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Wednesday 21 February 2024 at 7.30pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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About this performance

Giacomo Puccini composed some of the most enduringly popular operas, including Tosca, La Bohème and Madama Butterfly.

The MSO and two acclaimed singers perform selections from these operas and more, conducted by MSO Principal Conductor in Residence Benjamin Northey.

Pack a picnic and join us for a magnificent evening at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to experience your favourite arias set against the sparkling backdrop of Melbourne's nighttime skyline.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey* conductor
Natalie Aroyan*
Paul O'Neill
Mairi Nicolson


Puccini Intermezzo to Act 3 from Manon Lescaut
Puccini Turandot: 'Nessun dorma'
Puccini Manon Lescaut: 'Sol perduta abbandonata'
Puccini Tosca: 'Recondita armonia'
Puccini Tosca: 'Vissi d'arte'
Puccini Tosca: 'E lucevan le stelle'
Puccini Tosca: 'Mario! Mario'
Puccini Crisantemi
Puccini La Bohème: 'Che gelida manina'
Puccini Intermezzo from Madama Butterfly
Puccini Madama Butterfly: 'Un bel dì'
Puccini Madama Butterfly: 'Viene la sera'

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes including interval

Broadcast Live by ABC Classic

*Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, Xu Zhong and Hui He are unable to appear as originally scheduled.

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The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are made possible by the MSO Sidney Myer Trust Fund, in association with ABC Classic, The University of Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are supported by the City of Melbourne.

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