of Venice

The rich and sonorous sound world created for the
splendour of St Mark's in Venice comes to Sydney.


GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Sun 26 April 2020 , 1pm and 5pm 

Splendour of Venice

Shining music for voices and brass, as glorious as the gold mosaics of St Mark’s Basilica. Immerse yourself in the transcendent beauty of Allegri's sublime Miserere and the rich resonances of Renaissance masters Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Gabrieli: the original surround sound.

Important Information

Following the Public Health Order from the NSW Government which has banned all public events of over 500 people for the next three months, we are cancelling our Splendour of Venice concerts, which were due to take place at the Great Hall, Sydney University on Sunday 26 April. We are hoping to be able to perform these concerts at a later time.

This is an unprecedented situation and we are all treading on new ground. We are working hard to get through these challenging times, and hope to count on your support to help us navigate our way through. How can you do this? Please consider donating the value of your tickets to Pinchgut Opera as a tax-deductible donation or exchanging your ticket for a credit to use on a later performance.

Your options for Splendour of Venice:

1. Donate the value of your tickets to Pinchgut Opera

To do this, email tickets@opera.org.au with the phrase 'DONATE the cost of my tickets to PINCHGUT OPERA' in the subject line. Once you send this email, Box Office staff will enact this, and we will email you a donation receipt in due course. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

2. Credit for a future Pinchgut Opera performance

Email tickets@opera.org.au with the phrase ‘CREDIT the cost of my tickets to a future PINCHGUT OPERA performance’ in the subject line. Once you send this email, the balance of the cost of these tickets will remain on your account for use at a future date, within 3 years.

3. Refund

If you do nothing, we will refund your purchase within 28 days. There's no need to contact Pinchgut Opera or Opera Australia - we'll call you if there's a problem processing your refund.

We remain committed to presenting this stunning concert of uplifting vocal music. As an original Splendour of Venice ticket holder, we will ensure you receive priority access to booking new tickets as soon as we have confirmed the rescheduled date and other details of the event, hopefully later this year.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@pinchgutopera.com.au Thank you for your kindness and patience at this time. 


Monteverdi - Vespro della BV, Domine ad adiuvandum
Monteverdi - Vespro della BV, Ave maris stella
Monteverdi - Messa a 4 voci e Salmi, Laetatus sum
Monteverdi - Vespro della BV, Pulchra es
Gabrieli - Sonata con tre violini C214
Gabrieli - In ecclesiis a 15 Symphoniae sacrae 2
Gabrieli- Sonata pian e forte C175

Allegri Miserere

Gabrieli - Canzon primi toni a 8 C170
Gabrieli - Jubilate deo a 10 Symphoniae sacrae 2

Sung in Italian

GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Sun 26 April 2020, 1pm and 5pm

This performance will run for approximately 70 minutes with no interval.


But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.


[The Orchestra of the Antipodes is]  " the best Australian baroque orchestra under its gifted director/conductor and harpsichordist, Erin Helyard."


Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 
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