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Friday, July 3, 2015

Turandot - Opera at the Sydney Opera House 2015

Turandot - Opera at the Sydney Opera House 2015

Showing: 24 JUNE 2015– 28 AUGUST 2015

As the moon rises, a death cry wails through imperial Peking. Torture and death mean nothing. Freedom from possession means everything. Will the Princess win again?

You've heard the hit, 'Nessun dorma'. Now see the opera: an exotic adventure of poetry and myth, set in a world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner.

After astounding audiences in last year's Tosca, Yonghoon Lee will sing that glorious aria as Calaf, with Lise Lindstrom, the most famous Turandot of our time. Christian Badea returns to Australia to conduct following his success with Otello.

Truthfully, few of the millions of people who watched that broadcast had an inkling of what the power of that music can be. Few had seen Turandot – Puccini’s opera about a brutal princess and an impossibly brave suitor, who will make any sacrifice to win her love.

Turandot is a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. ‘Nessun dorma’ is just one of its magnificent moments.

After astounding audiences in last year’s Tosca, Yonghoon Lee will sing that glorious aria as Calaf, with Lise Lindstrom, the most famous Turandot of our time.

Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/oa_2015_turandot.aspx

PERFORMANCE DATES

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

The following performances will have a pre-show talk  - Northern Foyer Mural level, 45 minutes prior to showtime
15 Jul
28 Jul19 Aug   Running Time:
Act 1         32 minutes
Interval      30 minutes
Act 2         43 minutes
Interval      35 minutes
Act 3         40 minutes



























Thursday, July 2, 2015

Australian International Music Festival - Sydney 2015

Australian International Music Festival - Sydney 2015

Experience performing at Sydney’s magnificent Opera House, a memory that will last a lifetime!

Celebrating its 26th year in 2015 the Australian International Music Festival is one of the most popular and best attended events. With an average of 900 - 1,300 participants each year, there are groups from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the USA providing a fantastic musical and cultural experience.



This Music Festival is open to groups of all types but in particular Wind Bands, Orchestra, Choirs and Jazz Bands. As well as performing at the Sydney Opera House, participants will also perform at venues such as the City Recital Hall [affectionately known as Angel Place] and Darling Harbour.

World Projects South Pacific aim to expand your mind with workshops from world class clinicians flown in from around the world and cultural exchanges with other bands most of whom share your passion but speak another language, an experience not to be missed.

The concert hall of the the Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous in the world. World class acts such as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Chick Corea, Simply Red, Stomp to Diana Krall perform here regularly. Even those who perform there often feel the awe of the Opera House.

For more info visit: http://www.worldprojects.com.au/musicAIMFsyd.htm


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dates Revealed for Rugby Sydney 7's Extravaganza


World Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union today announced that the inaugural Sydney 7s, secured by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will take place on the weekend of the 6th and 7th February, 2016.

Tickets for the festival of Rugby that will be the Sydney 7s leg of the 2015/16 HSBC Sevens World Series will go on sale to the general public from 9am, Thursday 10 September, 2015 via Ticketek.

The Australian Rugby Union also confirmed admission prices for the event with tickets available from a competitive $30 (One-Day General Admission ticket) for eight hours worth of world-class Rugby Sevens. Two-Day passes in general admission areas are available for $50. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets in reserved areas of the ground.

To be hosted at the 45,500-capacity Allianz Stadium in Sydney's Moore Park, the event will host 16 of the top-ranked Rugby Sevens countries in the world in a weekend of free-flowing, fast-moving action.


From the exciting Aussies to the flamboyant Fijians, the irrepressible New Zealand to the South African Blitzboks and the speed-kings of the USA to the old enemy England - the Sydney 7s will guarantee a weekend not to be missed.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said that the Sydney 7s will be a major highlight of the Sydney Summer Events Calendar.

“The Sydney 7s will attract rugby fans from around Australia and the world to our State, and promises to be a fantastic experience both on and off the field. The NSW Government is proud to have secured this event for Sydney through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, and it will be one of the most anticipated events of the summer,” Mr Ayres said.

Sydney, which will host the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series for four years, will be the fourth stop on an extended Sevens World Series circuit. The Harbour City joins a host of iconic cities across the globe staging the event including Cape Town, Vancouver, Dubai, Paris, Las Vegas, Singapore and London.

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver said: "There will be no better way to kick off a new season of Rugby in this country than the Sydney Sevens in February.

"2016 will be a bumper year for Australian Rugby fans - we have the re-vamped Super Rugby competition that will feature teams from Argentina and Japan; England touring here in June; and Rugby Sevens will make its debut at the Olympics in Rio in August.

"The global appeal of the game has never been stronger and we are looking forward to welcoming fans and players from 16 countries to the Sydney Sevens in the first weekend of February."

Away from the action, Sydney will be a hub of activity, with the Australian Rugby Union hosting a Festival of Sevens leading into the main event that will engage local communities that will leave a lasting legacy for the game in Australia’s biggest city.

International and inter-state visitors, will also have the opportunity to experience one of the most stunning cities in the world. Whether it be taking in a show at the Sydney Opera House, experiencing the golden sands of Bondi Beach or walking over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney's tourist hot-spots are not to be missed.

Fans can sign up for ticket alerts via www.sydney7s.com.au

Ticket Prices for the Sydney 7s:

Single Day

ReservedGeneral Admission
Adult$40.00$30.00
Concession$30.00$25.00
Family$80.00$60.00



Two Day Packages


ReservedGeneral Admission
Adult$70.00$50.00
Concession$50.00$40.00
Family$140.00$100.00


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Netball World Cup, Sydney 2015



With 64 games played over 10 days, fans will have more opportunities than ever before to enjoy the best 192 netballers from across the world, battle for netball’s ultimate prize.

Whether you choose to come to Sydney for the entire 10 days of the event, one day, or anything in between, the Netball World Cup will be an experience you’ll never forget!

Closing Weekend Package:
Match tickets for Days 9 & 10 (15 and 16 August)
Medal Day Breakfast at Olympic Park
One $25 merchandise voucher

Closing Weekend Package:
Match tickets for Days 9 & 10 (15 and 16 August)
Medal Day Breakfast at Olympic Park
One $25 merchandise voucher

Closing Weekend Package:
Match tickets for Days 9 & 10 (15 and 16 August)
Medal Day Breakfast at Olympic Park
One $25 merchandise voucher

Opening Weekend:
Tickets for days 1, 2 & 3 (7, 8 and 9 August)
The Opening Ceremony
An Opening Ceremony Gift from NWC2015
One $25 merchandise voucher
Limited Edition NWC2015 Making History, Creating Legends Coffee Table Book



EVENT DETAILS: 

Venue: Allphones Arena, NSW

Date:  07 - 16 August 2015 

Tickets available at Ticketek

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