OPERA AUSTRALIA PRESENTS
MAZDA OPERA IN THE DOMAIN Program
WAGNER Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 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 Anna Dowsley
PUCCINI ‘Che gelida manina’ from La Bohème performed by Simon Kim
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
VERDI ‘Ritorna vincitor’ from Aida performed by Natalie Aroyan
BIZET ‘Au fond du temple saint’ from The Pearlfishers performed by Simon Kim 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 Anna Dowsley
PUCCINI ‘Vissi d’arte’ from Tosca performed by Natalie Aroyan
MASSENET ‘Méditation’ from Thaïs performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra with soloist Jun Yi Ma
PUCCINI ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca performed by Simon Kim
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah performed by the Opera Australia Orchestra
DELIBES ‘Flower Duet' from Lakmé performed by Stacey Alleaume and Anna Dowsley
PUCCINI ‘Nessun dorma’ from Turandot performed by Simon Kim
Opera Australia is thrilled to welcome you to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for Mazda Opera in the Domain. Now in its fourteenth 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 as Hero Partner and applaud them for sharing our vision to 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 some of opera’s finest moments tonight.
Chief Executive Officer, Opera Australia
On behalf of Mazda Australia, welcome to the 2020 Mazda Opera in the Domain.
A long-time supporter of the arts in Australia, Mazda has worked with Opera Australia for more than 14 years to bring the captivating and unparalleled experience of live opera to Australians. The palpable sense of emotion that opera produces is elsewhere untenable; the immense talent and passion of performers can leave an indelible mark on an audience.
Evoking such a reaction is the desire of anyone that masters a craft, and Mazda is no different. We create vehicles with the belief that the car is art, where beauty is sought through craftsmanship. Next-Gen Mazda3 is the most recent example of this, breaking from convention to realise something truly unique and beautiful.
Tonight, as you enjoy the stunning sounds of some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians, I invite you to take a look at the eye-catching Mazda3 on display, to see for yourself Mazda’s deftness for vehicle design.
Managing Director, Mazda Australia