Opera Australia’s immensely popular free event, Mazda Opera in the Bowl returns to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 30 November with a stellar line up of Australia’s finest opera singers and musical talent.
Hosted by former ABC Classic FM presenter, Christopher Lawrence, the concert will feature some of Australia’s greatest opera talent performing alongside Orchestra Victoria under the baton of Tahu Matheson.
Mazda Opera in the Bowl unlocks a special opportunity for both first-time operagoers and enthusiasts, inviting them to experience highlights from the world’s most popular operas including the thrilling Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot, the enchanting Flower Duet from Delibes’ Lakmé and Bizet’s rousing Overture to Carmen, just to name a few…
Dazzling local soprano Stacey Alleaume will return to the Melbourne stage after a huge year of role debuts and international performances. Performing alongside her will be Opera Australia Young Artist Anna-Louise Cole, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and commanding tenor José Carbó. Italian tenor Walter Fraccaro who is in Melbourne starring as the lead male role, Calaf, in Puccini’s Turandot at the State Theatre will also take to the stage.
The entertainment begins in the afternoon, with pre-show commentary and competitions offering audiences the chance to win a range of exciting prizes. There will also be a selection of food and beverage stalls available to guests to enjoy before kicking back to enjoy the performance.
Staged at one of the country’s premiere open-air venues, this family friendly free event offers Melburnians the chance to enjoy the soaring melodies of some of the world’s greatest music, with the city skyline as the magnificent backdrop.
Director: Matthew Barclay Conductor: Tahu Matheson Featuring: Stacey Alleaume, Anna-Louise Cole, Anna Dowsley, José Carbó, Walter Fraccaro, Orchestra Victoria Host: Christopher Lawrence
Mazda Opera in the Bowl
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain, Melbourne
Performance: Saturday 30 November 2019 – 8.00pm (gates open: 4.00pm)
For more information, visit: www.opera.org.au for details.
Image: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – photo by Joe Castro