Opera in the Alps Beechworth


Opera in the Alps enjoyed another stunning event in Beechworth in 2017.  A perfect evening showcasing Australia's best talent was enjoyed by all.  Opera in the Alps will return to Beechworth in January 2018, more details to follow.

To get a picture of what happens at this superb event, please read on for details on the 2017 event that happened earlier this year.




Now in it's 21st year, Opera in the Alps is a cultural highlight on the Victorian music calendar. The event brings some of Australia’s finest operatic and classical music talents to the picturesque setting of the Beechworth Golf Course.

Australian Music Events is delighted to present Opera in the Alps. Starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Alexandra Flood, Shanul Sharma and supported by the talent from Opera Scholars Australia, the Opera Orchestra Australia and the virtuoso conductor, Guy Noble.

Enjoy a balmy summer's eve under the stars, and be swept away by the stunning setting and world class performances.  


The main performance will commence from 8:00pm and the evening finishing at approximately 10:40pm.


Introducing the performers:

Teddy Tahu Rhodes - Bass Baritone
Teddy has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform. He has performed with the opera companies of San Francisco, Austin, Washington, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, Houston, New York, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich, Theatre du Chatelet/Paris, in Vienna, Welsh national Opera and Scottish Opera.

Alexandra Flood - Soprano
Alexandra Flood made her professional operatic debut in 2014 as a yong artist at the Salzburg Festival singing the roles of Blonde and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder), Modistin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola für Kinder) with the Vienna Philharmonic. In 2015 Alexandra gave her German debut as Marguerite (Le Petit Faust, Hervé) and Australian debut in the title role (The Cunning Little Vixen). In 2011, Alexandra was the joint winner of the 'Opera Scholar of the Year' competition with Opera Scholars Australia.

Shanul Sharma - Tenor
Shanul was born in India, and after graduating high school, began studying Information Technology in Australia. He launched his singing career as a lead vocalist for heavy metal bands in regional NSW, releasing three studio albums and fronting major national tours. Since then Shanul has performed regularly on the concert, recital and theatrical stages.

Guy Noble - Conductor
Guy Noble is a conductor, broadcaster, pianist, writer, composer, producer and raconteur who loves all genres of music and has played, conducted or talked about most of them. He has conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Australian, Tasmanian, Queensland and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonia, Hong Kong Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic orchestras. He has also been Musical Director and Musical Supervisor of many major musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, South Pacific, Man of La Manch, Gypsy and the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Opera Scholars Australia - Ensemble
Opera Scholars Australia is a non-for-profit program run by Australian Music Events. The program offers talented young singers, betwee n the ages of 18 and 28, the opportunity to further develop their talents through a variety of performances and professional tuition.

The Competition

Three Opera Scholar finalists will perform solos at opera in the Alps, competing for the title of Opera Scholar of the Year. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite, helping to decide which Scholar will win the coveted title of Opera Scholar of the Year and the Betty Amsden AO Scholarship worth $5000.  Also performing will be the current Scholar of the Year, Stephen Marsh. 


 Voices in the Twilight

Thu 19 January 

Enjoy an intimate performance by Australia's finest young opera singers, including the three finalists to sing at this year's Opera in the Alps.  Opera Scholars Australia will also be joined by a special guest artist on preparation for Opera in the Alps.  You are then invited to join the artists and singers on the terrace to enjoy a glass of prosecco and local cheeses.   






Beechworth Golf Club, Balaclava Road, Beechworth, 3747

Cancellation Policy / Terms & Conditions 

  • As a condition of sale there are no refunds exchanges or cancellations once the booking is complete except as otherwise specified by the Seller - Australian Music Events (AME) or Beechworth Visitor Information Centre (BVIC).
  • The right is reserved by the Presenter (AME) to add withdraw reschedule or substitute artists and / or vary advertised programs prices venues seating arrangements and audience capacity.
  • A non-refundable Booking Fee of $2.50 applies to each ticket in addition to ticket price.
  • The right is reserved to charge a Handling Fee for the replacement of lost tickets.
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  • The recording of or televising of events is not permitted unless authorised by AME.
  • It may be a condition of entry to individual events that a search of person and / or their possessions will be required at the time of the entry to the venue.
  • Entry may be refused if tickets are damaged or defaced in any way or are not purchased from AME or BVIC.
  • Tickets may not without the prior written consent of AME be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via on-line auction sites) or used for advertising promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services either by the original purchaser or any subsequent bearer. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission.
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  • GST will apply to all goods and services supplied.
  • Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue.
  • The early bird special discount of 10% applies to all A Reserve  B Reserve  Coach reserve and BYO tickets purchased on and before 30 September 2016. The discount does not apply to the booking fee of $2.50 per ticket.
  • A Handling Fee may be charged for lost tickets.
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    • Your details on how you paid for the ticket/s
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  • Only the credit card holder is entitled to collect the Lost Ticket Voucher upon presentation of their credit card used to make the booking and sufficient photo identification.
In the event of a cancellation Australian Music Events will not be liable for any expenses costs loss or damage whether direct or consequential that may be incurred as a result of cancelled accommodation transfers hire charges or by any other circumstances or matters.
    Australian Music Events will only authorise the refund of a ticket if an event is cancelled.
  • If a performance is cancelled or abandoned by the Presenter and if the Ticket Holder is unable to attend the re-scheduled performance or if the performance is not re-scheduled the Presenter will ensure that the Ticket Holder receives a refund of the Ticket price less handling charge. Ticket Holders should apply for a refund in writing as soon as possible after the event. The original ticket (s) and proof of purchase will be required.
  • If a performance is abandoned (due to rain adverse weather or fire) after at least 45 minutes of the program refunds will not apply.
  • It is the ticket holders responsibility to ascertain whether an event has been cancelled and the date and time of any rearranged event. If an event is cancelled or rescheduled the Presenter (AME) will use reasonable endeavours to notify ticket holders of the cancellation. The Presenter (AME) does not guarantee that ticket holders will be informed of such cancellation before the date of the event.
  • In the event an artist becomes indisposed and unable to perform the promoter reserves the right to replace that artist with another performer. The concert shall proceed with the same or similar program in which case no refunds will be allowed.

  • Beechworth Golf Club is an alfresco venue. The event shall proceed "rain or shine". No refunds.
  • If a refund is made  AME and BVIC may to the extent permitted by law retain any Fee they have charged. In most cases tickets must be returned to the place where they were purchased i.e. AME  BVIC.
  • If a Ticket Holder reports a problem for which they feel they have grounds for complaint other than those specified in these Terms and has reported the problem to the Venue before the completion of the performance the Presenter should take all reasonable steps to determine whether the Ticket Holder is entitled to an exchange option or refund. Where a substitute seat is found that is satisfactory to the Ticket Holder no refund will be available.
  • At all times the original ticket(s) and proof of purchase may be required and any refund may not necessarily be available at the Venue at the time the complaint is made.
  • A Presenter will not be required to provide an exchange option or refund where:
    • The Ticket Holder is unable or chooses not to attend the performance due to a change in personal circumstances.
    • The Ticket Holder has been refused entry or evicted from the venue in any of the circumstances.
    • A Ticket Holder applies for a refund only on the grounds that a performance does not meet his or her expectations.
  • Subject to any statutory rights of refund (including without limitation the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law) if any event takes place then generally there is no right to a refund including where a ticket holder cannot attend because of adverse weather conditions.
  • Right to refuse entry: 
    The circumstances in which a Presenter (AME) or Venue (Baarmutha Park Beechworth) may refuse entry to the Venue to a Ticket Holder include but are not limited to any of the following circumstances:
    • Where a Ticket Holder cannot produce a valid Ticket;
    • Where a concession Ticket Holder cannot produce proof of their concession entitlement;
    • Where a Ticket Holder produces a Ticket that has been purchased or obtained through an unauthorised source or where the Ticket has been obtained by illegal means;
    • Where a Ticket Holder has in his or her possession or refuses to surrender to the Venue any prohibited object or article that is not permitted to be brought into or used in that Venue;
    • Where a Ticket Holder is behaving in a manner which may cause property damage or that threatens the safety of performers other Ticket Holders or any other persons.
  • Right to evict a Ticket Holder: 
    The circumstances in which a Presenter or Venue may evict a Ticket Holder from the Venue include but are not limited to any of the following circumstances:
  • Where a concession Ticket Holder cannot produce proof of their concession entitlement;
  • Where a Ticket Holder has in his or her possession or refuses to surrender any prohibited object or article that is not permitted to be brought into or used in that Venue;
  • Where a Ticket Holder is behaving in a manner which may cause property damage or that threatens the safety of performers other Ticket Holders or any other persons;
  • Where a Ticket Holder is behaving in a manner that reasonably interferes with other Ticket Holders’ enjoyment of the performance; and
  • Where a Ticket Holder refuses to remain in the area or seat designated on their Ticket.