Sunday Afternoon Opera

Tania Ferris, Natalie Aroyan, Luke Gabbedy and Martin Buckingham.
Tania Ferris, Natalie Aroyan, Luke Gabbedy and Martin Buckingham.


Opera Australia presents Great Opera Hits their annual series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring favourite opera arias. Great Opera Hits features some of the classics of opera, amongst them, Brindisi,the drinking song from La traviata,  Au fond du temple saint, the duet from Bizet’s The Pearlfishers (Les Pêcheurs de perles) and arias from Puccini’s La Boheme and Madama Butterfly.

Starting on Sunday 5 January, the concerts will run most Sundays until 23 March. Directed by Johanna Puglisi and hosted and accompanied at the piano by maestro Guy Noble, Great Opera Hits features four of Opera Australia’s Principal Artists: soprano Natalie Aroyan, mezzo-soprano Tania Ferris, baritone Luke Gabbedy and tenor Martin Buckingham.

“Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – Luke Gabbedy
“Habanera” from Carmen (Bizet) – Tania Ferris
“Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” from Carmen (Bizet) – Natalie Aroyan
“Addio, fiorito asil” from Madama Butterfly (Puccini) – Martin Buckingham
“Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson and Deliah (Saint-Saëns) – Tania Ferris
“The Flower Duet” from Lakmé (Delibes) – Natalie Aroyan & Tania Ferris
“Valentin’s aria” from Faust (Gounod) – Luke Gabbedy
“Vogliatemi bene”  from Madama Butterfly (Puccini) – Natalie Aroyan & Martin Buckingham
“Che gelida manina”  from La bohème (Puccini) – Martin Buckingham
“Mi chiamano Mimì” from La bohème (Puccini) – Natalie Aroyan
“O soave fanciulla”  from La bohème (Puccini) – Natalie Aroyan & Martin Buckingham
“Votre toast” from Carmen (Bizet) – Luke Gabbedy
“Seguidilla” from Carmen (Bizet) – Tania Ferris
“Au fond du temple saint” from The Pearlfishers (Bizet) – Martin Buckingham & Luke Gabbedy
“Brindisi” La traviata (Verdi) – Full company

Dates: January 5, 19, 26/February 2, 9, 16, 23/March 2, 23
Tickets: Adult $69/Pensioner / Student $59/Child $49
Bookings: Opera Australia: (02) 9318 8200/Online:

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