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Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

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La Stupenda - A Voice Eternal

At the Joan’s official opening in 1990 Joan Sutherland performed her last ever concert recital, accompanied by husband Richard Bonynge, to a packed house in the Concert Hall. 25 years later join us as we pay tribute to ‘La Stupenda’ in this elegant night of fine music, wine and canapés.

The 25th Anniversary Concert will feature some of Australia’s most exquisite classical musicians including stunning vocal group The Song Company; one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists Tamara Cislowska; and fittingly on a night honouring Dame Joan, the singer ‘touted as the next superstar of Opera’ Amelia Farrugia.

Joined on stage by the sublime strings of the Acacia Quartet and one of Australia’s most celebrated didgeridoo players, and featuring a world premiere by Australia’s greatest living composer Elena Kats-Chernin, the 25th Anniversary Concert will be both a joyous concert of commemoration and an extraordinary night to remember.


Acacia Quartet, Christina Leonard, Jess Ciampa, Kirsty McCahon, Amelia Farrugia, The Song Company, William Barton & Tamara-Anna Cislowska


Peter Sculthorpe - Earth Cry with William Barton (didgeridoo)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, 2nd movement with Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Elena Kats-Chernin - La Stupenda

Earlier Event: August 21
HSC Recordings Bellingen Music Festival
Later Event: September 18
Bellingen Fine Music Festival