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International Opera Gala

Saturday 8 July, 2017
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 7.30pm

Conductor Nicholas Milton AM
Artistic Patronage ActewAGL
Soloists Guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken, Germany (Saarländisches Staatstheater)

Always one of the season highlights, this year’s Opera Gala will be an extraordinary international concert event.

Six guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany will perform exquisite repertoire with the orchestra, under the baton of CSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Nicholas Milton AM.

Read about the international guest artists here

Read about Chief Conductor & Artistic Director Nicholas Milton here

The world-class opera stars—originally from Germany, Iceland, Chile and Japan—have performed on stages across the world and this Canberra event will be their only concert performance in Australia.

With an exquisite programme of arias by Puccini, Wagner, Verdi, Rossini and Mozart this landmark CSO Opera Gala promises to be a breathtaking musical experience.

“I know this music will touch you with its emotional depth and divine beauty. It will transport and inspire you.” Nicholas Milton

The much-anticipated event has been made possible through an international cultural exchange initiative, generously supported by the governments of Australia and Germany.

 “Both countries are vibrant cultural centres, with Australia displaying a modern sensibility along with our unique Indigenous heritage, and Germany acknowledged as one of the world’s leading locations for innovation and excellence in cultural pursuits. This distinctively unique musical collaboration recognises and honours the significant positive effect of cultural exchange in building mutual understanding and respect between societies.” Nicholas Milton

Whether you love opera or want to explore this fantastical world for the first time, the 2017 CSO Opera Gala is simply not to be missed. Tickets selling fast so book yours today. 

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