Sunday 16th July at 1pm
Adults - $55
Concession - $45
Lyric Opera Central Coast will warm hearts and toes this winter with their Winter Gala on Sunday 16 July. It will be an afternoon of opera favourites and orchestral power with some of Australia’s finest singers and musicians in the classic Avoca Beach Picture Theatre.
Artistic Director Dr Steven Stanke said “We have created an exciting concert to introduce us to the Central Coast and warmly welcome all those who appreciate fine music and social occasion. Our Vocal Director and Principal Artist Angela Brewer will be joined by national stars Sally-Anne Russell, Shane Lowrencev and Richard Lane, performing live with a 14-piece orchestra.
There will be highlights from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro including Figaro’s aria ‘Se vuol ballare’, sung by Shane and ‘Voi che sapete’ performed by Sally-Anne, and arias from Handel (‘Lascio ch’io Pianga’ from Rinaldo, sung by Sally-Anne), Bizet (The Toreador’s Song from Carmen sung by Shane) and Puccini (‘O mio babbino caro’ sung by Angela) and many more. No opera concert with a soprano and a tenor would be complete without the ‘Drinking Song’ from La Traviata and Shane and Richard will perform Bizet’s all-time favourite ‘At the Steps of the Temple’ from The Pearl Fishers. There will also be orchestral overtures and intermezzos and the concert will finish with a rousing ‘O Sole Mio’.