Festival of Outback Opera

Outback Queensland comes alive this May with the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera.

Presented by Opera Queensland in association with Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Festival visits Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall and Windorah from 19 to 27 May this year.

Internationally acclaimed singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes headlines the Festival’s two main concerts, Dark Sky Serenade and Singing in the Night. He is joined by Eva Kong, Xenia Puskarz Thomas, Kang Wangand Jason Barry-Smith.

The eight-day festival also includes opportunities to see our 2021 touring production, Are You Lonesome Tonight, many of them free, one off pop-up performances, and the chance to join in Opera Queensland’s much-loved social singalongs, Sing Sing Sing. 

Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera is funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program.
Image courtesy Tourism and Events Queensland.

Festival schedule

For more information regarding the free, non-ticketed events visit our website.

Wednesday 19 May – Sing Sing Sing North Gregory Hotel* - MORE INFO
Thursday 20 May – Are You Lonesome Tonight Waltzing Matilda Centre* REGISTER HERE
Friday 21 May – Dark Sky SerenadeAustralian Age of Dinosaurs - BOOK TICKETS

Saturday 22 May – Singing in the NightQantas Founders Museum - BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 23 May – Are You Lonesome Tonight  Stockman’s Hall of Fame*

Monday 24 May 2021 – Are You Lonesome Tonight – Barcaldine Showgrounds - BOOK TICKETS

Tuesday 25 May – Are You Lonesome Tonight – Blackall Woolscour

Thursday 27 May – Are You Lonesome Tonight – Windorah Rodeo Grounds*

* Free event, please visit Opera Queensland's website for more information.

Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland is the state opera company for Queensland. In 2021, Opera Queensland celebrates 40 years of bringing the joy of opera to all Queenslanders.

Under the direction of Artistic Director & CEO Patrick Nolan since 2017, Opera Queensland is committed to celebrating the inherent strengths of the canon, actively engaging artists of the highest calibre to develop and reinvigorate the art form through a contemporary lens.

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

Contact Information

Opera Queensland

140 Grey Street South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia


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