State Opera of South Australia
State Opera of South Australia (SOSA) is a professional opera company in Adelaide, South Australia, established in 1976. Each year, the State Opera presents at least two major operatic productions at the Adelaide Festival Theatre as well as producing or supporting other smaller productions in the Opera Studio at Netley.
The State Opera of South Australia was established in 1976 under the The State Opera Act of 1976, an initiative of Don Dunstan. Its artistic director and CEO from 2011 until 2017 was Timothy Sexton.
- Two complete cycles of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen: the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) production in 1998, and in 2004 Elke Neidhardt's all-Australian production
- 2010 world premiere co-production of Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie between Dallas Opera, State Opera of South Australia, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera and Calgary Opera
- Australian premieres of John Adams' Nixon in China and El Niño; Jonathan Dove's Flight, and Sergei Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel
- Australian premiere of György Ligeti's opera Le Grand Macabre at the 2010 Adelaide Festival of Arts
- World premiere of George Palmer's opera based on Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet in 2016
- "State Opera of South Australia to conduct review after CEO and artistic director Tim Sexton resigns" by Patrick McDonald, The Advertiser (Adelaide), 8 May 2017
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