Imagine hearing the crescendo of Nessun dorma performed in front of Uluru. Spine-tingling, right?
Well, on 2 November 2019 Australia’s spiritual home will add even more drama to a set of opera classics in a one-off, never-been-done-before event.
The Opear at Uluru program, a collaboration between Opera Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light, will be led by some of the world’s most heavenly voices.
Singers, including Natalie Aroyan, Diego Torre and Lorina Gore, will perform world-famous arias from Carmen, Tosca and Turandot (among other pieces) with a full chamber orchestra, conducted by Tahu Matheson. The experience is set to give opera lovers the opportunity to take in the timeless songs that have endeared generations for centuries against the striking, 600-million-year-old backdrop.
The makeshift stage will not only be illuminated by the starry sky but also by 50,000 glass spheres that are a part of the Field of Light exhibition. The immersive artwork, which opened at Ayers Rock Resort in 2016, will come to life at sunset as darkness creeps over the desert landscape.
Packages for the evening are in association with Voyages Indigenous Tourism and Ayers Rock Resort and start at $750 per person twin share, which includes two nights accommodation, breakfast and a ticket to the performance.
If you decide to make a weekend of it, you can also choose to take part in two dining experiences – a three-course welcome feast that encompasses bush tucker ingredients and a starlit dinner held on top of a dune lit by the night sky.
For more information on Opera at Uluru, head to ayersrockresort.com.au/oa or call 1300 134 044.