Conductor Giovanni Reggioli
Soprano Natalie Aroyan
Tenor Kang Wang
Bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman
Chorus Brisbane Chorale
Verdi Nabucco Overture
Verdi Nabucco, "Va pensiero" Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Verdi La Traviata, De' miei bollenti spiriti
Puccini Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Bizet Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers
Puccini Act 1 finale from La Bohème
Verdi Aïda, Triumphal March
Rossini Come un'ape ne' giorni d'aprile from La Cenerentola
Puccini Bimba dagli occhi pieni de malia (Love Duet) from Madama Butterfly
Puccini Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut, Act III
Verdi Il Trovatore, "Vedi, le fosche notturne spoglie"
Verdi LaTraviata: Brindisi (The Drinking Song)
Opera has been popular for years because it turns all our human emotions up to 11.
Couples falling in love, heartbreaking love triangles, drinking songs, slaves celebrating their freedom. The stories and scenes almost don't matter - they're all just a great excuse to hear soaring melodies, rousing choruses and the glorious sound of the human voice in full flight. We've picked some of the greatest opera moments of all time and we're going to present them all in one spectacular night. Whether you're an opera buff or want to sample the world of opera to see what the fuss is about, you'll have a great time at our Opera Gala.