Opera Australia 60th Anniversary Gala

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Opera Australia 60th Anniversary Gala
Photograph: Opera Australia
Photograph from the 1956 production of The Marriage of Figaro

Celebrate our grand dame with a line-up of top flight singers and a program of favourite arias and duets

Four conductors and five singers join the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Opera Australia Chorus in this gala concert featuring favourite overtures, interludes, arias and duets from across the operatic canon.

Wielding the baton on the night are Opera Australia regulars Brian Castles-Onion, Anthony Legge and Andrea Molino, as well as former music director Simone Young AM. 

Vocal talent is provided by OA regulars Nicole Car, José Carbó, Emma Matthews, Milijana Nikolic and Diego Torre. 

PROGRAM

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

By: Dee Jefferson

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