Opera in the Upper House

Friday  12 July  2019  7:00 PM    Friday  12 July  2019 9:30 PM
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Last update 13/07/2019

This July, experience the thrill of the Opera in the Upper House starring the youthful, energetic and enchanting Brisbane City Opera.

Don't miss the magical new production brought to life by the future legends of Australian opera supported by a chorus of burgeoning talent from the Hillbrook Chorale.

Step back in time and be captivated by the splendour and history of the Upper House, with ornate plaster coffered ceilings and walls embellished with 22 carat gold leaf and two Waterford Crystal chandeliers hanging overhead.

Formerly the site of the Legislative Council Chamber, it only makes sense to bring to life themes of romance, betrayal, quarrels and politics through an opera extravaganza.

All guests are invited to enjoy drinks with the Presiding Officers and Clerk’s of Australia and the Pacific on the President's Verandah overlooking the Botanical Gardens during interval.

Hosted by the Former Parliamentary Members’ Association Queensland and raising money for Drug ARM Australasia this is a one-of-a-kind event you don’t want to miss!


Rachel Pines – Soprano
Annika Hinrichs – Soprano
Anastasia Bickel – Mezzo – Soprano
Shikara Ringdahl – Mezzo – Soprano
Nick Kirkup – Tenor
Henry Pinder – Bass
Brendan Murtagh – Piano

Joined by the Hillbrook Chorale.


The Hon Curtis Pitt MP

Speaker of the Queensland Parliament

About the Venue

Immerse yourself in the history of Queensland democracy in the architecturally stunning Queensland Parliament House. The opera event will be hosted in the Legislative Council Chamber, which is now mostly reserved for formal events such as the opening of Parliament, and Estimates Committees since the abolishment of the Upper House in 1922.  

Find out more about the history by visiting:http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/explore/history/parliament-house/inside-parliament-house/legislative-council-chamber

Information for Attendees


Reserve A (Floor) -  $70 plus booking fee

Reserve B (Gallery) - $50 plus booking fee

Dress Code

Dress code for the event is business causal or business formal (no jeans)


There is no parking available at the venue however there are many local car parks that have lower rates after 5pm as well as some street parking on Alice Street. If you require disability parking, please contact our team on 07 3620 8805 or email marketing@hoa.org.au

Admission to the Venue

Please bring photographic ID to be checked by Parliament House. You will need to provide names for all guests so that an ID card can be created. Please also wear your name badge at all times within the precinct.

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Upper House Chamber, Queensland Parliament House
Cnr George and Alice Streets, Brisbane, 4000, QLD, Australia
Upper House Chamber, Queensland Parliament House
Cnr George and Alice Streets, Brisbane, 4000, QLD, Australia
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