Opera Australia 60 Year Anniversary Gala


Opera Australia is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and is marking the occasion with an event in which four maestros lead a program of operatic classics at a Gala Concert featuring some of its biggest stars, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Opera Australia Chorus — with a special appearance by many of the greatest singers of the past performing in a special 60th Anniversary Chorale.

Nicole Car, José Carbó, Emma Matthews, Milijana Nikolic and Diego Torre inherited the legacy of Sutherland, Carden and so many outstanding singers. Now you have the chance to hear these exhilarating performers singing some of opera’s grandest arias. Featuring conductors Brian Castles-Onion, Tony Legge, Andrea Molino and Simone Young AM, the Masters of Ceremony include Adrian Collette AM, Craig Hassall AM, Lyndon Terracini AM and Donald McDonald AC.

Every ticket sold will help Opera Australia make more of those moments, for another 60 years and beyond.

There is champagne in the foyer on arrival at 5 pm for all ticket holders.

A platinum ticket includes dinner following the concert:
5pm Champagne in the foyer on arrival
5.30pm Concert in premium seats
7pm Transport from Sydney Opera House to Ivy Ballroom
7.30pm 60TH Anniversary Celebration Dinner at Ivy Ballroom, 320 George St, Sydney

The programme:

WAGNER Overture from Die Meistersingers von Nürnberg/ LEONCAVALLO ‘Prologue’ from Pagliacci/ BIZET Habanera’ from Carmen/ GOUNOD ‘The Jewel Song’ from Faust/ VERDI ‘Anvil Chorus’ from Il Trovatore/ DELIBES Dôme épais’ from Lakmé/ MASCAGNI ‘Intermezzo’ from Cavalleria Rusticana/ PUCCINI ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca/STRAUSS First Sequence of Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier/ VERDI ‘Ah forse lui – Sempre Libera’ from La Traviata/ MASSENET ‘Méditation’ from Thaïs/ VERDI ‘Tacea la notte’ from Il Trovatore/ VERDI ‘Va pensiero’ from Nabucco/ PUCCINI ‘Nessun dorma’ from Turandot.

Click here to book online or call the box office on 02 9318 8200 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)





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