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For the first time in Canberra, six international guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany will perform an exquisite repertoire with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) at Llewellyn Hall.

This international collaboration between Australia and Germany promises to be an epic concert event. The Opera Gala features world-class opera stars – originally from Germany, Iceland, Chile and Japan – who have performed on stages across the world and the Gala on Saturday 8 July will be their only performance in Australia.

The guest vocalists, from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany, will join the CSO to perform your favourite Puccini, Wagner, Verdi, Rossini and Mozart arias under the baton of CSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Nicholas Milton AM.

The much-anticipated event at Llewellyn Hall has been made possible through an international cultural exchange initiative, supported by the governments of Australia and Germany.


“We are delighted to be bringing these exceptional international stars to Canberra to perform with our orchestra,” says Canberra Symphony Orchestra CEO, Sarah Kimball.

This collaboration reflects the high calibre of the CSO – which consistently “punches above its weight” in Australia. This is far from the first time the CSO has worked with international artists, but represents a new era in being able to attract top-class talent directly to Canberra.

But the night won’t end after the final aria is sung. To cap off a once in a lifetime opportunity, why not take the party back to your room, just a stroll away?

A special opera-in-the-city experience has been created to enable both Canberrans and regional visitors to extend the event experience even further with a heady combination of A Reserve tickets to the Gala accompanied by a complimentary drink and concert program and a night at the award winning Hotel Hotel where you’ll enjoy a welcome gift of local produce including a cheeky bottle of Lerida Estate wine. You’ll even be transferred to the event in the latest Rolf Classic BMW electric limousines. Sound tempting?

To book your package, call Hotel Hotel today on 6287 6287 and quote Oper080717.

the essentials

What: The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Opera Gala
When: Saturday 8 July at 7.30pm
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Tickets: Visit cso.org.au/event/cso-opera-gala


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