Opera Australia has announced that it is making a number of tickets to its Sydney summer season available to year 11 and 12 students at the subsidised price of $20.

Tickets have been made available for performances of Puccini’s Turandot– described as “a cracking night out, and a perfect antidote to these dark, pestilence-filled days” by Robert Veel in his Limelightreview– and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaroat the Sydney Opera House in February and March. Teachers can apply for tickets either as a school excursion, or by individual students accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students can also apply directly through Opera Australia’s website.

Alexander Sefton as Mandarin in Opera Australia’s 2022 production of Turandot at the Sydney Opera House Turandot

The tickets are being subsidised by The Bourne Foundation, established in 2011 by the late Henry Arthur Bourne to provide financial assistance for the disadvantaged. He had a love for opera and frequently attended performances in Australia and during overseas business trips. This offer was designed...