Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera returns to Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Windorah from 18 – 27 May 2022.
Set in Queensland’s iconic Outback, the festival celebrates the wonder of opera under an endless sky. This year’s festival features two spectacular open-sky concerts at Winton and Longreach, headlined by Greta Bradman with music direction by Dane Lam, leading the UQ Pulse Chamber Orchestra.
The first of these two concerts is Dark Sky Serenade on Friday 20 May 2022 at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Winton.
The concert stage is perched 75 metres above the surrounding landscape at the spectacular Jump-Up in the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum. Experience sublime music as the sun sets and the Milky Way explodes out of the night sky.
Featuring the music of Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Tosti Dark Sky Serenade embraces the romance of our outback setting through some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Bring your champagne and red roses as we explore composers’ evocations of love and loss through the ages.
Music Director DANE LAM
Director PATRICK NOLAN
Lighting Design BERNIE TAN-HAYES
With the UQ Pulse Chamber Orchestra
Presented in association with The University of Queensland in collaboration with the School of Music.
Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.