Opera Australia Presents GREAT OPERA HITS, 1/5-3/23

Join us for a charmed Sunday afternoon of favourite opera arias with Opera Australia's annual series of Sunday concerts. With a repertoire sure to delight every music lover, Great Opera Hits presents some of the classics of opera in a relaxed 90-minute concert in Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

Starting on Sunday 5 January and running most Sundays until 23 March, the 5pm concerts include the drinking song from La traviata, everyone's favourite Pearlfishers duet, and stirring arias from Puccini's La bohème and Madama Butterfly.

Directed by Johanna Puglisi and hosted and accompanied 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.

PROGRAM:

"Largo al factotum" The Barber of Seville (Rossini) - Luke Gabbedy

"Habanera" Carmen (Bizet) - Tania Ferris

"Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" Carmen (Bizet) - Natalie Aroyan

"Addio, fiorito asil" Madama Butterfly (Puccini) - Martin Buckingham

"Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" Samson and Deliah (Saint-Saëns) - Tania Ferris

"The Flower Duet" Lakmé (Delibes) - Natalie Aroyan & Tania Ferris

"Valentin's aria" Faust (Gounod) - Luke Gabbedy

"Vogliatemi bene" Madama Butterfly (Puccini) - Natalie Aroyan & Martin Buckingham

INTERVAL

"Che gelida manina" La bohème (Puccini) - Martin Buckingham

"Mi chiamano Mimì" La bohème (Puccini) - Natalie Aroyan

"O soave fanciulla" La bohème (Puccini) - Natalie Aroyan & Martin Buckingham

"Votre toast" Carmen (Bizet) - Luke Gabbedy

"Seguidilla" Carmen (Bizet) - Tania Ferris

"Pearlfishers Duet" The Pearlfishers (Bizet) - Martin Buckingham & Luke Gabbedy

"Brindisi" La traviata (Verdi) - Full company

Performance Information:

Sunday Afternoons at 5pm:

January 5, 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 23

Duration: 90 minutes

Bookings: Adult $69

Pensioner / Student $59

Child $49

Opera Australia: (02) 9318 8200

Online: www.opera.org.au

Joan Sutherland Theatre

Sydney Opera House

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