Mazda Opera in the Bowl: an open-air stage against a backdrop of the Melbourne skyline

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

The stars begin to twinkle as the daylight fades and the picnic blanket is spread with good fare.


Saturday 3 December 2016, 8pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

It’s a Saturday evening in summer. You’re sitting in a park with family and friends, and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is complete when the glorious live music begins. Especially when the music is some of the most‐loved opera choruses, and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria. This marvellous combination could only be Mazda Opera in the Bowl.


BIZET Prelude to Carmen
ORFF 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana
ROSSINI 'Largo al factotum' from The Barber of Seville
BIZET The Flower Song from Carmen
SAINT-SAËNS 'Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix' from Samson and Delilah
VERDI The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
BIZET 'Au fond du temple saint' from The Pearlfishers
VERDI 'Sempre libera' from La Traviata


ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
BIZET Seguidilla from Carmen
BIZET The Toreador Song from Carmen
LOEWE 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from My Fair Lady
RODGERS 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel
PUCCINI 'Nessun dorma' from Turandot

Conductor Anthony Legge
Lighting Designer Bernie Tan-Hayes
Video Designer Jim Atkins
Hosted by Christopher Lawrence
Featuring Lorina Gore
  Sian Pendry
  Diego Torre

Luke Gabbedy

Opera Australia Chorus

Orchestra Victoria

Principal Partner


Venue Partner

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Win a Mazda6