OPER186- Season Program 1714 (04 2015) - Page 18

OPERAQ GALA, OPENING NIGHTS AND PARTIES! WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED OR ENTERTAIN FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES AND CLIENTS, OPERAQ’S SEASON OF OPENING NIGHTS, PARTIES AND GALA PRESENT SPECIAL AND VERY DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. OPERAQ GALA 6 JUNE VICTORIA PARK At the heart of every Gala is an unforgettable experience in which the stars of OperaQ perform so closely that you can literally feel the power of their voices. Little wonder that in just its third year the annual OperaQ Gala is fast becoming a high point on the Queensland social calendar. This year themed to Strauss’s Fledermaus, the Gala will transport you to 19th century Vienna and the extravagant lifestyle of Prince Orlovsky. It’s a chance to slip into your sweeping ball gown and enjoy a royal feast of food, wine, the grand waltz music of Strauss - and of course the voices of OperaQ. Guests will have the chance to win exciting prizes and bid in silent auctions for memorabilia and money-can’t-buy opera experiences. Proceeds from the Gala support OperaQ’s artistic and community programs so make this very special evening part of your season 2015. Tickets: $165 LA TRAVIATA OPENING NIGHT DINNER LA TRAVIATA CHAMPAGNE PARTY CANDIDE OPENING NIGHT DINNER CANDIDE GARDEN PARTY 7 MAY ERA BISTRO 9 MAY ROOFTOP TERRACE QPAC 23 JULY ERA BISTRO 25 JULY ROOFTOP TERRACE QPAC In keeping with grand opera tradition, season 2015 is welcomed with the La traviata Opening Night Dinner. Join the OperaQ inner circle to salute the season at this exclusive pre-show gathering hosted at Era Bistro. While you enjoy a first class meal, including wine and beverages, members of the cast and creative team will provide an insight into the rehearsals and staging of one of Verdi’s great romantic tragedies. Era Bistro is a short walking distance from the Lyric Theatre. Seats are strictly limited so book early. This is an event not to be missed. The La traviata Champagne Party is your ‘go to’ event for the Opera season. Dress up and join your friends for a pre-show party of glitz and glamour against the glittering city skyline. Raise a glass to La traviata and feel the vibe of Brisbane’s sophisticated night life, held on the rooftop terrace of QPAC it’s the perfect way to add a little extra sparkle to your night at the opera. The event to see and be seen at and our roaming cameras will be there to capture the moment. Limited tickets available, includes canapés and beverage package. Leonard Bernstein’s contemporary classic takes you on a magical, musical tour so why not start the evening with an equally magical dinner at this exclusive pre-show gathering hosted at Era Bistro? OperaQ’s cast and creative team will take you inside the production and your gourmet meal, with wine and beverages, will set the mood for a jovial night with Candide and a cast of larger than life characters. Era Bistro is a short walking distance from the Playhouse. Limited tickets available. The adventures of Candide should be celebrated with an adventurous night out so grab your closest friends and colleagues, frock up in your finest floral and join our gorgeous garden party on the rooftop terrace at QPAC for some tasty treats and a glass of wine. Overlooking the gardens of South Bank and the city skyline, it’s difficult to imagine a more appropriate way to kick off your journey into Candide’s mad adventures. Book a spot under the stars at the Candide Garden Party. Tickets: $100 Tickets: $130 Tickets: $100 Tickets: $130