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The Big Sing

11 June 2023 Ballarat Civic Hall

An evening of opera, fun and community singing.

The Big Sing presented by Victorian Opera with Ballarat Choral Society and Ballarat Symphony Orchestra featuring Syrah Torii and Alistair Cooper-Golec.

Join us on Sunday 11 June at the Ballarat Civic Hall where Helen Duggan, Jenny Going, Gareth Grainger and Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills AM lead us on an eclectic choral journey of renowned opera choruses, alongside arias and duets, with a chance to sing and participate.

This event is the first installment of Victorian Opera ongoing commitment to the cultural life in Ballarat and regional Victoria thanks to our presenting partner AWM Electrical and Data Suppliers.

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The Thieving Magpie Overture by Gioachino Rossini.

Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi.

Voyagers Chorus from Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Dies Bildniss from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Druids Chorus from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini.

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi.

Seguidilla and Quarto et chorus from Carmen by Georges Bizet.

Italiana Duet from L’italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini.

Chorus of the Wedding Guests from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti

Climb Ev’ry Mountain from The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Presenting Partner

AMW Electrical & Data Supplies

*The appearance of Alastair Cooper-Golec is generously supported by Dr Michael Stubbs & Malcolm Roberts.
**The appearance of Syrah Torii is generously supported by The Family of the late Frederick R Davidson AM.

Creatives & Cast

Mezzo Soprano Syrah Torii
Tenor Alastair Cooper-Golec
Baritone Stephen Marsh
Maria Jenna Featherstone
Mother Abbess Anna Marshall

Conductors Richard Mills, Helen Duggan, Jenny Going & Gareth Grainger

Host Jason Wasley 

Ballarat Choral Society

Ballarat Symphony Orchestra

Ballarat Lyric Theatre

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

Price Type
Under 30
Children Under 14
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