This is 2021. This is Opera.

Single tickets on sale now.


An Aria A Day #133

‘We’ll gather lilacs’
from Perchance to Dream
by Ivor Novello

18th September, 2020

Helpmann and Green Room Award winner Tiffany Speight sang the role of Johanna in our production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ in the early 2000s. From lockdown in regional Victoria separated from her family including her nonagenarian Grandmother the soprano shares ‘We’ll gather lilacs’ by Welsh composer Ivor Novello.

The song first appeared in the hit musical romance ‘Perchance to Dream’ and has since been recorded by the likes of Stuart Foster, Anne Ziegler, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Julie Andrews.

    Sign up for the latest news

    By signing up to the Opera Queensland newsletter you agree to our Terms and Conditions and that you have read our Privacy Policy, including our Cookie use.


    Hi, what are you looking for?