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Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, considering options for a romantic evening or a great 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 that 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 intense. 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.
DINE & DISCOVER
Why not take advantage of the NSW Government’s new Dine & Discover initiative to get $25 off your ticket to one of these outstanding shows? Dine & Discover is designed to encourage us to get out and about and support dining, arts and tourism businesses. NSW residents aged 18 and over can apply for two x $25 Dine vouchers and two x $25 Discover vouchers. You can use your “Dine” vouchers at the Civic Digest for a pre-show meal and your “Discover” vouchers to take $25 off your ticket price at any of our Covid-safe venues: Civic Theatre, Playhouse or City Hall. See the Service NSW website for more details and to register for your vouchers.
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.
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
Online at www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au or phone (02) 4929 1977.