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This month Opera Aus­tralia brings one of the most spec­tac­u­lar out­door op­eras, “Grif­fith Opera on the Beach— Aida” to the gor­geous sands of Coolan­gatta Beach.

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Renowned as one of the most spec­tac­u­lar out­door op­eras, Opera Aus­tralia pre­sents “Grif­fith Opera on the Beach— Aida” on the gor­geous sands of Coolan­gatta Beach. Don’t miss this spec­tac­u­lar pro­duc­tion un­der the starry night sky with waves lap­ping nearby. It’s the per­fect set­ting to ex­pe­ri­ence fire­works of the vo­cal and the py­rotech­nic kind, colour­ful cos­tumes and even lo­cal surf life savers get­ting in on the ac­tion. Per­formed in Ital­ian and di­rected by Hugh Hal­l­i­day, the show fea­tures some of Aus­tralia’s finest singers along­side the Opera Aus­tralia Com­mu­nity Choir. Turn to page 10 for our in­ter­view with Natalie Aroyan who plays Aida.

21–30 Septem­ber, Coolan­gatta Beach, Coolan­gatta. 9318 8200. opera.org.au

“Grif­fith Opera on the Beach—aida”. Photo: Peter Der­rett.

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