Italian Opera Gala
Stars of the European Opera

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Italian Opera Gala
Stars of the European Opera

Moving drama meets electrifying music as a host of Australian stars and conductor Donald Runnicles bring you the greatest moments of Italian opera.

Opera flourished on the stages of 19th-century Italy as maestri like Giuseppe Verdi matched realistic scenarios, compelling characters and heightened emotion with thrilling music. In extravagant historical epics, gripping dramas and comedies, Verdi’s brilliant theatrical instincts shine in show-stopping moments that put the art of the opera singer in the spotlight.

The next generation of Italian composers Mascagni and Leoncavallo made art out of everyday life where near-impressionistic music amplifies the tragedies of village life and crimes of passion.

Relive the emotion with the Sydney Symphony – sets and staging are optional when the music and the drama are this powerful.

 

 

Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner Symphony No.7

Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner Symphony No.7

17-19 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem

Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem

23-26 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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Mendelssohn and Martinů

Mendelssohn and Martinů

25-26 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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A Paris Happening

A Paris Happening

25 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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A Russian Gala

A Russian Gala

8-9 Nov

Sydney Opera House

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