All posts tagged: opera

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Sit back and enjoy an enchanting evening of opera music under the stars at Mazda Opera in the Bowl. This free concert is a fabulous way to start the summer and features some of the greatest arias and most beautiful overtures in a fantastic program of songs and duets. The line-up includes four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria. Don’t forget the picnic blanket! When: 8pm-10pm 3 December Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl Visit the website here. 

Opera in the Market

For one memorable night, the historic Queen Victoria Market will be transformed into a theatre like  no other – the famous fruit and veg stalls will make way for front stalls as Opera in the Market takes centre stage. You’ll enjoy all the drama and spectacle of some of the world’s favourite operas as you sample fine wines and wonderful food from a selection of Melbourne’s famous food vans. When: Gates open at 5.30pm.  Concert begins at 7.45pm, Monday, 22 Feb Where: Queen Vic Markets Visit the website here.  Want to find out more about what’s happening in Melbourne? Sign up to the We Know Melbourne mailing list here to stay in the loop.

Marriage of Figaro

The We Know Melbourne Concierge team was lucky enough to attend the opening night of Opera Australia’s new production of the Marriage of Figaro. The Melbourne season follows a very well received stint at the Sydney opera house so we were expecting big things and we weren’t disappointed! British director Sir David McVicar has chosen to set the operatic action in the 1640’s rather than the more standard French Revolution era. This makes for interesting viewing as the period is similar to when Mozart originally wrote the music in 1786. In the same year Lorenzo De Ponte wrote the Italian libretto (don’t worry there are ‘subtitles’ above the stage)! Of course the music is stunning and you will hear many tunes that you recognize, but what really took our breath away were the amazing stages for the different acts. The sets were huge and very atmospheric, particularly those featuring moonlit outdoors scenes. Our favourite performers were mainly the female characters. Taryn Fiebig shines in her signature role as the feisty Susanna and she provides many …

Opera in the Bowl

There’s no better way to spend a balmy summer’s evening than with a picnic in hand and live music in the Myer Music Bowl. Join the most‐loved opera chorus and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria, this Saturday as they present Mazda Opera in the Bowl. Brought to you by Opera Australia’s Principal Partner Mazda Australia, this free concert celebrates the magic and memorable moments in opera. The 2015 line-up features dazzling soprano Eva Kong, gorgeous mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley; tender-hearted tenor Diego Torre; and commanding baritone Luke Gabbedy, with Orchestra Victoria conducted by Anthony Legge with the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Christopher Lawrence. Bring the kids, this event is family-friendly and free! So, whether you’re an opera aficionado or opera novice (like us), this is the perfect way to spend a chilled Saturday night. When: Saturday, 14 November Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl Visit the website here. We Know Melbourne tip: You can’t book your seat, so be sure to  be sure to arrive early as capacity is limited to 10,000.