An Afternoon at the Opera

An Afternoon at the Opera

Spend AN AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA with Australia’s most brilliant and witty Opera Conductor Brian Castles-Onionas he shares his crazy on-stage moments, funniest anecdotes as well as his passion for Opera!

Born in Cessnock, Brian Castles-Onion is one of Australia’s most exciting and well-known opera conductors. His career expands internationally having worked at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School of Music. He has worked at the Rossini Festival in Italy, held the position of Artistic Director of Canterbury Opera in New Zealand and currently continues his long run association with Opera Australia. 

In concert, Brian Castles-Onion is a celebrated compère and conductor. He was on the podium for Opera Australia’s 40th Anniversary Gala and The Robert Allman Farewell Gala and conducted the Joan Sutherland State Memorial Service – which was broadcast internationally on television and radio. 

You’ll hear and fall in love again with the most beautiful and thrilling arias and duets from Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and others, performed by three of Australia’s brightest operatic talents - Danita Weatherstone (Soprano), Virgilio Marino (Tenor), and Luke Gabbedy (Baritone). It’s an afternoon filled with the most glorious melodies, laughter, tears and ecstasy.


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We regret to advise that there are no refunds or exchanges as per the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Should any performance be postponed due to intervening circumstances, you will have the option to transfer your ticket to the rescheduled performance or receive a full refund. Likewise, should any performance be cancelled due to intervening circumstances a full refund will be issued.

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  • Sunday, 03 March 2024 | 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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