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Opera in the Upper House

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Queensland Parliament House

Corner of William and Alice Streets

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Queensland Parliament invites you to enjoy an evening of Opera in the historical Legislative Council Chamber.

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This August, experience the thrill of the Opera in the Upper House starring the youthful, energetic and enchanting Brisbane City Opera. Don’t miss this special debut brought to life by the future legends of Australian opera, this year’s emerging talent from the University of Queensland Opera Program.

Step back in time and be captivated by the splendour and history of the Upper House, with ornate plaster coffered ceilings and walls embellished with 22 carat gold leaf and two Waterford Crystal chandeliers hanging overhead. Formerly the site of the Legislative Council Chamber, it only makes sense to bring to life themes of romance, betrayal, quarrels and politics through an opera extravaganza.

Hosted by the Former Parliamentary Members’ Association Queensland and raising money for Drug Arm, this is a one-of-a-kind event you don’t want to miss!

Artists - Brisbane City Opera

At Brisbane City Opera we create engaging, unexpected and entertaining opera. We go against the mainstream by presenting beautiful and exciting works in different ways. By realising the importance of intimate performances we create dynamic new ways for you, our audience, to interact with opera. We also provide meaningful opportunities for young artists in Brisbane to demonstrate and hone their craft. From singers, to musicians, directors, costume designers, lighting designers we always place the emphasis on promoting young, up and coming talent. If you want to see the future of opera in Queensland, you are likely to see it at one of our shows.

Host

The Hon Curtis Pitt MP, Speaker of the Queensland Parliament

About the Venue

Immerse yourself in the history of Queensland democracy in the architecturally stunning Queensland Parliament House. The opera event will be hosted in the Legislative Council Chamber, which is now mostly reserved for formal events such as the opening of Parliament, and Estimates Committees since the abolishment of the Upper House in 1922.

Find out more about the history by visiting http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/explore/history/parliament-house/inside-parliament-house/legislative-council-chamber

Information for Attendees

Tickets

General Admission: $50 plus booking fee event ticket only from 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception: $80 plus booking fee includes canapés and drinks from 6-7:30pm

Dinner Package: $115 includes 3 course banquet dinner in Strangers’ Dining Room from 6-7:30pm

*No other rates of admission are available, only ONE ticket type purchase per person.

Dress Code

Dress code for the event is business casual or business formal (no jeans)

Parking

There is no parking available at the venue however there are many local car parks that have lower rates after 5pm as well as some street parking on Alice Street. If you require disability parking, please contact our team on 07 3620 8805 or email marketing@drugarm.com.au

Admission to the Venue

Please bring photographic ID and your ticket with your name to be checked by Parliament House. Please also wear your name badge at all times within the precinct.

About Queensland Former Parliamentary Members’ Association

The Association of Former Members of the Queensland Parliament has former members from all political parties. It believes in maintaining and encouraging the system of Parliamentary Government in Queensland and in promoting an understanding on how Parliament works to the Queensland Community.

About Drug ARM

As a charitable organisation and from our earliest beginnings in 1849, Drug ARM has been dedicated to reaching out and improving the lives of people affected by mental health, alcohol, and other drug issues across our communities. In the past 40 years Drug ARM has been focused on providing specialist, holistic care to help people in awareness, rehabilitation and the management of substance dependency.

Last year we supported more than 6,000 people in need and their families with personalised, evidence-informed programs to bring about positive and lasting change. 80% of our clients who finished a treatment episode with us reported that they were able to reduce the use of their primary drug of concern and improve their wellbeing.

Our programs are effective in transforming lives, but for every person we reach, there are thousands more who need our help. We are proud to be a beneficiary of the Opera in the Upper House.

You can learn more at www.drugarm.com.au

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Queensland Parliament House

Corner of William and Alice Streets

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organiser Queensland Parliament

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Parliament House is one of Queensland's premier heritage buildings and one of Brisbane's best-known landmarks.

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