In September 2021, Opera Australia returns to Uluru with four performances planned across one weekend with the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru as the backdrop.
This will be Opera Australia’s second performance at Uluṟu, partnering with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, having captivated audiences with its inaugural concert in November 2019. A return visit was planned in 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be held under the stars from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September 2021 and will provide guests with the opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest music performed in a uniquely Australian setting.
In 2021, guests will be able to curate their own musical journey by choosing from a range of packages and stand-alone concerts.
The weekend begins on Friday night with an open-air Welcome Dinner, highlighting native bush ingredients, and will feature a performance of sublime arias from the final act of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The event will take place among the expansive ghost gums at Sails in the Desert.
Two exceptional, intimate dawn performances for only 90 people each will leave guests awestruck as the sun rises over the horizon and bathes Uluru in the morning light. On Saturday, guests can enjoy four of Opera Australia’s finest singers and a string quartet performing a selection of Brahms’ most beautiful love songs, the Liebeslieder Waltzes.
And, on Sunday morning, celebrated soprano and accomplished cellist Taryn Fiebig will enthral guests with a captivating recital, performing a selection of songs on her cello.
The Gala Concert on Saturday evening will include a performance of arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more, accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Tahu Matheson.
As the sun sets over the desert backdrop, the evening will be illuminated by the spellbinding colours of celebrated artist Bruce Munro’s critically acclaimed Field of Light, Uluru’s 50,000 glass spheres. The weekend of performances offers a totally unique way to experience the global art phenomenon, which opened at Ayers Rock Resort in 2016.
Tickets to the Saturday evening Gala Concert can be purchased as part of a two- or three-night package with prices starting from $825 per person twin-share, including accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort, return airport transfers and in-room Wi-Fi. Tickets to the three other performances can be purchased individually, ranging from $315–$595 per person.
For more information, visit ayersrockresort.com.au/operaaustralia or call 1300 134 044.