Voices in the Forest have launched a competition to uncover Canberra’s favourite aria.
If you like free stuff, then this competition is for you. Two fortnightly draws of two tickets and a picnic hamper are up for grabs as well as a grand prize of two tickets and dinner for two at the post-concert VIP dinner, where you could swap stories with some of the best classical voices in the world, including headlining artist and internationally acclaimed South Korean soprano Sumi Jo.
To win, all you have to do is enter the ‘Canberra’s Favourite ‘Voices’ Aria’ competition on the Voices in the Forest Facebook page and tell us in 25 words or less why the opera you’ve chosen is your favourite. If your favourite opera is not listed, we’ll even let you nominate one of your own.
The winners will be the envy of all their friends as they enjoy an enthralling late afternoon’s entertainment at the National Arboretum on Saturday 24 November, for FREE!
By voting in the ‘Canberra’s Favourite ‘Voices’ Aria’ competition you also take control of your own destiny by giving yourself the best chance of hearing your favourite opera performed live on the day.
The ‘Canberra’s Favourite ‘Voices’ Aria’ competition will put five of the best known and most loved arias head-to-head with the winning aria announced and performed at this year’s Voices in the Forest.
Director of the Canberra International Music Festival Chris Latham has selected the following arias:
- • Giacomo Puccini Nessun Dorma (from Turandot)
• Giacomo Puccini O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)
• Luigi Denza Funiculì, Funiculà
• Giuseppe Verdi Brindisi (from La Traviata)
• Leoncavello Vesti la giubba (from Pagliacci)
Event Organiser, Damiana Vigone, says the competition gives lovers of opera in Canberra the chance to hear their favourite aria live and performed by some of the best classical voices in the world.
“This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for people who love and are enthusiastic about classical music in Canberra,” Ms Vigone said.
“Internationally acclaimed Korean soprano Sumi Jo will headline this year’s concert and will be accompanied by Australians Stuart Skelton and Amelia Farrugia,” Ms Vigone said.
“It’s not every day artists of this calibre spend an afternoon in Canberra and perform a selection of Broadway and opera classics so don’t miss out on your chance to be there and to hear your favourite aria performed live.”
Local talent will also be on display with performances from the Royal Military College Band as well as local choir Oriana Chorale, conducted by Roland Peelman.
Tickets to Voices in the Forest are on sale and can be purchased from Canberra Ticketing (www.canberraticketing.com.au).
Ticket prices start from $30 for adults and $15 for children for general admission on the grassed areas, D Reserve seats at $69, C Reserve seats at $85, B Reserve seats at $95. A Reserve is sold out. Concessional seats are available for children, students and pensioners for D Reserve seats. Family tickets are $80 for two adults and up to three children in General Admission.