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Australia
Sydney

Patricia’s weekends have been popular for many years as we go to top class operas including the favourites and the innovative. Meeting artists over Sunday lunch is always a great treat! Our New Zealand performers will tell us the story from backstage!

Sydney

Three spectacular contrasting performances in one weekend! Or take your choice!

My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe

Opera Australia celebrates this much loved musical’s 60th anniversary bringing the story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences. Julie Andrews, the original star, now directs.

The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.

Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo

A double dose of desperation and drama in this classic double bill of Italian opera tragedies in a small Sicilian town. Two short and dramatic operas explore the full spectrum of emotion with murder on Easter Sunday, a male victim, a mourning mother, a married mistress, a spurned lover and a cuckolded husband who makes one dangerous enemy!

King Roger by Szymanowski

Watching his wife dance under the stranger’s spell, King Roger (Norman king of 13th century Sicily) struggles with his own passions. A rare opportunity to hear a 20th century Polish masterpiece in this co-production with the Royal Opera House London where Kasper Holten’s arresting staging was acclaimed a “major artistic triumph”. (The Telegraph, UK)

This opening night performance will be a new and exciting experience for us all!

Patricia’s opera weekends are very popular. last Year was sold out so BOOK NOW!


WHEN
18-21 May
COST

OPTION ONE
3 nights hotel accomodation at The Langham Hotel.

Easy walking distance to venues.

Extra nights available

Share NZ$1,990

Single NZ$2,650

Airfares not included

OPTION TWO

Arrange your own accommodation and join in our programme

NZ$1,500

Airfares not included.

 

Sydney

Opera Australia presents two not-to-be-missed grand concert performances in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House while the Joan Sutherland auditorium is under renovation. PLUS optional tour of Opera Australia’s workshops and rehearsal studios to see firsthand how an opera is produced.

Parsifal by Wagner

Jonas Kaufmann, one of the greatest tenors of our time, will perform one of opera’s most challenging roles in a rare concert performance of Wagner’s final opera.

In a story drawn from the Arthurian legends of holy relics, enchanted maidens and faithful knights, the fate of the knights of the Holy Grail rests on the shoulders of a pure fool, Parsifal. “Lean back, give into the music, and something extraordinary can happen,” says Kaufmann.

Requiem by Verdi

A thrilling journey of intense human emotion, as dramatic as any opera with sublime and soaring melodies. Performed by the Opera Australia Chorus with an international cast of Italian and Australian Verdi specialists, this is a true choral and Verdi masterpiece. Who could not be moved by the powerful “Dies irae”?


WHEN
10-13 August
COST
3 nights Hotel accommodation

Easy walking distance to Sydney Opera House

Extra nights available
Share N$1,850

Single NZ$2,370

Airfares not included.

OPTION TWO

Arrange your own accommodation and join in our programme

NZ$1,350

Airfares not included.