The New England Conservatorium of Music presented two sold-out concerts at the Armidale Teachers' College Auditorium on Thursday evening, that featured the most famous arias of all time performed by Opera Australia's brightest young stars.
Lovingly described as 'opera without the boring bits' this extraordinary event was developed especially for New England audiences by Opera Australia's Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini.
The one-night-only concert included highlights from Rossini's Barber of Seville, Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's La Traviata and many more, performed by a line-up of Opera Australia stars and a 10-piece orchestra, conducted by Luke Spicer.
Before and after the shows, guests gathered in the new pop-up Opera Bar, located on the balcony of the Armidale Teachers' College, enjoying a glass of champagne and one of the most spectacular views in town.
The sensational evening followed the sell-out Australian Chamber Orchestra concert last month.
Next in line to delight Armidale audiences is 'Ensemble Liaison' - one of Australia's leading ensembles - featuring Armidale-born and bred clarinettist, David Griffiths, who has curated the program that will be performed in the Old Teachers College auditorium on August 5.
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