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Great Opera Hits

Great Opera Hits

2018
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.

These relaxed concerts take place on Sunday afternoons as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, and last around 90 minutes. 

Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

The program includes:

ROSSINI 'Largo al factotum' from The Barber of Seville
ROSSINI ‘Una voce poco fa’ from The Barber of Seville
VERDI ‘Ernani, Ernani, involami’ from Ernani (Dec 27, 29, 30, Feb 11, 17, Mar 10, 17, 29)
or
VERDI ‘Ritorna vincitor’ from Aida (Dec 23, 24, 26, Jan 1, 20, 27, 28, Feb 3)
or 
BIZET ‘Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante’ from Carmen (Feb 14, Mar 3, 14, 24)
DONIZETTI ‘Ah, mes amis’ from The Daughter of the Regiment
BIZET ‘Habanera’ from Carmen
BIZET ‘Votre toast’ from Carmen
BIZET ‘Au fond du temple saint’ from The Pearlfishers

INTERVAL

PUCCINI ‘Vissi d’arte’ from Tosca (Dec 27, 29, 30, Feb 11, 17, Mar 10, 17, 29)
or
PUCCINI ‘In questa reggia’ from Turandot (Dec 23, 24, 26, Jan 1, 20, 27, 28, Feb 3)
or
PUCCINI ‘Sì, mi chiamano Mimì’ from La Bohemè (Feb 14, Mar 3, 14, 24)
GOUNOD ‘Avant de quitter ces lieux’ from Faust
PUCCINI 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca
DELIBES 'Flower Duet' from Lakmé
PUCCINI 'Nessun dorma' from Turandot
 


Great Opera Hits continues in 2019. See the dates.


director Johanna Puglisi
   
host/pianist Guy Noble (Dec–Feb; 14, 17, 24, 29 March)
   
pianist Anthony Hunt (3, 10 March)
featuring Natalie Aroyan (27, 29, 30 Dec 2018; 11, 17 Feb; 10, 17, 29 March)
  Anna-Louise Cole (23, 24, 26 Dec 2018; 1, 20, 27, 28 Jan; 3 Feb)
  Danita Weatherstone (14 Feb; 3, 14, 24 March)
  Agnes Sarkis (Dec 2018; 1 Jan)
  Celeste Haworth (20, 27, 28 Jan; 3, 11, 14, 17 Feb; 3, 10, 14, 17, 24, 29 March)
  Simon Kim
  Shanul Sharma
  Haotian Qi


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