It’s no secret that opera has death nailed.
At the heart of some of opera’s greatest moments, you’ll find a knife, bullet or poison paired with some of the most sublime music ever written. For 400 years, death has inspired iconic composers and beclouded modern legends; Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin whose songs speak as passionately to us as the music of their operatic counterparts.
Songs To Die For is a cheeky nod to the over-dramatised deaths of opera’s leading characters masterfully entwined with pop classics. Presented by three of Opera Queensland’s leading artists, Songs To Die For is a celebration of the end brought to vivid life in a night where Don Giovanni meets Highway to Hell.
DATES & TICKETS
Ipswich | 2 August, 7.30pm, Ipswich Civic Centre
Caloundra | 4 August, 7.30pm, Events Centre Caloundra
Sunnybank | 10 August, 7.30pm, Sunpac
Bundaberg | 15 August, 7.30pm, Moncrieff Theatre
Gladstone | 16 August, 7.30pm, Gladstone Entertainment Centre
Mackay | 18 August, 7.30pm, Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Townsville | 21 August, 7.30pm, Riverway Arts Centre
Ingham | 23 August, 7.30pm, TYTO Wetlands
Innisfail | 24 August, 7.30pm, The Con Theatre
Cairns | 25 August, 4.00pm, Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Winton | 29 August, 7.30pm, Waltzing Matilda Centre
Longreach | 30 August, 7.30pm, Qantas Founders Museum
Windorah | 2 September, 7.30pm, Windorah Rodeo Ground
Charleville | 4 September, 7.30pm, Cosmos Centre
St George | 5 September, 7.30pm, Balonne Shire Council Multicultural Centre
Roma | 6 September, 7.30pm, The Big Rig
Gold Coast | 8 September, 3.00pm, HOTA, Home of the Arts