City Recital Hall


A humorous celebration of Australian divas, June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland.

Born June Gough, Bronhill adopted her stage name, an abbreviation of her birthplace of Broken Hill, as homage to the town that raised funds to send her to study overseas. Bronhill performed extensively in London and in Australia as a leading lady in opera, operetta and music theatre.

Dame Joan Sutherland is a name synonymous with superlatives. Dubbed “La Stupenda” by Italian audiences after a performance at La Fenice in 1960, Luciano Pavarotti also called Sutherland the “Voice of the Century”.

In this world premiere part-theatre, part-opera celebration of these two giants, Australia’s current leading lady of opera and musical theatre Amelia Farrugia becomes…DIVA.


Starring Amelia Farrugia
Director, Script Writer & Compere Guy Noble
Original Score Elena Kats-Chernin La Stupenda
Musical Direction & Piano Tamara-Anna Cislowska


Duration: approximately 2 hours, including interval 

Ticket Info


Standard $90
City Recital Hall Member $76


Standard $75
Concession $65
City Recital Hall Member $63
Group (6+) $63
Under 30 $45


Standard $65
Concession $55
City Recital Hall Member $55
Group (6+) $55
Under 30 $45

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are correct at time of publication

Image: Elyn Photography

Performance Dates & Times

Friday 25 August, 2017
7:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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