Featured image: A magical adventure of spirit and song awaits at Uluru. Photo: Opera Australia
Here’s something to sing about — Australia’s spiritual heartland will play host to Opera Australia with four unique performances planned for September 2021. The weekend of events will be held under the stars and at dawn with the spectacular Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru as backdrops.
Partnering with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, it will be a welcome return for Opera Australia after the planned 2020 performance was cancelled due to coronavirus. “The return of Opera Australia to Uluru in 2021 will give people something to look forward to after such a difficult year,” says Matthew Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages. “These extraordinary performances will be a true feast for the senses, combining one of the most iconic Australian landscapes with Opera Australia’s awe-inspiring music and the magic of Field of Light Uluru.”
The weekend includes an open-air Welcome Dinner and performance among the ghost gums at Sails in the Desert, two intimate dawn performances as Uluru bathes in the morning light; and a Gala Concert of famous arias accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Tahu Matheson. Guests can also experience Bruce Munro’s awesome Field of Light Uluru’s 50,000 glass spheres (it’s bucket list stuff).
“Our first concert there last year proved such a success, we knew we were onto something really special,” says Opera Australia Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini AM. “We were really touched by the feedback we received from guests who were visibly moved by the experience.”
Mr Terracini noted, “I’m particularly looking forward to the intimate, ethereal sunrise performances in the dunes near the Field of Light, these will be memories that will last a lifetime.”
Curate your own musical journey by choosing from a range of overnight packages and stand-alone concerts which run from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September 2021. Individual tickets start at $315.
Couples will love: A spine-tingling cultural experience in the shadow of one of our great Australian icons. Pure Red Centre romance.
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