Mazda Opera in the Domain



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.

Rory Jeffes
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.

Vinesh Bhindi
Managing Director, Mazda Australia


Mazda Opera in the Domain


conductor Brian Castles-Onion
director Johanna Puglisi
hosted by Christopher Lawrence
  Rob Mills
featuring Stacey Alleaume
  Anna-Louise Cole
  Sian Pendry
  Diego Torre
  Shanul Sharma
  José Carbó

Opera Australia Orchestra

Opera Australia Hero Partner


Venue Supporter

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

Mazda car competition

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opera australia orchestra 
Concertmaster and Orchestra Director Jun Yi Ma
Deputy Concertmaster Katherine Lukey
1st Violin Jun Yi Ma, Katherine Lukey, Adrian Keating, Marek Kruszynski, Katie Betts, Emma Jardine, Belinda Jezek, Yeonhee Kim, Yuhki Mayne, Michele O’Young
2nd Violin Mark Fitzpatrick*, Rachel Westwood, Kelly Tang, Caron Chan, Caroline Hopson, Anna McMichael, Vanessa Tammetta, Sonia Wilson
Viola Ida Speyer Gron^, Magda Kruszynska,
Alexander Martin, Charlotte Fetherston,
Luke Spicer, Steve Wright
Cello Teije Hylkema, Joseph Eisinger, Paul Ghica, Rowena Macneish, Victoria Parkin, Thomas Rann
Double Bass Andrew Meisel*, Bonita Williams, Josef
Bisits, David Cooper
Flute Elizabeth Pring, Emilia Antcliff, Kate Proctor
Oboe Matthew Tighe*, Matthew Bubb, Alex
Clarinet Peter Jenkin, James Julian, John Lewis
Bassoon Doug Eyre, Greg Taylor, Melissa Woodroffe
Horn Bourian Boubbov, Alice Yang, Michael Dixon, Sebastian Dunn
Trumpet Josh Clarke, Colin Grisdale, Bruce Hellmers, Chris Moran
Trombone Greg van der Struik, Michael Wyborn, Brett Page
Tuba Edwin Diefes
Timpani Allan Watson*
Percussion Kevin Man*, Brian Nixon, Josh Hill, Shanie Klas
Harp Natalie Wong
  Italics Principal
  * Associate Principal
  ^ Guest Principal
  The Opera Australia Orchestra’s Concertmaster is proudly supported by John Frost AM
General Manager, Orchestra Gerard Patacca
Orchestra Manager Emma in der Maur
Deputy Orchestra Manager Ella Howard
Orchestra Operations Manager Rhonda Jones
Assistant Orchestra Manager Anna Bennett
Orchestra Coordinator Bradley Barack
Lighting Designer Paul Collison
Sound Designer Tony David Cray
Video Director Peter Ots
Stage Manager Crissie Higgins
Assistant Stage Manager Phil Sergeant
Chief Executive officer Rory Jeffes
Artistic Director Comm. Lyndon Terracini AM
Executive Producer Alex Budd
Production Manager Paul Bearne
Production Coordinator Robbie Carmellotti
Production Administrator Maddie Korn
Event Manager Georgie Parker