Carl Rafferty presents…
Opera by Candlelight 2018
February 16, 17 and 18, Albert Hall Canberra

Join us for the 10th year of this acclaimed entertainment.

Wonderful European singers join Australia’s best to bring you brilliant performances and great tunes!

You’ll enjoy a fun night of opera highlights, and dramatic presentation!

Your friends can join your banquet table for this splendid occasion.

You’ll be thrilled by the beauty and glorious voices of the international cast.

Opera by Candlelight is the best of opera (with all the boring bits left out)!

You choose your unique experience:

1.    Banquet night with your friends (minimum table booking of 8)

or

2.    Theatre style with supper (no minimum booking)

 

Banquet nights (Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18) are the opportunity for you to enjoy your own opera dinner party. 

Gather a group of 8 or more friends and pack a banquet of your favourite food. 

All seats are only $80, and wine is included! 

Think of this as a posh indoor picnic!

You’ll arrive at stately Albert Hall, beautifully decorated for the great occasion. Join your friends at a banquet table supplied with white linen cloth, a silver candelabra, and a choice of nice wine. Set up your banquet (as simple or as lavish as you choose). Enjoy the company and your banquet, then sit back with a drink and enjoy the entertainment.

CLICK HERE to book for Saturday February 17 banquet night.

CLICK HERE to book for Sunday February 18 banquet night.

 

If you choose the theatre/supper night (Friday February 16) you’ll arrive at Albert Hall to the pop of champagne corks! 
Enjoy a yummy supper and wine, while our music director, the wonderful Warwick Dunham, plays cocktail piano music. 
Then take your seat for the show…

CLICK HERE to book for Friday February 16 (Theatre/Supper)

After you’ve settled with your friends and your food you’ll join the expectant hush as you wait for international singers to burst into glorious song.
You’ll enjoy a thrilling concert of the great Opera masterpieces: the sublime Flower Duet, the spine-tingling Toreador’s song, the spectacular O Fortuna, the serene Meditation from Thais, the joyous waltz from Romeo and Juliet.

Opera by Candlelight is now in its 10th year, and each show is more exciting than the last.

The comradery of the cast is contagious. Singers from 8 countries join prizewinning Australian singers, so that you can share these joyous moments with your friends.

Please like us on facebook so you can share this unique event with your friends!

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We welcome our European singers, who start to arrive in Australia at the end of this month. We also welcome back our Australian singers who have been studying in Austria, Hungary and Poland in 2017.

Our international singers for 2018: Ivana Janosevic (Serbia), Kate Rafferty (Vienna), Maria Slavova (Ukraine), Anna Razumovsky (Vienna), Nicola Jelinkova (Czech rep.), Marta Nowicka (Poland).

Several of our Australian cast have been polishing their singing in Austria, Hungary and Poland in 2017: Jane Millward, Anna Rafferty, Shane Treeves, Matthew Phillips, Diana Tulip, Megan Hobson

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We welcome the lovely Serbian soprano Ivana Janosevic. I heard Ivana give a concert at Vienna’s Palfy Palace in May, and I immediately engaged her for Australia. Her exquisite depth of tone and gentle serenity will illuminate the Flower Duet and the glorious “Ebben” aria for “La Wally”.

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Polish soprano Marta Nowicka brought the house down in her last Australian tour. She returns with Adele’s cheeky “Audition Aria” from Johann Strauss’ “Fledermaus”, Gershwin’s poignant “Summertime”, and Juliet’s vivacious “Waltz Song”.

My wonderful daughter Kate makes a quick trip from Vienna to give you the exultant waltz “Il Bacio”, the poignant “Death of Thais”, and operetta highlights!

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After you’ve settled with your friends and your food you’ll join the expectant hush as you wait for international singers to burst into glorious song.

You’ll enjoy a thrilling concert of the great Opera masterpieces: the sublime Flower Duet, the spine-tingling Toreador’s song, the spectacular O Fortuna, the serene Meditation from Thais, the joyous waltz from Romeo and Juliet.

Opera by Candlelight is now in its 10th year, and each show is more exciting than the last.

The comradery of the cast is contagious. Singers from 8 countries join prizewinning Australian singers, so that you can share these joyous moments with your friends.

CLICK HERE to book for Friday February 16

CLICK HERE to book for Saturday February 17 banquet night.

CLICK HERE to book for Sunday February 18 banquet night.

When you book your banquet night seats, please follow up with an email so I can ensure your party are sitting together at the same table! (carlrafferty@bigpond.com)

"Opera by Candlelight” is like no other event. Here’s all of the details you need to know so you can experience this unique entertainment

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“Thanks Carl, for giving us the best of all possible worlds! A great night out with our friends, a superb entertainment, and a wonderful night of food and wine. It’s the trifecta!”
Michael Davidson, Forrest ACT

“Opera by Candlelight” is staged in Canberra’s elegant Albert Hall. Music lovers travel from all parts of Australia to enjoy this unique entertainment…

“There’s no other event like this in Australia. It was well worth our trip. We’ll come for the next show, and we’ll bring friends next time!”
Don Atkinson, Glenelg SA

 

Many of our Canberra supporters invite their interstate friends to visit Canberra to enjoy these special events…

“We always invite our Sydney friends to join us for Opera by Candlelight. It’s a unique event in Canberra, and a great reason for our friends to visit”
Lucy Beauchamp, Garran, ACT

“Hello Carl, Last Sunday was our first time at “Opera by Candlelight”. What a marvellous way to showcase exceptional talent! It was a truly memorable night and is a wonderful event to be held at our fabulous Albert Hall. Congratulations to you and to all involved. Fantastic. Let’s see more of it. Regards, Di & Jerry”

“Hi Carl, I just wanted to let you know how much our table enjoyed the performance on Sunday – the general comments/feedback was WONDERFUL!! They have all told me that they wish to be included in future events which is just great. Well Done, Margaret”

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Opera by Candlelight” is like no other event. Here’s all of the details you need to know so you can experience this unique entertainment:

First of all you need to hold a table. Send me an email, and I’ll allocate your table in order of booking.

Banquet tables are a minimum booking of 8 music lovers. If you only want a few tickets, book for the Friday supper/theatre night.

All seats are $80 and wine is included.

WE PROVIDE: the table and chairs; white linen table cloth: a silver candelabra with candles; and a generous selection of bottled wine.

YOU BRING everything else. You can bring a lavish 3 course dinner…or a simple cheese platter…or anything as fancy or as simple as you like.

Doors open at 5.30 (Saturday and Sunday).

Set your table up (we give prizes for the best decorated tables), enjoy dinner with your friends from 6 to 7, and then be entertained by the show at 7pm.

Your choice of formal, flamboyant or operatic dress adds further lustre to this great night out!

We sell tea and coffee and ice creams at interval.

Banquet tables are a minimum booking of 8 music lovers. Seats are $80. Tables are allocated in order of initial booking. Book your table now so you and your friends don’t miss out. Once you’ve booked your table I’ll send you a special link so you and your friends can pay individually by card. Remember that there are fewer tables this year. I’ve reduced the number tables to make it more comfortable.

I promise you a great night out and a thrilling entertainment. Book your table now (via email carlrafferty@bigpond.com), and I’ll look forward to greeting you in February.

 

CLICK HERE to book for Friday February 16

 

CLICK HERE to book for Saturday February 17 banquet night.

CLICK HERE to book for Sunday February 18 banquet night.

 

Best wishes from Carl Rafferty
Producer of “Opera by Candlelight”
0417 429 899
carlrafferty@bigpond.com

 

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