Operarte is a marriage of the genius of ARC Living Master Artist, Mr Gordon Hanley, and The Underground Opera Company…and it’s all Gold!
Friday June 4th 7:30PM
Saturday June 5th 7:30PM
Sunday June 6th 1:30PM
Opera at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle.
Enjoy 3 performances of Opera in Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle over the 1st weekend, in June, 2021, Friday 4th, Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th for an incredible opera experience.
If you have ever wondered what opera was like, now is your chance to savour the experience. Morpeth Gallery, along with the Underground Opera Company, is presenting celebrated arias from famous operas, sung by some of Australia’s best opera singers. The performance is enhanced with images of Gordon Hanley’s metal point art work projected as a backdrop during the performance.
Operarte is a marriage of the genius of ARC Living Master Artist, Mr Gordon Hanley, and The Underground Opera Company that combines exceptional live performances with the visual spectacle of Gordon Hanley’s artworks.
These photo realistic metalpoint masterpieces are drawn with 24ct Gold. The exhibition will include twenty gold gilded reproductions of artworks that Mr Hanley has created to best represent each individual piece in the evenings programme.
Time lapse photographs are taken and combined to create a visually moving masterpiece. These moving masterpieces will be projected on a screen behind the singers in Christ Church Cathedral to create a magical backdrop for each performance.
Join us June 4th, 5th or 6th for an incredible opera. A concert of the finest performances, to fill Christ Church Cathedral. In true Underground Opera fashion, we will make you LAUGH, CRY and CHEER.
Our world class cast will bring the roof down with incredible arias, duets and ensemble pieces from Opera’s most memorable moments. It’s opera as you’ve never seen or heard it before. No mics. No fancy theatre space. Just booming voices pulsing around this incredible building in the heart of Newcastle.
There is always a touch of Musical Theatre to break up the languages, so you can bring your friends along or organise a night out with friends, colleagues or clients in private sections of the Cathedral.
Artistic director Bruce Edwards noted that many audience members will be newcomers to opera, who will enjoy the Underground Opera Company’s mix of famous arias, duets and musical theatre numbers.
Mr Edwards said he was proud to receive dozens of four and five star reviews on the Underground Opera Company’s Ticketmaster page for past Opera performances in underground venues.
The company performs regularly in Brisbane’s Underground Opera House with events in mines, tunnels and caves around Australia including The Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains and The Capricorn Caves near Rockhampton, as well as above ground, in Power stations, on Islands, in Castles and now The Christ Church Cathedral.
Underground Opera Company is one of Australia’s highest rated opera companies by audience review. Tickets may be purchased from www.undergroundopera.com.au.