There will be a different kind of drama taking centre court at Memorial Drive, when State Opera South Australia serves up Carmina Burana.
Following on from the sell-out-success of Carmen in Victoria Square in 2019, State Opera will invite Adelaide audiences to enjoy a whole new entertainment experience at the newly renovated Memorial Drive. Featuring a massed chorus of 250 choristers, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and soloists, Conductor Benjamin Northey leads an unforgettable event of epic proportions.
Written by Carl Orff in the 1930s, Carmina Burana by is based on a collection of 11th Century texts about the cycles of nature, love and life. Its powerful pagan choruses – in particular “O Fortuna” – have become so embedded in popular culture that it has the reputation of being the most performed and recognised piece of music from the 20th Century.
Berlin-based Australian baritone Samuel Dale Johnson and tenor Paul McMahon will be joined by South Australian soprano Desiree Frahn as the soloists. Benjamin Northey conducts the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the State Opera Chorus and guest choirs The Young Adelaide Voices and the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, for this one-night-only choral spectacular.
All tickets $30 - Platinum: $250; Premium; $170; A Reserve; $110; B Reserve: $70; C Reserve: $40; U30s: $30