Following the success of the inaugural Opera Australia performance at Uluru in 2019, the opera will return to Uluru from 11-13 December 2020 with an expanded program of four uniquely intimate performances.
“This year’s performance completely sold out in just five days, and the event itself was a great success, so we knew that we needed to find a way for a bigger encore performance”, said Voyages CEO Grant Hunt.
Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini said they were thrilled to be partnering with Voyages again to return to Uluru in 2020.
“It was such an honour to perform in front of the Rock this year, you could feel the excitement and awe ripple through the audience,” said Terracini.
“It will be a fabulous showcase of our incredible singers and musicians, combined with the spectacular outback landscape and the spiritual energy that is Uluru.”
Guests in 2020 will be able to curate their own operatic experience from the program, choosing one or multiple performances depending on their own preferences.
The weekend begins on Friday night with the Marriage of Figaro Poolside Dinner set in the poolside surrounds of Sails in the Desert.
On Saturday morning, on a dune top overlooking the Field of Light, the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Sunrise Performance will take place.
The main event, Opera at Uluru, on Saturday evening will feature some of Opera Australia’s finest singers performing under the stars, accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
On Sunday morning guests will have the opportunity to experience Taryn Fiebig with Cello, Sunrise Performance, an exclusive outdoor recital performed as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
“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,” said Grant.
“With the Uluru Climb now closed it’s more important than ever that we continue to create experiential options, which is why we have worked hard to enable Opera Australia to perform once again here in the heart of Australia.”