The world’s most famous arias are ringing out from the Joan Sutherland Theatre again as Opera Australia’s enormously popular Great Opera Hits concert series returns to Australia’s true home of opera.
Described as the ‘best of opera without the boring bits’, this 90 minute show is jam-packed with tunes that most people will be familiar with and not realise they are masterpieces that are famous around the world, not just the soundtrack from a commercial.
On Saturday 17th October at 7.30pm, Riverside Theatres Digital will present An Enchanted Evening starring Opera superstars Julie Lea Goodwin, Daniel Belle alongside popular conductor and host Guy Noble on piano. The evening will be available both in the theatre and live streamed to audiences’ homes, in a one-show only performance at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.
‘An Enchanted Evening’ will bring Opera and Music together as Australia’s leading singers Julie Lea Goodwin (West Side Story, La Bohème, Whiteley) and Daniel Belle (Ten Tenors, Les Misérables) are joined on stage on the piano by conductor Guy Noble (Sydney Symphony Orchestra, La Bohème,Opera Queensland).
The chance to hear or view any of international vocal sensation Sumi Jo’s many award-winning recordings is always a thrill. The opportunity to see this soprano live complete with a stunning range of dresses and her seasoned acting skill intact is a pure entertainment delight.
Sumi Jo illustrated her tremendous range, singing in five languages throughout the concert, and presented arias from her coloratura repertoire alongside Korean classical songs, a Baroque vocal piece by Purcell and duets from operetta as well as a wonderfully characterised performance with baritone Jose Carbo of Gershwin’s ‘Bess, you is my woman now’.