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Opera at Arts Center Melbourne

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Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, and there’s no better way to get your culture fix than by seeing an opera at Arts Center Melbourne. Hear magnificent voices and see spectacular drama in the best opera theater in the country.


  • See world-class opera at the Arts Center Melbourne
  • Sip champagne in the glow of the Southbank lights
  • Enjoy performances from Rigoletto, Turandot and many more


Melbourne-born international star Danielle de Niese plays the beguiling widow, inadvertent heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance. The tiny state of Pontevedro is bankrupt. Their only hope of financial salvation lies in Hanna, a beautiful widow who inherited her husband's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Let's waltz and sway the night away. It's time for a little romance.There's a fortune at stake which match will she make? She'll lead you in a merry old dance. Enjoy this Opera that will run for approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including two intervals.  The Opera is sung in English with English subtitles. 


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Important Information

  • While it is fun to dress up for the opera, there is no mandatory dress code. An extra layer is advised because it can get cold in the theater
  • Guests are recommended to arrive early to avoid rushing. Ushers will close the doors at show time and may not allow latecomers in until there is a suitable pause in the performance

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