Opera Queensland

Opera QueenslandOpera Queensland is an opera company based in Brisbane, Queensland. The company was founded with funding from the Queensland State Government in 1981, then under the name Lyric Opera of Queensland, after the Queensland Opera Company was closed in December 1980.

 

It is after Opera Australia the second largest opera company in Australia. Each year the company presents at least three major operatic productions in Brisbane and numerous smaller productions, concerts and tours of operatic and lighter musical material in other venues throughout Queensland. As a partner in The Opera Conference, the national partnership of professional opera companies, Opera Queensland is actively involved in commissioning and presenting new productions. Opera Queensland is a "State flagship company" member of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group.

 

Opera Queensland is the second largest opera company in Australia. Each year the company presents at least three major operatic productions in Brisbane and numerous smaller productions, concerts and tours of operatic and lighter musical material in other venues throughout Queensland.

 

Company History

Opera Queensland (formerly Lyric Opera of Queensland) was founded in 1981 with funding from the Queensland State Government. The company was established following the closure of the Queensland Opera Company in December 1980 and the State Government's expressed desire for a professional state opera company which presented all forms of opera, including light opera and musical comedy.

 

La Traviata

The Queensland Orchestra and Opera Queensland Chorus La traviata retains a special place in the hearts of opera lovers. The tragic plight of Violetta Valéry, the beautiful Parisian courtesan who sacrificed her love for Alfredo when morally blackmailed by his father, drew from Verdi some of his most poignant and memorable melodies. This desperate tale of regret, sadness and unrequited love remains one of the most haunting love stories ever told.

 

 

From the moment the curtain goes up you’ll fall in love with the glamorous life in gay Paris, the sumptuous costumes and the magnificence of Verdi’s celebrated score, ever-present in this ravishing production by Elijah Moshinsky.

 

Website http://www.operaqld.org.au/

 

Sponsor History

2009 Institutional Partner

 

Events

2009 

Tuesday 26th May La Traviata: Verdi, Opera Queensland

Thurday 28th May La Traviata: Verdi, Opera Queensland

Saturday 30th May La Traviata: Verdi, Opera Queensland

 

2008

Thursday 29th May An Encounter with Gioacchino Rossini

Sunday 1st May Music Concert at Suncorp Piazza

 

Media

2009

The Sunday Mail The_Sunday_Mail_Opera_Italienne.jpg

Brisbane News Brisbane_News_La_Traviata.jpg

 

2008

Video Jason Barry-Smith - Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini

 

 

 

Emily Burke O mio babbino caro from G Puccini

 

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