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2024 Season at City Recital Hall

Pinchgut is thrilled to bring back the vitality of Baroque music to City Recital Hall for Season 2024, which visits some of the most beloved works in the repertoire.

The unmissable mid-year offering is one of the most famous and elegant Baroque operas of all time, Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. We then trace a journey from the Sistine Chapel in Italy to the lofty heights of Salzburg with Eternal Light, featuring a reconstructed version of Allegri’s famed Miserere. 2024 is capped off with Handel’s masterful opera, Julius Caesar, directed by acclaimed director Neil Armfield. Come and share another year of unforgettable experiences brought to life by passionate people that build on centuries of tradition.

Dido and Aeneas by Purcell

Sung in English, with English surtitles
Thu 30 May - Mon 3 June

Few stories capture the essence of tragic love, heroism and destiny as intensely as the tale of the Trojan hero Aeneas and the noble Queen Dido. Musically resplendent and thrillingly fierce, this star-crossed love story, is laden with the tumultuous interplay of duty, passion and fate.


Eternal Light

Sung in Latin
Sat 24 August & Sun 25 August

Australia’s most celebrated chorus, Cantillation, joins forces with the expert Baroque specialists of the Orchestra of the Antipodes, for this sublime presentation of transcendent works of sheer beauty and brilliance.


Julius Caesar by Handel

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles
Thu 21 November - Wed 27 November

Celebrated Australian director Neil Armfield makes his return to the Pinchgut stage, with a spectacular cast and creative team to bring a fresh perspective to Handel’s masterpiece. English countertenor Tim Mead makes his Pinchgut debut in the title role, while Australian star soprano Samantha Clarke will seduce us as Cleopatra.