Spend an afternoon at the Opera!

Adelaide City Council is pleased to present the next Lord Mayor’s Gala Concert – An Afternoon at the Opera – to be held at the grand Adelaide Town Hall on Tuesday 18th September.

An ensemble of some of the finest voices in South Australia will be joined by esteemed Italian baritone Mario Bellanova to present a diverse program featuring music from major operas, operettas and Broadway musicals.

The singers will be accompanied by one of Australia’s leading Musical Directors and accompanists, Dale Ringland, on the Town Hall grand piano.

“This is a must-see for anyone who loves Opera or music in general,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.

“Get your friends, neighbors and family together and make a day of it – come into the city, have some lunch and enjoy what will be an enchanting afternoon of live music.”

Among the performers are current members of the State Opera of South Australia, soprano Desiree Frahn as well as Catriona Barr and Adam Goodburn who are fresh from performing the roles of Venus and Orpheus in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Gisele Blanchard will also be performing, who has recently returned from France as the Resident Soprano Soloist of the Nice Opera.

The concert will start at 12.30pm and will go for 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval. During the interval tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

Suitable for all ages, tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at BASS outlets, via  or by calling 131 246. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adelaide City Council Residents:                                                               FREE

Seniors (Seniors Card Holders/ Aged Pension Card holders):                  $5.00

Seniors Group Bookings 10+                                                                     $4.90

Concession (Student/ Pension/ Health Care):                                           $7.50

Children (15yr & under)                                                                              $7.50

Adults                                                                                                         $15.00

The Lord Mayor’s Gala Concert Series offers a variety of musical entertainment throughout the year.

Next month the Lord Mayor’s Every Generation Concert will be held on Tuesday 2nd October from 1pm to 2.30pm. The show will be part of the month long Every Generation Festival, which commemorates the lives of older citizens across all generations and cultures.  For further details on the October concert will be posted soon on

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