Winton
Wednesday, May 17 2023 6:30 pm  MORE INFO

Long Lunch – TBA, Winton
Thursday, May 18 2023 12:00 pm  MORE INFO

Lady Sings the Maroons* – Winton Recreation Park
Thursday, May 18 2023 6:00 pm  MORE INFO

Panel Discussion* – The North Gregory Hotel Winton
Friday, May 19 2023 12:00 pm  MORE INFO

Dark Sky Serenade – Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton
Friday, May 19 2023 6:00 pm  MORE INFO

Singing in the Night – Camden Park Station, Longreach
Saturday, May 20 2023 6:00 pm  MORE INFO

Sing Sing Sing* – The Branch Café, Longreach
Sunday, May 21 2023 11:30 am  MORE INFO

Opera Ball – Smithy’s Camp, Longreach
Sunday, May 21 2023 5:30 pm  MORE INFO

Lady Sings the Maroons* – Longreach
Monday, May 22 2023 6:30 pm  MORE INFO

* Free event, please register your attendance.
** Gold coin donation at entry, please register your attendance.


Opera Queensland has been central to the evolution of the art form in Queensland, nurturing the careers of some of the country’s most renowned artists, including Kate Miller-Heidke, Jacqueline Dark, Kiandra Howarth, Mariana Hong and Kanen Breen. 

Serving Australia’s most decentralised state, Opera Queensland connects with regional and remote centres through a rich array of performances, education activities and community programs. Our annual program serves our audiences from first time opera goers, primary and secondary school students, First Nations communities, people with disability to diehard supporters, passionate about the power of opera to transform the way we understand ourselves and each other. 

Festival of Outback Opera

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Opera Queensland

140 Grey Street South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia


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