Prepare to be swept away by the beauty of opera. This truly is one of Melbourne’s most inspiring experiences and your chance to immerse yourself in thrilling voices, lavish sets and costumes, and moving stories – opera has it all!
Experience the opera at a theatre in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct. Make a date, gather some friends and dress up a little. Visit the bar pre-show – perhaps indulging in a glass of champagne – and before long it is time to take your seats. As the lights go down and the orchestra begins to play, the real magic begins!
Rigoletto: Royalty, loyalty, deformity, devotion, lust and revenge: this humdinger of an opera has everything. See it if you like the tune that’s scored 1000 pasta ads, clever sets, Fellini and Hitchcock.
Così fan tutte: Two pairs of lovers test each other’s faithfulness in a sweet comedy with a sublime score. See it if you like A Room With a View, Shakespeare's comedies or period costumes.
Il Viaggio a Reims: A frivolous excuse for a huge cast of fabulous singers to knock your socks off. This playful production features the world’s most famous artworks. See it if you like art history, elaborate jokes or impressive harmonies.
Turandot: A prince pursues an ice-cold princess in a stunning opera full of riddles and intrigue. (It’s the one with ‘Nessun dorma’.) See it if you like ballet, famous tunes or exotic fairytales.
Faust: A glitzy cabaret, a charming devil, a demonic ballet — this production offers a visual feast to match the thrilling music. See it if you like impressive sets, great storytelling and large-scale productions.
Once this experience has been confirmed changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
There will be an audience of 1500 people on the day.
There are no rules about what to wear when attending the opera. It is always great fun to dress up for the occasion and make a glamorous night of it, but dressing up is not mandatory.
This experience takes place at the Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC.