OPERA AUSTRALIA PRESENTS
MAZDA OPERA IN THE DOMAIN Program
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
ROSSINI ‘Largo al factotum’ from The Barber of Seville performed by José Carbó
BIZET Seguidilla from Carmen performed by Sian Pendry
PUCCINI ‘Che gelida manina’ from La Bohème performed by Diego Torre
VERDI Overture to The Force of Destiny performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
VERDI ‘Ritorna vincitor’ from Aida performed by Anna-Louise Cole
BIZET ‘Au fond du temple saint’ from The Pearlfishers performed by Shanul Sharma and José Carbó
VERDI ‘Follie! Follie!...Sempre libera’ from La Traviata performed by Stacey Alleaume
INTERVAL (30 minutes)
ROSSINI Gallop from the Overture to William Tell performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
LEONCAVALLO Prologue to Pagliacci performed by José Carbó
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
SAINT-SAËNS ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’ from Samson and Delilah performed by Sian Pendry
DONIZETTI ‘Ah, mes amis’ from La fille du regiment performed by Shanul Sharma
PUCCINI ‘In questa reggia’ from Turandot performed by Anna-Louise Cole
PUCCINI ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca performed by Diego Torre
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
DELIBES ‘Dôme épais, le jasmin’ from Lakmé performed by Stacey Alleaume and Sian Pendry
PUCCINI ‘Nessun dorma’ from Turandot performed by Diego Torre
Opera Australia is thrilled to welcome you to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for Mazda Opera in the Domain. Now in its thirteenth year with Mazda Australia and with a history stretching back to 1982, we are proud to have firmly established ourselves as one of Sydney’s much loved free outdoor events.
Community concerts like this allow us to present opera that exhilarates – while simultaneously sustaining and showcasing the art form. Under the sparkling night sky, let the beauty of music wash over you and electrify your senses.
Mazda Opera in the Domain could not take place without the community leadership of Mazda Australia. We thank them for their generous and long-standing commitment to Opera Australia and applaud them for sharing our vision. Together, we bring you some of the world’s greatest music performed by some of the greatest artists of the modern opera world.
Thank you for joining us and I trust you enjoy tonight.
Chief Executive Officer, Opera Australia
With the start of a new year, there’s a sense of celebration and excitement in the air. It’s the perfect time to gather with friends and family to enjoy what Sydney has to offer.
Tonight, we’re thrilled to welcome you to Mazda Opera in the Domain, an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful voices of some of our brightest stars, under the stars.
For more than 20 years, Mazda has been involved with the arts; bringing some of the greatest artworks in the world to Australia and introducing new audiences to inspiring performances. A proud supporter of Opera Australia for 15 years and now a hero partner.
Bringing magnificent performances to Australian audiences is a priority for Mazda; much like the effect visual and performing arts has on an audience, we take great pride in creating beauty through vehicle design to elicit an emotional response from our customers.
As you are taken on a journey by Opera Australia’s performance this evening, I invite you to take a moment to look at some of the cars we have on display tonight.
Finally, thank you for joining us at Mazda Opera in the Domain and I hope you enjoy the evening.
Managing Director, Mazda Australia
|hosted by||Christopher Lawrence|
Opera Australia Hero Partner