Adelaide Festival – Arias & Vines
Saturday 2 March – Tuesday 5 March 2019
From $1,900 pp
We are thrilled to be offering our new Arias & Vines tour in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival.
Join us for a weekend of opera, food and festivities as we delight in all that the festival has to offer! Enjoy premium reserve tickets for two performances a private recital, exclusive meet and greets, tours and luxury accommodation at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide.
• Enjoy premium reserve tickets to the Adelaide Festival Opera – The Magic Flute
• Enjoy a performance of Out of Chaos…the Adelaide Festival Theatrical Circus Show
• Attend an exclusive welcome, meet and greet with opera star Adam Player – The Travelling Tenor.
• Hear a private recital by mezzo-soprano Charlotte Kelso at Golding Wines, a picturesque winery located in Adelaide Hills
• Take part in a Cellar door wine tasting at Golding’s Wines, including lunch
• Experience 3 nights’ luxury accommodation at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide, including breakfast
• Discover the local area and activities with an Adelaide Showgrounds Market Tour and a private bus tour of Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Festival
For 58 years, Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.
We know you will have an amazing experience and would like to thank our friends at the Festival for their support!
The Magic Flute
Having played in more than 25 cities around the world, The Magic Flute finally comes to Australia for the opening weekend of the 2019 Adelaide Festival.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is as much mass popular entertainment as it is a masterpiece. This unique production, which has delighted over half a million people worldwide, excels on both levels. Drawing heavily on the imagery of 1920s cartoons (Felix the Cat, Betty Boop), the silent films of Weimar Germany (Murnau) and Hollywood (Buster Keaton) its dark edge is reminiscent of Tim Burton but always leavened by innocent warmth and comical touches that are laugh-out loud funny.
Company: Komische Oper Berlin
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto Emanuel Schikaneder
Conducted by Jordan de Souza & Hendrik Vestmann
Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival Centre by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.
Text and photo credit: Adelaide Festival, Photos © Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Out of Chaos…
Gravity & Other Myths are back: expect a genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza of acrobatic virtuosity.
Out Of Chaos… is a spectacular exploration of circus that grapples with the relationship between order and chaos in our lives. From subatomic particle to exploding supernova. Swirling genetic sequence, to the chaos of the family dining table. It’s circus that interrogates the physical and dramatic tensions embedded in human group behaviour.
Prepare for physicality unprecedented in new circus – primal, physical, soulful – and, through what they delightfully dub “hyper-proximity”, an even stronger connection to the audience than ever before. An unforgettable premiere!
Company:Gravity & Other Myths
Director: Darcy Grant
Text and photo credit: Adelaide Festival
Private Recital at Golding Wines – Charlotte Kelso
Adelaide based mezzo-soprano Charlotte Kelso is a current Emerging Artist with the State Opera of South Australia. She graduated from the Elder Conservatorium, studying Classical Performance under Guila Tiver. During her studies she was awarded a Director’s Award and was joint recipient of the Rae Cocking Prize for her achievements.
Charlotte made her principal operatic debut in the Elder Conservatorium’s 2012 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Second Sprite), and in 2014 performed the role of Hänsel in the Elder Conservatorium’s opera Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. In 2015, she made her professional opera debut in Co*Opera’s inaugural Intermezzo series, performing the role of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro. In 2016, Charlotte performed in the ensemble and as Witch 2 in Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, a collaboration between Ensemble Galante and Mopoke Productions. She is also a member of the State Opera of South Australia, and has been involved in both Helpmann-Award-winning Adelaide Festival operas: in 2018, Brett Dean’s Hamlet and 2017, Handel’s Saul .
Text and photo credit: @charlottekelsomusic
Accommodation – Stamford Plaza Adelaide
The elegant Stamford Plaza Adelaide 5* offers spacious and contemporary rooms, located in the heart of the city on Adelaide’s key cultural boulevard, North Terrace.
This excellent location means that you will be opposite Parliament House, just a short stroll to the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino, Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval, art galleries, historic parklands, Rundle Mall shopping and some of the best restaurants and cafes in Adelaide.