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National Opera presents Handel’s Alcina

Thursday 8 / Saturday 10 December 2022National Opera promotional tile: There are images of two women and a National Opera logo. The text reads: "Handel's Alcina, 8 and 10 December,

Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Acton, 7.30pm

National Opera presents Handel’s opera Alcina with an all-star cast including Emma Matthews and Rachelle Durkin and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra conducted by Handel specialist Graham Abbott.

Premium $169.50 – $179.50
A Reserve $149.50 – $159.50
B Reserve $129.50 – $139.50
C Reserve $75.00 – $85.00


Alcina is set on an enchanted island with not one but two sorceresses, discarded lovers who have been transformed into wild beasts, and a young woman disguising herself as a man so she can find her missing lover. Full of gorgeous music and with an all-star Australian cast, this will be a night of glorious musical delights.

Learn more about the cast and creative team



When to arrive
Doors to Llewellyn Hall will open at 7pm with the performance commencing at 7.30pmPlease allow sufficient time for parking.

Box Office
The Box Office in the ground floor Athenaeum will be open from 6pm for ticket purchase and collection. The Box Office is card only (no cash). 

FM radio assisted hearing units are available in Llewellyn Hall. To reserve a unit, call CSO Direct at least 24 hours in advance on 02 6262 6772 (weekdays 10am – 3pm). Hearing units can be collected from the Box Office in the ground floor Athenaeum. For information about wheelchair seating and other accessibility requirements, call CSO Direct or enquire directly with Llewellyn Hall.

Cloaking is not available at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Free after-hours parking is available in front of the ANU School of Music, behind the ANU School of Art and in the Baldessin multi-storey carpark off Childers Street.

The Athenaeum and Level 4 bars will be open pre-concert and at interval. The bars will accept card only (no cash).

Pre-concert talk
There will not be a pre-concert talk for this event.

There will be a 20-minute interval from 9pm to 9.20pm (approx.).

Concert programs
Programs will be available at the venue for $10 – cash and card payments accepted.

Running order
6.00pm – Box Office opens
7.00pm – Doors to Llewellyn Hall open
7.30pm  Performance commences
9.00pm  Interval (approx. timing)
10.45pm – Performance concludes (approx. timing)




If you are unwell or should be in isolation or quarantine, do not attend the performance.

ACT Health strongly encourages the use of face masks in public indoor settings and wherever it is difficult to maintain physical distancing. Llewellyn Hall strongly encourages the use of face masks. Audience members are not required to wear masks in other sections but are welcome to do so. Seating will not be physically distanced.

While you will be seated next to other patrons, please practise physical distancing as much as possible as you move around the venue.

Practise good hand hygiene, including washing hands frequently with soap and water and covering coughs / sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.

We encourage patrons to stay up to date with ACT Government advice via



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