Outback Queensland comes alive this May with the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera.
Presented by Opera Queensland in association with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Festival visits Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall and Windorah from 19 to 27 May this year.
Internationally acclaimed singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes headlines the Festival’s two main concerts, Dark Sky Serenade and Singing in the Night. He is joined by Eva Kong, Xenia Puskarz Thomas, Kang Wang and Jason Barry-Smith.
Dark Sky Serenade – Friday 21 May 2021
Vast horizons, crystal clear air and glorious music await you at this once in a lifetime concert. Set upon a raised plateau, amid the extraordinary Australian Age of Dinosaurs parklands, watch the sun set and the Milky Way emerge out of the night sky, as you’re enchanted by the songs of Mozart, Bizet, Rossini and Rogers and Hammerstein to name a few.
This exquisite concert embraces the majesty and wonder of all the Outback has to offer.
Singing in the Night – Saturday 22 May 2021
With a charming hundred-year-old plane hangar as a backdrop, be immersed in beautiful music making as the sun sets behind the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach. Music by composers from across the history of opera, including Handel, Verdi, and Puccini and some much-loved musical numbers from shows such as South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady, will provide audiences with a concert of great range and variety.
With only 300 tickets available, this is a rare opportunity to encounter artists of this calibre in such a relaxed and intimate setting.
The eight-day festival also includes opportunities to see our 2021 touring production, Are You Lonesome Tonight, many of them free, one off pop-up performances, and the chance to join in Opera Queensland’s much-loved social singalongs, Sing Sing Sing.
To allow you to plan your ticket purchase around your itinerary and manage capacity for each venue, each event must be purchased or registered for separately.
Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera is funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program. Image courtesy Tourism and Events Queensland.