Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, options for a romantic evening or a ladies’ night out? Look no further than these upcoming performances in the Civic Theatre and City Hall.
Live at Lunch
If mingling with musos is something you’d like to try, have a look at our next Live at Lunch offering. Viva Italia: Life is Beautiful celebrates the beauty that is the music of Italy. Be swept away by flautist Jane Rutter and guitarist Giuseppe Zangari, joined by Marcello Maio on the accordion and piano, as they fill the glorious Concert Hall with the very best of all things Italian. To really make a day of it, select the ‘Concert & Lunch with the Stars’ package, so you can enjoy the show and then join the stars for lunch in the Cummings Room in City Hall.
Sydney Dance Company
A thrilling juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation for Sydney Dance Company. This full-length work was described by ArtsHub as: “A tear-jerker without being Baroque, with a finger on the vein of our collective anxieties and dislocations, Impermanence is a triumph of collaboration and passion”. The score by contemporary composer, Bruce Dessner, is full of emotional power. Performed live on stage by the Australian String Quartet and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance which packs an emotional punch. Join Sydney Dance Company for their triumphant return to the stage and experience the power of dance and music performed live together, laden with meaning, energy, urgency, radiance and hope!
Opera Australia presents Bizet’s Carmen
Enigmatic and elusive, Carmen is the femme fatale you simply cannot forget. In Bizet’s famous opera, Carmen captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera, luring him into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover – the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is fierce. Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate. Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes. You can hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified.
Not sure which show your mum would love the most? You can give the gift of live performance and let her choose which show she’ll experience, with a Civic Ticket Office Gift Voucher – available online now.
To purchase gift vouchers or book tickets to any of the shows visit civictheatrenewcastle.com.au or phone 02 4929 1977.
Viva Italia: Life is Beautiful, Concert Hall, 14 April at midday
Sydney Dance Company’s Impermanence, Civic Theatre, 9 June at 7.30pm
Opera Australia presents Bizet’s Carmen, Civic Theatre, 6 July at 7.30pm