Tonight: Opera In The Park - Rigoletto
As usual they have assembled a strong cast that are local audience favourites: James Clayton, Rosario La Spina, Katja Webb and Fiona Campbell in conjunction with the WA Opera Chorus and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The conductor is Brian Castles-Onion.
It's a free event and like I said popular, so head down early to the Supreme Court Gardens for a good vantage point.
This marks the beginning of festival season for me, and a great way to ease in to the ensuing schedule of excellent performances I've tickets for over the coming weeks, more about these later. I'll post a review in a day or so.
Here is the Quartet from Act 4 sung by Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Isola Jones as a very busty Maddalena and Leo Nucci as Rigoletto. No one quite does the Quartet like Sutherland and Pavarotti, just listen to them soar.