FORECAST FOR WAIPARA, SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY: Likely high of 18 degrees celsius. Fine with some cloud. Any possible showers clearing before midday.
All bus transport leaves from outside the main entrance of the Christchurch Casino.
Bus for people attending the lunch: Leaving at 10.15am
Regular bus: Leaving at 11:30am
Back by popular demand, we’re delighted to be including, once again in our concert season an afternoon of magnificent music accompanied by fine wine and food, set in the idyllic surroundings of the Pegasus Bay Winery.
PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay is the ideal end-of-holiday treat and, just before Waitangi Day, makes the perfect starter to a summer weekend in Canterbury. In partnership with New Zealand Opera we bring you some of the leading operatic voices from Australasia, who will perform an array of most loved arias and music from world-famous operas, all backed by the power of a full orchestra under the baton of Tahu Matheson. Bring your picnic, chairs and rugs and settle in for a glorious afternoon.
An outstanding selection of Pegasus Bay wines along with other beverages and food can be purchased on site. Pegasus Bay Restaurant are also offering the opportunity to indulge with a three-course feasting menu. This can be purchased through the CSO and is in addition to the concert ticket. The lunch starts at 11:30am. Coach transport to and from the city is also available.
Renowned Canterbury chef Jonny Schwass will also be providing delicious food options available for purchase on site, made from the best of local ingredients.
MOZART Impresario overture
MOZART Leporello’s aria from Don Giovanni
MOZART Un aura’amoroso from Cosi
MOZART Deh vieni, non tardar from Figaro
BIZET Carmen Entr'acte, Act IV
BIZET La fleur from Carmen
BIZET Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers
PUCCINI Chi il bel sogno from La Rondine
PUCCINI O soave Fanciulla from La Boheme
WEBER Overture to Der Freischutz
GOUNOD Le veau d’or from Faust
KORNGOLD Marietta’s lied from Die Tote Stadt
MASSENET Pouquoi me reveiller from Werther
LEHAR Overture to The Merry Widow
GERSHWIN Bess you is my woman now
LEHAR You are my hearts delight
STRAUSS All I Want Is More Champagne