Opera Bites, Sydney’s favourite boutique opera company has once again partnered with the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel to bring you an unforgettable evening of fully costumed popular opera complete with a bespoke menu and select fine wines to match. As you step through the doors of this breathtaking heritage listed dining room you’ll find yourself immersed in the world of operatic splendour.
Join Opera Bites for opera at its best! A vivacious romp through mistaken identity in one of Donizetti’s most brilliant and popular operas, Don Pasquale the delightful farcical tale of Don Pasquale’s attempts to secure a wife and disinherit his nephew, Ernesto. Mischievous Dr Maletesta is on hand to ensure that feisty Norina marries the man of her dreams. Jam-packed with melodic and memorable tunes, it features many of the opera world’s most cherished arias and ensembles and has something for everyone. Performed in English, this fully costumed performance is complete in 90 minutes.
Opera Bites presents fully costumed miniature operas as well as operatic highlights concerts. From Opera in the Outback to Opera in the Pub they delight in entertaining audiences literally anywhere. Established in 2009, their performance style is engaging and accessible to the newcomer yet fresh and alive for the seasoned opera-goer. Whether performing in an intimate historic venue or for a large audience in the great outdoors, this close-knit team love what they do and it shows!
Tickets $150 + booking fee (includes entertainment and 3-course meal with matching wines)
Details and bookings at www.operabites.com.au
Don Pasquale Cast Details: Don Pasquale – Murray Dahm (bass)/ Doctor Malatesta – Rik Dawson (baritone)/ Ernesto – Peter-John Layton (tenor)/ Norina – Rae Levien (soprano)/ Servant/Notary – Eliane Morel (mezzo)/ Music Director/Pianist – Zsuzsa Gizcy