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Festival of Outback Opera

Posted by Team APATA | Apr 21, 2022

Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera returns to the west from 18 – 27 May 2022.

Over 10 days, the unforgettable landscapes of Longreach, Winton, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Windorah, will take centre stage as the Outback is filled with song, music and performance following the great success of 2021’s inaugural Festival.

 The 2022 Festival of Outback Opera, presented in association with University of Queensland, features two spectacular open-sky concerts in Longreach and Winton, four performances of The Sopranos – a newly commissioned work by poet and writer Sarah Holland-Batt – Opera Queensland’s popular community singalongs Sing Sing Sing, and a program of community events and activations in quintessentially Outback locations.

Acclaimed soprano Greta Bradman headlines the festival, while conductor Dane Lam brings his inimitable style to the event as Music Director.

Opera Queensland CEO & Artistic Director, Patrick Nolan celebrated the funding from the State Government, which enabled the return of the Festival after its success in 2021.

“The Festival was created to deliver exceptional performances in remote regional centres, celebrating the communities that live there and deepening the relationship between art and place and people,” Mr Nolan said

“After the overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s Festival, we realised the combination of spectacular landscapes and sublime music created a unique experience. Opera in the Outback is good for the soul.

WHEN: 18 – 27 May 2022

Find the Program and book your tickets: Opera Queensland – www.oq.com.au


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