Never been to the opera? This July you can watch one of the world’s most loved operas here on the Gold Coast!
From July 20 – 22, Opera Australia will be performing a scintillating production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Mozart’s classic comedy has been entertaining crowds of all ages for centuries, and between the witty, fast-moving libretto and the melodic, charming ensemble writing, it’s not hard to understand why.
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The much-loved opera, which follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day, will be performed in English with a live chamber orchestra and some of Opera Australia’s finest singers.
Also set to hit the stage for the performances are 23 young Gold Coast vocalists, who were successful in auditioning for Opera Australia’s Regional Children’s Chorus program.
Director Michael Gow and Set and Costume Designer Robert Kemp have given Mozart’s comedic masterpiece a makeover with the production to feature stunning period costumes and a clever set. “When you add fantastic music by Mozart, some incredible singing, a small orchestra that’s producing the most amazing sounds and have something that’s actually good to look at, I think it’s like a creative explosion,’ said Mr Kemp.
Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini, is on a mission to introduce opera to new audiences, and he believes it’s vital to reinvent productions regularly to make them contemporary and engaging for different kinds of settings. “The Marriage of Figaro is a great opera to tour and with this wonderful Australian creative team this will be a show regional audiences won’t want to miss! Michael Gow and Robert Kemp are masters of storytelling, and they have created a version of The Marriage of Figaro that will be unforgettable,” said Mr Terracini.
The Marriage of Figaro is on at The Arts Centre Gold Coast from July 20 – 22. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at: https://theartscentregc.com.au/music/the-marriage-of-figaro