Opera in the Cathedral - Operarté - Adelaide
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Opera in the Cathedral - Operarté - Adelaide

St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide is set to fill with Art and Opera on the first weekend in September 2023. Join us on Friday the 1st of September for an incredible art and opera experience in this majestic space.

September 1st, 2023 

Embark on an exquisite cultural adventure as St Peter's Cathedral in Adelaide transforms into an ethereal haven for Art and Opera on the inaugural weekend of September 2023. The hallowed halls of this architectural masterpiece will resonate with musical excellence and visual splendor on Friday, the 1st of September. Don't miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in an extraordinary blend of artistic expression in one of South Australia's most iconic religious edifices.

This exceptional evening at St Peter's Cathedral promises patrons a rich tapestry of sensory experiences. As the community gathers within the awe-inspiring walls of this Gothic-style cathedral, attendees will be captivated by the transcendent combination of visual arts and operatic performances. Whether you're a local art enthusiast, a seasoned opera aficionado, or a traveler seeking to experience Adelaide's cultural heartbeat, this sublime art and opera event is designed to inspire and enchant.

Stroll through the sacred corridors of this Adelaide landmark, under soaring spires and stained glass, all while being serenaded by the resounding beauty of opera. This showcase is more than an event; it's a feast for the senses, an encounter with the sublime, and an invitation to witness the harmonious dialogue between song and canvas in a venue that exudes historical significance and grandeur. Save the date for an evening where heritage, creativity, and melody converge at St Peter's Cathedral, setting the stage for a night of elegance and artistry that will be treasured long after the final note fades.

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7:30pm Friday, September 1st, 2023. Doors open 6:30pm
St Peter's Cathedral
Adults $95.00, Concession $85.00, Child (U16) $60.00
Saint Peter's Cathedral - Opera in the Cathedral

If you have ever wondered what opera was like, now is your chance to savour the experience. Morpeth Gallery, along with the Underground Opera Company, is presenting celebrated arias from famous operas, sung by some of Australia’s best opera singers. With a dash of Musical Theatre to break up the languages, this concert is exceptional, accessible, extraordinary and fun. The performance is enhanced with vision of Gordon Hanley’s metal point artworks coming to life and projected as a backdrop during the performance.

Operarte is a marriage of the genius of ARC Living Master Artist, Mr Gordon Hanley, and The Underground Opera Company that combines exceptional live performances with the visual spectacle of Gordon Hanley’s artworks.

These photo realistic metalpoint masterpieces are drawn with 24ct Gold. The exhibition will include gold gilded reproductions of artworks that Mr Hanley has created to best represent each individual piece in the evenings programme.

Time lapse photographs are taken and combined to create a visually moving masterpiece. These moving masterpieces will be projected on screens on stage in the Cathedral to create a magical backdrop for each performance.

Prepare to laugh, cry and cheer with Underground Opera!


One lucky audience member will take home their choice of any one of the beautifully framed prints in this exquisite exhibition. During the show one randomly selected seat will be drawn and that seat holder will select their favourite piece from the exhibition. These prints are valued at up to $5500.

Un bel di Cathedral 22
Just one of the pieces from our Opera and Art show Operarté from Opera in the Cathedral - Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle 2022. Get ready for 2023!
Underground Opera - Operarte
Experience Underground Opera’s extraordinary show - Operarte! - where art and opera come to life. Gold point art exhibition by living master Mr Gordon Hanley...
Saint Peter’s Cathedral
Saint Peter’s Cathedral, nestled in the heart of North Adelaide, SA, stands as an emblem of spiritual dignity and architectural splendor, piercing the Australian skies with its Gothic Revival spires.

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