Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Mazda Opera in the Bowl hits a 10-year milestone on a high in Melbourne

Since 2007, Opera Australia has dazzled and delighted over thirteen thousand music lovers, singers and opera-curious alike with the vocal talents and stylings of their cast and costume department in the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl.

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This year in 2017, it’s back again, taking over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to fill the Melbourne city skyline with the powerhouse voices of their most stellar performers, Diego Torre, Sian Pendry, Luke Gabbedy and Stacey Alleaume. And if that’s not enough, they’re all accompanied by the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria.

MORE: Why what Diego Torre did on stage recently is something for the history books

A bit of a milestone this year, having reached a healthy decade of operatic concerts in both Sydney and Melbourne, the public event easily takes pride of place as one of the city’s most prestigious and sensational musical events.

SEE ALSO: What the Mazda Opera in the Bowl was like in 2016

It’s the kind of thing you can dress casually to, bring a picnic basket to and while away a balmy summer’s night at as the cast perform some of the world’ oldest, most beautiful and indefatigably most moving arias ever written. Have a preview listen of what’s in store below…

The Mazda Opera in the Bowl is actually the perfect opportunity for first-time opera-goers to experience highlights from the world’s most popular operas such as Carmen, Turandot, La Traviata and The Barber of Seville by opera’s most loved composers including Puccini, Verdi and Bizet.

MORE: Check out the stunning production of Carmen on Sydney Harbour

The whole production is so wonderfully made possible thanks once again by Opera Australia’s Principal Partner Mazda Australia, who are committed to introducing opera to a wider audience, this free concert celebrates the magic and memorable moments in opera.

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Date: Saturday 2 December, 8.00pm

Doors open: from 4.00pm

Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne


BIZET Overture to Carmen
ROSSINI ‘Largo al factotum’ from The Barber of Seville
BIZET ‘Flower Song’ from Carmen
SAINT-SAENS ‘Mon cœur s’ouvre a? ta voix’ from Samson and Delilah
OFFENBACH ‘Intermezzo’ from The Tales of Hoffmann
VERDI ‘Sempre libera’ from La Traviata


ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
BIZET ‘Seguidilla’ from Carmen
BIZET ‘Votre Toast’ from Carmen
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana BIZET ‘Je dis que rien ne m’e?pouvante’ from Carmen
RODGERS ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ from Carousel PUCCINI ‘Nessun dorma’ from Turandot


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