17 – 19 September 2021 - POSTPONED

We regret to announce that Opera Australia and Voyages Indigenous Tourism’s Opera Gala events at Uluru have been postponed due to the current government restrictions and the resulting ongoing uncertainty for future travel. As always, the health and well-being of our guests, our neighbouring Indigenous community and our staff are our top priority and we felt that for those reasons, a September performance would simply not be possible.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are thrilled to announce new dates for the Opera Gala events at Uluru on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022. We can assure you that we’ll be presenting a series of equally stunning events across the weekend, with a selection of the country's finest performers, all set in the glorious natural surrounds of Australia’s spiritual heart.

For those that had booked a package to attend this year, we hope you are able to join us at Uluru in May 2022 and we ask you please email us by 24 August 2021 at [email protected] to confirm whether you are able to attend on these new dates. Please note our staff will be working from home during this time and are unable to accept calls.  As such, we encourage you to email our support team [email protected] and we will prioritise your enquiry. 

To the guests that are yet to book a package and are interested in attending, the revised dates are currently not open for sale. Please check back here in the near future to see if any new tickets have been released.

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Ayers Rock Resort

Woman dancing in a dress in front of Uluru
Woman in a dress beside Uluru

Friday night

WELCOME DINNER – ARIAS FROM FIGARO  

Set among the majestic ghost gums at Sails in the Desert, as dusk has fallen, Opera Australia presents a rare and intimate performance of Mozart’s music at its enchanting best, hosted by Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini AM. Atmospheric lighting will set the mood when two of Australia’s finest soloists will perform Figaro, Susannah, Count and Countess singing a selection of superb arias from the “The Marriage of Figaro,” giving guests a glimpse into Mozart’s genius for musical characterisation.. During the evening, a gala dinner inspired by the award-winning signature dining experience, Tali Wiru, will be served, along with a range of hand selected wine pairings in keeping with the joyful and celebratory nature of this memorable evening.

Enhance your experience with these additional events

 

Sunrise over Uluru

Saturday morning

BRAHMS LIEBESLIEDER WALTZES - SUNRISE PERFORMANCE

Atop a sand-dune, overlooking the spellbinding undulating colours of Field of Light Uluru’s 50,000 glass spheres, four of Opera Australia’s finest singers and a string quintet perform a selection of Brahms’ most beautiful love songs, the Liebeslieder Waltzes, elegant miniatures exploring the nature of love. Limited to an audience of only 100 guests, this intimate concert is followed by a light breakfast as the sun rises over Uluru.

Ayers Rock at Sunset

Saturday night

OPERA AT ULURU

This stylish gala concert showcases opera’s best loved hits, performed in the stunning red centre of Australia. On this very special evening some of Opera Australia’s finest singers perform under the stars, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, marrying sublime music with a uniquely Australian setting. As the sun sets over the desert backdrop, the performers will be illuminated by the spellbinding colours of Field of Light Uluru’s 50,000 glass spheres.

During the concert, some of Opera Australia’s finest singers will perform famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and conducted by Tahu Matheson.

The Opera at Uluru program will feature:

  • ROSSINI 'Largo al factotum' from The Barber of Seville
  • BIZET ‘Habanera’ from Carmen
  • BIZET Toreador Song from Carmen
  • BIZET ‘Au fond du temple saint’ from The Pearlfishers
  • PUCCINI ‘Vissi d’arte’ from Tosca PUCCINI 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca DELIBES Flower Duet from Lakmé PUCCINI 'Nessun dorma' from Turandot”
Uluru at sunset

Sunday morning

SUNDAY SUNRISE PERFORMANCE

Atop a sand-dune, overlooking the spellbinding undulating colours of Field of Light Uluru’s 50,000 glass spheres, a string quintet perform String Quartet No.11, Jabiru dreaming composed by Sculthorpe and DVOŘÁK’s String Quartet No.12 in F major, Op. 49. Limited to an audience of only 100 guests, this intimate concert is followed by a light breakfast as the sun rises over Uluru.