Opera Australia heads to the outback with performance at Uluru

Opera Australia will perform an exclusive concert at Uluru for the first time.

The performance will be on 2 November with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru as the backdrop.

During the concert, some of Opera Australia’s finest singers will perform famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and conducted by Tahu Matheson.

“Opera Australia is honoured to be presenting our first ever performance at Australia’s spiritual centre, on the sacred lands surrounding Uluru,” said Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini.

“I was so profoundly moved when I first visited – moved by a sense of awe, and spirituality that is palpable, and by the raw beauty of the landscape.

“I knew then that we had an opportunity to create something extraordinary if we could perform in such an incredible atmosphere. It’s absolutely thrilling that we’ve been able to team up with Voyages to bring that dream to life.”

Grant Hunt, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, said the performance will be “a true feast for the senses”.

“We know that our guests are drawn time and again to the magic of Uluru, and that they want to engage in a range of experiences that allow them to gain a deeper enjoyment of the destination, which is why we have worked hard to enable Opera Australia to perform here in the heart of Australia,” said Grant.