Verdi's Requiem

BY OPERA QUEENSLAND, FEATURING THE QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

2019 Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival Major Event

A musical concert under the stars and the centrepiece production of the 2019 Bleach* program.

Verdi’s Requiem provides the perfect score for a powerful moment in time, taking the Requiem as a symbol of new beginnings for the City and the Festival. The Festival’s centrepiece production, this music is an invitation to gather and look within ourselves as the music invites us to reflect and have hope.

When Verdi’s dear friend, poet and national hero Alessandro Manzoni died, he was too grief-stricken to attend the funeral, so he composed a requiem to honour his memory. What emerged out of his sorrow is one of the most powerful works for orchestra and voice ever written.

Sometimes referred to as “an opera in ecclesiastical vestments” Verdi’s gift for dramatic writing is on full display in this remarkable score for almost a hundred musicians and a chorus of over sixty singers. Asking the grand questions of life, it takes the audience on an intense musical journey from the depths of profound despair to ecstatic hope – a transcendent work, once experienced never forgotten.

We look forward to welcoming you at this once in a lifetime musical concert under the stars of the Gold Coast.

Bleach* and Griffith University, in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts, present Verdi’s Requiem by Opera Queensland, featuring the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

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Parking

There is a mixture of free and paid parking spaces in the HOTA precinct, including wheelchair accessible parking, although it will fill up quickly. We recommend finding other means of transport but if you do choose to drive, traffic management will direct you to available car parks.

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If the car parks are full, click here to see the parking options available within a short walk from HOTA.

Onsite parking is actively managed and fines may apply for illegal parking.

Can we tempt you with a hamper?

Our hampers are the ideal accompaniment to your experience as you immerse yourself in the ambience of your surroundings.

Gourmet Hamper – $50

Enjoy a Gourmet Hamper for two, including hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights with two glasses of your choice of red, white or sparkling wine.

Simply add it to your basket when purchasing your tickets or if you’ve already purchased your tickets, you can purchase your hamper below.

Indulgence Hamper – $80

Treat yourself to the Indulgence Hamper for two, including hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights, served with fresh Australian prawns. All accompanied by your choice of two red, white or sparkling piccolos, and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Simply add it to your basket when purchasing your tickets or if you’ve already purchased your tickets, you can purchase your hamper below.

Eats & Drinks before the show?

We highly recommend booking at our Café before the show, or alternatively, food and drink options will be available at the event.

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