New Year's Day was the opening performance of the Opera Australia Great Opera Hits concert series at the Sydney Opera House. The Joan Sutherland Theatre hosted hundreds of excited audience members, who were lavished with operatic affection!
Ruth Strutt sang mezzo-soprano arias by Bizet and Rossini, and performed alongside fellow OA artists Kathryn Radcliffe, Andrew Jones, and Simon Kim. In the coming concerts, the Ruth will be joined by renowned sopranos Lorina Gore and Stacey Alleaume.
The reviews from our audiences are already flowing in:
"I attended the opening performance of Opera Australia's 2018 season of Great Opera Hits and it was absolutely marvellous. I wasn't sure what to expect of this concert presentation of familiar arias and duets, sung by local Australian artists and accompanied by Guy Noble on piano, but it was both musically excellent and more fun than I had ever imagined. We laughed, we shed some tears, in one place we even sang along...don't be put off if you "don't like opera", this performance may well change your mind. I've never been to a classical concert where the audience virtually erupted into a standing ovation as soon as the artists took their curtain call, and it was well deserved. Thanks, Opera Australia, for letting us see these extraordinarily talented performers to start off our new year!" (from TripAdvisor)