Jonas Kaufmann

Syndicate 30

The Parsifal Syndicate – Celebrating great music-making

In 2017, Syndicate 30 will support one of our most colossal undertakings yet – three concert performances of Parsifal, starring the most celebrated tenor in the world today, Jonas Kaufmann, accompanied by the magnificent Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, performing Wagner’s remarkable music. Pinchas Steinberg will conduct ninety-eight wonderful players in an augmented orchestra for this concert. 

Performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, Kaufmann will be joined on stage by a stellar cast of Australian singers including Jacqueline Dark, Warwick Fyfe, Michael Honeyman and David Parkin.  The great Wagnerian bass, Kwangchul Youn, will perform the role of Gurnemanz. 

We invite you to join Syndicate 30 to support the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra for these three performances.  Parsifal requires significant orchestral resources which you will see and hear as the opera comes to life.  

Each member of the Parsifal Syndicate will be acknowledged as a Principal Player Sponsor or a Player Sponsor of one of the members of the orchestra and all Syndicate members will be taken on an immersive journey through Parsifal.

Syndicate 30

For over thirty years our Patrons have helped build Opera Australia. Their passion for opera and for our artists have been vital to performance standards and to the introduction of new repertoire. Syndicate 30 was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Patron Program. Since its inception, Syndicate 30 members have supported new productions including Brett Dean’s Bliss (2010), Gale Edwards’ La Bohème (2011) and Salome (2012) and Sir David McVicar’s Da Ponte Cycle – Don Giovanni (2014), The Marriage of Figaro (2015) and Così fan tutte (2016).

Anna d’Ersu
Patron Manager, Sydney
02 9318 8283

Catherine McElhone
Patron Manager, Melbourne
03 9685 3752

Syndicate 30: Generous Patrons Supporting New Productions

Jonas Kaufmann - Parsifal