Indulge your senses with an evening of elegance, style and sophistication! 


We are thrilled and excited to announce that in 2018 this much-loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera will take on a brand-new look, and be staged for the very first time INDOORS in a magnificent barrel room at the AWARD-WINNING Hope Estate.


Concertgoers can enjoy the comfortof an indoor facility, stunningly lined with wine barrels. Plus, you will thrill to the superior sound and breathtaking acoustics to make the experience unforgettable.


So, arrive early, grab a glass of wine or bubbles and wander around the lawns indulge your senses, and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley. 


We are proud to present four of our best and most-loved opera stars, soprano Greta Bradman, mezzo Milijana Nikolic, thrilling tenor Rosario La Spina and sensational young baritone Sam Roberts-Smith, who will delight you with their breathtaking voices and bold stage charisma. Joining them. And we welcome back Maestro Stephen Mould to accompany the artists on piano, accompanied by strings. 


We’re thrilled to announce the gloriously funny and brilliantly witty Stuart Maunder will be our MC for the evening, sure to delight with a unique brand of comedy and insight into the world of opera! Expect plenty of laughs and delicious surprises!


Let your spirits soar as these international stars lead you on a journey through some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written. Even the ‘opera-shy’ will be familiar with these unforgettable masterpieces, brought to vibrant life indoors in the comfort of a great barrel room.


And be sure to enquire about the wonderful dinner and supper packages to make this a truly memorable experience and a wonderful excuse for a day or weekend away.


Opera in the Vineyards is a definite highlight in anyone’s spring calendar!

Saturday 6 October 2018
The Great Barrel Room
Hope Estate Hunter Valley
2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Greta Bradman soprano
Milijana Nikolic mezzo soprano
Rosario La Spina tenor
Sam Roberts-Smith baritone
Stephen Mould musical director
Stuart Maunder special guest MC
  • 4:00PM     Gates open
  • 4:00PM     Live music, enjoy gourmet food stalls and bars outdoors 
  • 7:00PM     Concert starts indoors in The Great Barrel Room
  • 9:45PM     Concert concludes approx
       *Note: there will be a 20 minute interval
  • Staged indoors is The Great Barrel Room 
  • Fully seated with Premium and A Reserve sections
  • Accompanied by piano and strings
  • Gourmet food, wine, beer and soft drink will be on sale from 4pm
  • Picnics are not allowed to be taken in 
  • Strictly no BYO food, alcohol beverages, water or any other beverages
  • O mio babbino caro GIANNI SCHICCHI (Puccini)

  • Au fond du temple saint PEARL FISHES (Bizet)

  • “The Flower Duet” LAKME (Delibes)

  • Toreador’s Song CARMEN (Bizet)

  • Largo Al Factortum Ithe BARBER OF SEVILLE (Rossini)

  • Brindisi “The Drinking Song” LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)

  • Nessun Dorma TURANDOT (Puccini)