23 Feb 2019: A Viennese Gala

A spectacular Christmas concert featuring tomorrow's opera stars

Start the year off with a dazzling musical celebration with the Willoughby Symphony’s perennial favourite, our annual GALA season opener. Chief conductor and artistic director Dr Nicholas Milton AM has conducted dozens of performances in the Austrian capital’s most iconic opera house, so he is superbly qualified to take you on a unique musical excursion of Vienna. You will bathe in sumptuous melody and dance in delight (from the safety of your seat) as we perform waltzes, polkas and quadrilles by Johann Strauss, the original Waltz King, including his unforgettable Blue Danube Waltz. Phenomenal singers from Sydney’s Pacific Opera will present selections from that singularly Viennese operetta, Die Fledermaus, as well as excerpts from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and so much more!

Every year this concert sells out instantly, so make sure not to miss out on the glitz and glamour of the most exciting Gala concert in the Sydney concert calendar.

Subscriptions of six, five or four concerts to the 2019 Willoughby Symphony Season are now available.

Individual ticket sales for this event will be available from 1 December 2018. 


Pacific Opera is a non-profit arts organisation that exists to provide training and performance opportunities to the young stars of tomorrow's opera stage, both within Australia and across the world. More than 100 of Pacific Opera's young artists throughout the years have gone on to find employment within the profession, gracing stages in Australasia, the UK, the USA and across Europe. Led by artistic director Simon Kenway, Pacific Opera's young artists enjoy an annual program of rigorous training in musical, professional and industry skills to further develop them into successful operatic artists.

The Concourse, Chatswood

Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 2019
7pm and 2pm

Tickets available 1 December.