Witnessing an Opera Australia performance in any setting is always a special experience, but on 2 November this year, the opera company will hold an exclusive and extra-special concert in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This marks the first ever Opera Australia performance in Australia’s spiritual heart, and with Uluru and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru as the backdrop, it’s bound to be an exceptionally moving evening.
Performances during the concert will include famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more, sung by some of Opera Australia’s finest singers. They will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Tahu Matheson.
To be able to watch these performances as the sun sets over the desert, the stars illuminate the night sky and the Field of Light Uluru’s 50,000 glass spheres surround you would be a truly goosebump-inducing experience.
“Opera Australia is honoured to be presenting our first ever performance at Australia’s spiritual centre, on the sacred lands surrounding Uluru. I was so profoundly moved when I first visited – moved by a sense of awe, and spirituality that is palpable, and by the raw beauty of the landscape,” said Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini.
“I knew then that we had an opportunity to create something extraordinary if we could perform in such an incredible atmosphere. It’s absolutely thrilling that we’ve been able to team up with [Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia] to bring that dream to life,” said Lyndon.
Presented by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Opera at Uluru will be a one-off event. Packages are available to book now and start from $750 per person twin share. They include two nights’ accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort, breakfast daily, return airport transfers and a ticket to the concert.
There are also two celebratory dining experiences being held which guests can choose to take part in:
The Opera at Uluru Welcome Dinner on Friday 1 November will include champagne and canapés, followed by a sumptuous three course dinner inspired by the Tali Wiru signature dining experience showcasing bush tucker ingredients paired with premium wines. Guests will enjoy an aria from an Opera Australia performer and members of Opera Australia will also be dining with guests. $289 per person.
The Opera at Uluru Starlit Dinner on Sunday 3 November will be held on a remote dune-top under the night sky and feature a three-course menu of contemporary, native bush tucker-inspired cuisine, an Indigenous cultural performance and a star talk. $265 per person.