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Opera Australia presents

with The Quattro Maestri Saturday 4 May 2013


Thank you for your support

Opera Australia really appreciates the dedication of all those who have worked with us to produce the 21st Wine & Gourmet evening Dinner on the Dock 2013 Master of Ceremonies Virginia Trioli Guest Chefs Alessandro Pavoni Ormeggio at The Spit Armando Percuoco Buon Ricordo Giovanni Pilu Pilu at Freshwater Lucio Galletto Lucio’s Italian Restaurant Consultants Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack Opera Australia artists Taryn Fiebig and Martin Buckingham Accompanist Francis Greep Piano Accordion Michael Carney Auctioneer James Hendy, Bonhams Wine Tasting Host Huon Hooke MW Special Events Consultant Susie Gibson Production Company Fourth Wall Events Additional thanks to our Event Committees for their continued and invaluable support


Wine & Gourmet Committee Robert Morgan (Chair) Andrew Caillard MW Jill Dupleix Terry Durack John Fink Rob Geddes MW Susie Gibson Wolfgang Grimm AM Susan Kirby Fiona MacDonald Vanessa Morgan Jennifer White Sydney Event Committee Bronwyn Carroll Kate Crone Diana Eddy Susie Gibson Susan Glanville Jennifer Hershon Noelene Keen-Ward Peter Reeve Elizabeth Sinodinos Ross Steele AM Josephine Sukkar Stephen Thatcher

Welcome from Opera Australia

Buonasera! Welcome to Opera Australia’s 21st Wine and Gourmet evening, Dinner on the Dock 2013. This is a highlight event for Opera Australia, a tradition celebrating the finest food, wine and song since the event’s inception in 1992 at David and Jane Clarke’s Poole’s Rock Vineyard at Broke. Since 2006 we have welcomed you into our home in Surry Hills and for our 21st year, we present a culinary evening brilliantly designed by Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack. We are privileged to be joined by not one but FOUR distinguished and respected chefs, the Quattro Maestri Alessandro Pavoni, Ormeggio at The Spit, Armando Percuoco, Buon Ricordo, Giovanni Pilu, Pilu at Freshwater, and Lucio Galletto, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant to prepare tonight’s gastronomic sensations. The fine food will be complemented by a carefully selected range of premium wines from Tyrrell’s Wines. In addition we have some very special guests contributing to the success of the evening. Tonight our Master of Ceremonies is ABC’s Virginia Trioli, our auctioneer James Hendy, Chief Executive of Bonhams Australia, and Master of Wine, Huon Hooke as our Wine Options Host. Our gifted Opera Australia artists

Taryn Fiebig and Martin Buckingham have donated their time and talent, along with all our very generous sponsors and donors. Opera Australia looks forward to our new CEO Craig Hassall starting later in the year. Craig sends his best wishes from London for our event tonight and is looking forward to joining us in person at future events. Dinner on the Dock is one of our most popular fundraising events and I am certain this year will be no exception with truly extraordinary food, wine and good times. This is also an important night to raise essential funds and make a significant difference to the continued and expanding work of Opera Australia. Please help by bidding at our auctions and especially by donating to our taxdeductible Fund-a-Project, to raise essential funds for our Moffat Oxenbould Young Artist Program. I thank you for your generous support to our national opera company. Best wishes and grazie mille!

Lyndon Terracini Artistic Director, Opera Australia


Thank You

Fourth Wall Events is our event producer and long term supporter of Opera Australia Our service staff tonight are from Clifford Wallace Hospitality Personnel Champagne Charles Heidsieck provided by distributor Robert Oatley Vineyards Our wine selection for the evening has been supplied by Tyrrell’s Wines Our beer tonight has been supplied by Peroni Our still and sparkling water has been supplied by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino

Segafredo Zanetti Australia has supplied coffee for the evening Our seafood has been donated by Steve Costi Seafoods. Catering equipment supplied by Pages Event Hire



Saturday 4 May 2013

Registration Pre dinner drinks and canapĂŠs Viewing of Silent Auction items and bidding in the Silent Auction Tombola

Welcome First Course Performance by Martin Buckingham and Michael Carney Second Course Wine Options Game Main Course Live Auction Performance by Taryn Fiebig, Martin Buckingham and Francis Greep Fund-a-Project Dessert and Coffee Silent Auction closes Close Auction Item Collection


The chefs

Alessandro Pavoni

Armando Percuoco

Brescian-born chef Alessandro Pavoni is Chef and Owner of contemporary Italian restaurant, Ormeggio at The Spit, which currently holds Two Chef Hats in the prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. Contemporary flavours, techniques and textures, with a base in Italian tradition, are the focus at the absolute waterfront fine-diner, Ormeggio.

Armando was born in Naples into a family of restaurateurs in post war Italy. From the age of 14, he worked in his father’s premier restaurant in Naples, until he began his apprenticeship at Le Arcate, another fine dining establishment also in Naples.

Along with his passion for modern and unique cuisine, Alessandro is also passionate about safeguarding regional Italian culinary culture and is Vice-President of CIRA – The Council of Italian Restaurants of Australia.

Armando opened his Sydney restaurant Buon Ricordo in 1978 and has received extensive awards including Winner Italian Restaurant of the Year, RCA National Awards in 2005, Australia’s Ten Best Restaurants, 2008 Gourmet Traveller, and in 2011 came 7th in the top 10 Italian restaurants around the globe in Food & Drink Digital.

His early years as a chef were grounded in fine restaurants in Naples and on the Isle of Capri, such as La Canzone del Mare, Don Quixote and Transatlantico.

Armando has published several culinary books including Buon Ricordo published in 2009. In 2011 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from CIRA for his contribution to Italian culinary culture, and in 2012 he was awarded the Australian Small Business Champion Award.


Giovanni Pilu

Lucio Galletto

Giovanni Pilu was born in Sardinia and arrived in Australia in 1992, aged 20 and full of enthusiasm and passion for the unique flavours of his homeland. Giovanni uses authentic products imported from Sardinia together with fresh local produce to prepare a menu that is refined and innovative whilst maintaining the strict traditions of his distinctive region.

Lucio Galletto OAM established Lucio’s Restaurant in Paddington in 1983. This family restaurant enjoys a remarkable reputation for superb Italian food and magnificent Australian art and thrives on the splendid tradition of exceptional hospitality.

Giovanni is frequently sought out to present his passion and expertise in Italian culture and cooking both in corporate settings and across many media platforms. He is also very active in the local community and committed to supporting various charities including Bestest, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club, and Bear Cottage. Giovanni has won many awards including Savour Australia National Awards for Excellence - Best Italian Restaurant and published his first book A Sardinian Cookbook in August 2012.

Lucio’s has been consistently recognized over many years and currently holds 2 hats in the SMH Good Food Guide where Lucio also received the Silver Service Award 2009, and has retained 2 stars in Australian Gourmet Traveller. Lucio was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday Honours June 2008. “For service to the community through contributions as a restaurateur and author, and to the support of arts organisations.” Lucios also shares his passion for food in his writings. In 2011 his fourth book The Art of Pasta with David Dale was published with a new recipe book due out in 2014.


Tonight’s Master of Ceremonies

VIRGINIA TRIOLI Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli is one of Australia’s bestknown journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator. She is much sought-after as a speaker and MC, and combines a rigorous interviewing style with an often wicked sense of humour. Clients such as the Garvan Institute, Fairfax, News Ltd, GHD, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and Opera Australia regularly call on her services. Virginia is an honours graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, and in 1996 published Generation F, her celebrated response to Helen Garner’s First Stone. In 1995 she won Australian journalism's highest honour, the Walkley Award, for her business reporting and in 2001 Virginia won a second Walkley for her landmark interview with the former


Defence Minister, Peter Reith, over the notorious Children Overboard issue. In 1999 she won the Melbourne Press Club's Best Columnist award, The Quill. In 2006 she won Broadcaster of the Year at the ABC Local Radio Awards. Virginia has held senior positions at the Age newspaper and the Bulletin magazine. For eight years she hosted the Drive Program on 774 ABC Melbourne, and the Morning Program on 702 ABC Sydney. She has been the host of ABC TV's premiere news and current affairs program, Lateline, and a presenter on ABC TV's Sunday Arts. She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.

Tonight’s Auctioneer

Tonight’s Wine Options Host


Huon Hooke

James has worked in the fine art world since 1997, originally starting out with Bonhams in London where he was trained as an English and Continental Furniture specialist, general valuer and auctioneer. Following several years working for a London dealer, James moved to Australia in 2004 to take a position with Bonhams & Goodman in Sydney. In 2010 he took on his current role as Chief Executive Officer of Bonhams Australia, now Australia’s only International Auction House. James was the lead auctioneer at the The Owston Collection sale in 2010 which totalled over $13.1m and The Laverty Collection in March 2013 which totalled $5.1m.

Our Wine Options Host, Huon Hooke, is a leading independent wine writer who makes his living entirely out of writing, judging, lecturing and educating about wine. A journalist first and wine professional second, he has tertiary qualifications in both fields and has worked in wineries and in wine retailing. He has been writing about wine since 1983 and is best known for his weekly columns in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section, and regular articles and tasting notes in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, for which he is contributing editor, a tasting panel member and a columnist. Huon has a wine ‘app’ available which is proving very popular. Huon's wine 'app' can be found at




This evening's first course Crudo Salmonato Armando Percuoco of Buon Ricordo

Thinly sliced ocean trout marinated in extra virgin olive oil with cured airdried tuna, lemon, garlic and tarragon. Serves 4 240g ocean trout fillet 2 lemons, juice only Half bunch tarragon 8g bottarga, air dried tuna roe 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Sea salt and pepper Combine garlic and extra virgin olive oil and leave to marinate for 3 hours. Wrap the ocean trout in cling wrap and place in the freezer to help enable slicing. Before serving, remove from freezer, and cut into paperthin slices on a mandolin or electric slicer.


Layer the ocean trout over a large plate, cover with lemon juice, and leave to cure for 10 minutes. Drain off the lemonjuice, and pat dry with paper towel. Scatter with sea salt and fresh pepper, then spoon the garlic-infused olive oil over the ocean trout, spreading it with the back of the spoon. Finely chop the tarragon and scatter on top. Grate the bottarga equally over each plate and serve.


This evening's second course Tomato Risotto Alessandro Pavoni of Ormeggio at the Spit

An elegant risotto cooked “all’onda” in the wave style that is typical of northern Italy. Serves 6 6 kg ripe egg tomatoes 500g Italian buffalo mozzarella 300g black olives, pitted 200g salted capers 700g carnaroli rice 50g good quality grana padano 3.5 litres tomato stock 120g butter 20 ml extra virgin olive oil 20 g baby basil leaves To make the tomato stock, blend the tomato in a Robocoupe. Place in a pot and bring up to 70°C, then strain through an oil filter and set aside. Finely chop the buffalo mozzarella and set aside. To make the olive powder, lay the olives on a tray lined with baking paper, and bake at 70°C for 6 hours. Chop into a fine powder. To make the caper powder, soak the capers in fresh water overnight, changing water often. Pat dry. Lay them in a tray lined with baking paper

and bake at 65°C for 6 hours. Chop into a fine powder To make the risotto, melt half the butter in a high-sided frying pan over a medium heat. Add rice and a pinch of salt, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until very hot but not coloured; it should start to smell toasty. Add a couple of ladles of stock and cook for 12 minutes, adding more stock, a ladle at a time as each one is absorbed, shaking the pan rather than stirring to combine. After 12 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, add butter and Parmesan, cover without stirring and set aside for 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon and shaking the pan, beat to create a creamy consistency, adding a little more stock if necessary to get the right consistency. Spoon onto 6 flat plates and tap the plate gently on a tea towelcovered workbench to flatten out the risotto. Arrange olive powder, capers powder and mozzarella on top of the risotto. Finish with baby basil and extra virgin olive oil.




This evening's Main course Porcetto Arrosto Giovanni Pilu of Pilu at Freshwater

Oven-roasted suckling pig with a Sardinian accent, the signature dish at Pilu at Freshwater. Serves 8 Half suckling pig (see note) Extra virgin olive oil, for oiling and drizzling Fine sea salt, to taste Rosemary leaves, for garnishing Remove the pig from the fridge 1-2 hours before cooking. Cover and set aside in a cool place to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 110°C. Place the pig, skin-side up, on a rack on a large baking tray. Drizzle with a little oil, rubbing it in, and cover skin generously with salt, rubbing it thoroughly into the skin, then leave for about 15 minutes, until skin becomes moist. Place dish on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes. Increase temperature to 150°C and cook for a further 1 hour 20 minutes. Open oven door and reduce temperature to 120°C, leaving the door open until the temperature drops 12

to 120°C. Close door and cook for a further 40 minutes or so, until the meat comes away from the bone on the back leg. Remove from oven and increase temperature to 220°C. Remove pig from oven, cover loosely with foil and set aside for at least 15 minutes. Uncover the meat and, using a clean, dry cloth, brush off all of the salt. Clean rack, return pig to rack over to baking tray, skin-side up, and place in oven for about 30 minutes, until skin is crisp. Place on a clean chopping board and, using a cleaver or poultry shears, cut into about 25 large chunks. Arrange on a serving platter, garnish with rosemary and serve with apple sauce on the side. Note: Most butchers are reluctant to sell half a suckling pig (so you may be best off to freeze the other half or share with a friend). Vic’s Premium Quality Meat in Sydney sell half piglets and will air-freight around Australia. You’ll need to order a 7-8kg pig, halved lengthways, with the head and trotters removed.


This evening's Dessert Zuppa Inglese Lucio Galletto of Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Despite its name Zuppa Inglese "English Soup" is a traditional Italian dessert based on the English trifle and is found in various forms all over Italy. Many regions claim to be it's progenitor. The most common theory is that Zupa Inglese was made for the first time in the 16th Century for the Dukes of Este residing in Ferrara. Legend has it that the dessert was created by the court chefs when a diplomat from Ferrara asked for a trifle after returning form a trip to England. Lucio presents his favourite version here tonight. Â


The Auction

Rules and Conditions Opera Australia, with the assistance of donors has endeavored to catalogue, describe and value the items and lots to be auctioned correctly. The items and lots are sold ‘as is’ and Opera Australia warrants nor represents, and shall in any event be responsible for, the correctness of description of the items or lots. No statement contained in the catalogue or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed to be such a warranty, representation or assumption of liability. Opera Australia reserves the right to withdraw any item or lot from sale prior to the call for bids. All sales are final and there will be no exchange or refund on lots unless specified. All bidders must register their details on the night of the auction by filling in a registration form. Payments will be processed immediately following the auction. Methods of payment accepted for auction items are: cash, cheque, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express or Visa. A 1.5% charge will be applied for credit cards. Lots should be collected on the night of the Auction. Items may be collected from The Opera Centre (480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills) between Tuesday 7 May and Friday 10 May between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Please phone the Development Department to arrange collection of your item on 02 9318 8233. Alternatively, delivery service is available at cost to the successful bidder. Lots may be removed on the evening only by exhibiting the correct receipt to the auction personnel at the item collection area at the time of departure. Unless otherwise specified, all non-wine Auction lots and services must be used within one year from 4 May 2013.


Reservations for all trips and parties must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise specified. All arrangements for trips and similar events must be made at least one month in advance unless otherwise specified. No refunds will be allowed on travel packages for cancelled tickets and accommodation. In Silent Auction bidding, a bidder may raise his/her bid on any lot by re-writing their name, table number and raised bid amount on the bidding pad. After the initial bid has been made, bidding must proceed in increments of no less than $20 for items valued at up to $499, $50 for items valued at up to $1,000 and $100 for items valued at $1,001+ unless otherwise stated. Bidding forms must be fully and legibly completed to be a ‘legal’ bid. In Silent Auction bidding, the successful bidder is the highest bidder at the closing time, but the final decision remains at the discretion of the Auctioneer in the event of there being at least two bidders competing for the lot at the time of closure. Not withstanding any of the Rules and Conditions as listed here, the operation of the Auction remains at the discretion of the Auctioneer and Opera Australia. Items are priced in Australian dollars and are GST inclusive. Items purchased at this event cannot be sold at other events or used as part of a competition. For any questions, please phone the Development Department on 02 9318 8233.

For the Patrons, Friends and supporters of Opera Australia

OPerA ArOund the WOrld Art and Music Cruise

Verdi, Verdi, Verdi

aMsterdaM tO ZuriCh On aMadeus PrinCess 14 –28 september 2013 (15 days)

with Christopher Lawrence Vienna – MuniCh – ZuriCh – ParMa 13–28 October 2013 (16 days)

From the Golden Age of Dutch painting to the extraordinary private collections of Switzerland, this unique cruise/tour along the Rhine River will provide a veritable panorama of European art, history, music and landscapes from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

In October 2013 opera lovers will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the world’s favourite opera composer – and you are invited to join the celebrations in Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Parma and Bologna, with an optional extension to Milan.

For detailed information call 1300 727 095 or visit 15

Live Auction


Performance, Canapés and Drinks with the Opera Australia Chorus for Ten You and nine guests will be treated to an unforgettable experience – beginning your evening with the Don Pasquale and ending with a private cocktail party with members of the Opera Australia Chorus at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Before the curtain rises you will be invited backstage at the Sydney Opera House for an exclusive pre-show tour. Witness the excitement as the cast, crew and musicians prepare for curtain call, where you may just bump into Norina (Rachelle Durkin) or Ernesto (Ji-Min Park) in the hallways.

combines bright Italian street scenes, lyrical arias, charming duets – and of course merriment with misadventure all in one. After the performance, stroll to Sir Stamford at Circular Quay for your own private cocktail party with the Chorus. Delight in a selection of delicious canapés and drinks in the bar. This item is for up to ten guests and available for one night only, Saturday 10 August 2013.

Then take your seats in the Joan Sutherland Theatre to enjoy Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. This comic production

Opera Australia chorus AND sir stamford at circular Quay Value: Priceless 18

Ultimate Qantas Wallabies Bledisloe Cup Experience On Saturday 17 August two people will have a once-in-a-life opportunity for an up-close-and-personal, behind-thescenes experience at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, hosted by Wallabies legend, John Eales. With this Qantas Wallabies Rugby Experience, you will step behind closed doors and find yourself in the inner sanctum of the Qantas Wallabies Change rooms – just minutes before the players enter for the Australia vs New Zealand Bledisloe Cup. You will meet John Eales, who will host your interactive tour, to re-live classic Wallaby moments and memories through the eyes of a Wallaby legend and see and hear all that awaits the

current Qantas Wallabies in the lead up to their match. Experience walking through the players’ tunnel into the stadium as match preparations are being finalised. The package includes a photo and autograph opportunity with John Eales, a classic ‘moments and memories’ session hosted by John Eales, Official Bledisloe Cup match program and a Qantas Wallabies jersey each to take home. Witness the Qantas Wallabies take on the All Blacks from your Premium Reserve seats. This Ultimate Qantas Rugby Experience is for two people in Sydney and valid on 17 August 2013 only.

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The Robert Albert Ultimate Dinner Party Collection – The 21st Edition Robert Albert’s Ultimate Dinner Party Collection has become an auction tradition at Opera Australia’s Wine and Gourmet evening – raising a staggering $80,000 for Opera Australia over twenty-one years. This year’s specially chosen selection comprises the crème de la crème of French wine from exceptional vintages including a 1975 Chateau d’Yquem.

Available tonight: 2002 Dom Pérignon – Champagne 2005 Montrachet Gr Cru (Etienne Sauzet) – White Burgundy 2000 Côte-Rôtie “La Landonne” (Guigal) – Red Rhône Vallery 2004 Bonnes-Mares Gr Cru (Comte Georges de Vogüé) – Red Burgundy 1986 Ch Lafite 1er Cru (Pauillac) – Red Bordeaux 1975 Ch d’Yquem 1 er Cru Supérieur (Sauternes) – Dessert Wine

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The Melbourne Ring Cycle Rehearsal Experience This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner. In November Opera Australia presents Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) at Arts Centre, Melbourne. So, during November and December 2013, we will perform three complete cycles of the four mighty operas which make up his epic vision. Leading an inspired cast of outstanding Wagnerian artists from around the world are acclaimed Australian director Neil Armfield, conductor Richard Mills and designer Robert Cousins. The international cast includes English soprano Susan Bullock as Brünnhilde, Norwegian bass-baritone Terje Stensvold as Wotan, German Helden tenor Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Australian Helden

baritone John Wegner as Alberich. Opera Australia’s Melbourne Ring Cycle has been sold out now for over a year with a waiting list almost as long as a Wagner opera. We are offering tonight a very special opportunity to attend the final dress rehearsal performances of the entire Ring Cycle. This includes Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. The package also includes a behindthe-scenes-tour with a member of the Opera Australia technical team and an afternoon tea with Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini. Please note each dress rehearsal will run for up to six hours (including intervals). Only available on Das Rheingold 9 Nov, Die Walküre 11 Nov Siegfried 13 Nov, Götterdämmerung 16 Nov 2013.

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Four by Four – a dinner package with The Quattro Maestri If you are enjoying tonight’s magnificient food then here is the opportunity to continue the pleasure throughout the coming year with a dinner for four at each of our four chefs’ restaurants. Valid until 4 May 2014. Includes wine and food for four people at each restaurant – Buon Ricordo, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant, Ormeggios at The Spit, and Pilu at Freshwater.

Buon Ricordo, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant, Ormeggios at The Spit and Pilu at Freshwater. Value: $2,000 23

A feast of opera, food and wine in Northern Italy: Milan, Parma and Verona Enjoy ten days of opera, food and wine in the delightful Northern Italian cities of Milan, Parma and Verona. You and a friend will fly Business Class on Qantas to London with a connecting flight to Milan. When you land on Italian soil, you will begin your fabulous experience with two nights with breakfast in an Executive Room at the Rosa Grand Milano, a few steps from the Duomo, Galleria, Via Napoleone and the famous Teatro alla Scala Milan. A tour guide will be at your disposal for a walking tour of the historic centre, followed by lunch at a restaurant specialising in Milanese cuisine. In the evening, enjoy an opera, ballet or concert at the Teatro alla Scala. Then, by private car, transfer to the Grand Hotel de La Ville, Parma for three nights with breakfast. A tour guide will 24

be at your disposal for a walking tour, followed by an afternoon at leisure before an evening opera performance at the Teatro Regio. The following day, in a private car, your guide will take you on a tour of the rich gastronomic heartland of Italy, visiting ham, cheese, oil and other farms and enjoying a special lunch of Parmesan cuisine. Continue by private car to Verona, for three nights with breakfast at the Hotel Accademia in the heart of the Old Town. A tour guide will be at your disposal for a walking tour, followed by an afternoon at leisure before an evening opera, ballet or concert performance at the Teatro Filarmonico. The following day, in a private car, your guide will take you on a tour of the famous wine producing areas in the environs of Verona: Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino, Custoza and Lugana, Enjoy a day of wine tastings, learn

about the local varieties and enjoy a special lunch at a restaurant in the hills surrounding Verona. Includes: • Return flights for two on Qantas Sydney to London Business Class • Connecting return flights for two London to Milan (up to the value of $2500) • 8 nights’ accommodation in superior 4-star hotels with breakfast • Private car transfers Milan – Parma and Parma – Verona • 2 x Cat 1 (or best available) opera tickets at each Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro Regio (Parma) and Teatro Filarmonico (Verona) • Half-day walking tours in Milan, Parma and Verona • Full day tours in private car in Parma and Verona • 3 x speciality lunches, with wines

Qantas AIRWAYS and Renaissance Tours Value: $26,000+

Terms and Conditions Note: Valid for two people. Flights: Return flights from Sydney to London are valid for Business Class on Qantas Airways Limited. These are valid between 1 November 2013 and 30 June 2014, and must be booked by 30 September 2013 and are subject to availability. Return airfares from London to Milan are valid for best available class up to a total value of $2,500. Please note that Frequent Flyer points cannot be earned and tickets are not upgradeable with cash or Frequent Flyer points. Tickets from Sydney to London are valid on services operated by Qantas Airways Limited only and not to be used on services which are operated by another airline although they may have a ‘QF’ flight number. Renaissance Tours: This Italian Tour is valid for travel between November 2013 and June 2014. Subject to opera performances (announced mid-2013) and not valid for ‘sold out’ or ‘gala’ performances or for ‘fair dates’ in Milan, Parma and Verona.



Realise your inner star in the comedic Don Pasquale Have you ever dreamed of being an opera star on stage? Here is your opportunity to perform a walk-on role in Donizetti’s charming Italian production of Don Pasquale at the Sydney Opera House. This comic production, full of merriment and misadventure, is a truly special treat for all opera-lovers with its warm and bright Italian street scenes, charming duets and amusing machinations – and you could be a part of it! Join this talented cast, starring Conal Coad in the title role, soprano Rachelle Durkin, tenor Ji-Min Park and baritone Andrew Jones. Starring alongside Opera Australia’s Chorus and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, this is one opportunity not to be missed.

You will be credited in the cast sheet on the night of your performance and receive tickets for four of your greatest fans to watch you on your big night! Costume fitting and one onstage rehearsal are also included. Please note: This is a non-singing role in Act 1 for one adult on one performance date of your choice – for either August 1, 3 or 7 2013 only. You will need to be available for costume fitting 10 days prior to your performance at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills and on stage rehearsal will take place on the day of the performance. Travel is not included and is the successful bidder’s responsibility.

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Fund-A-Project: Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program Ensure Opera Australia’s ongoing success for the future by supporting our young artists. Opera Australia’s Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program is for selected young Australian opera singers, conductors and repetiteurs to strengthen and supplement their already evident talent and performance skills. By becoming involved closely with the rehearsal and performance activity of the company, these promising young artists are able to perform in mainstage productions, participate in workshops and master-classes with leading singers and conductors and be mentored by experienced artists.

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In 2013 three artists will participate in this program – Jonathan Abernethy, Natalie Aroyan and Sam Roberts-Smith. These artists will follow in the footstep of singers like Martin Buckingham, Nicole Car, Amelia Farrugia, Taryn Fiebig, Warwick Fyfe and Emma Matthews all of whom are graduates of the Young Artist Program. All gifts of $1,500 or more will entitle you to Patron program benefits and acknowledgement in our production programs for one year. All donors will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt and every dollar raised will contribute to the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program. Opera Australia is registered as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) on the Australian Gift Register.

We thank all those who contributed last year to the Dinner on the Dock Fund-A-Project: Jillian Broadbent Georgie Curran Susie Dickson Sandy and Phil Dudgeon Jill Dupleix Terry Durack Diana Eddy Richard and Jane Freudenstein Rob Geddes Leonard Groat Mr and Mrs Nihal Gupta Hardy Group International Jennifer Hershon Michael Hobbs J Hockey Susan Kirby Alexandra Martin Mazda Australia Nick and Caroline Minogue Murrays Coaches Janine Perrett Andy Pontin Kenneth R Reed Josef and Sarina Reisinger Renaissance Tours Servcorp Limited Senator Arthur Sinodinos Gary Singer and Geoffrey Smith Assoc. Prof. Ross Steele AM Dr Daniel Stiel Tony and Josephine Sukkar Mr and Mrs A S Wehby


Silent Auction


Silent Auction Listing

Lot 101. MOR Marshmallow Hamper Lot 102. MotoGP Ducati VIP Experience Lot 103. Kay Brothers Vertical Six-Pack Shiraz Lot 104. The Australian Woman’s Weekly Cookbook set Lot 105. The Ultimate Arts Package – 20 tickets to six companies! Lot 106. Six Vintages of Rockford Shiraz wines Lot 107. VIP Experience with Leona Edmiston Lot 108. Pit ’n Perch Experience – La traviata Lot 109. Henry Bucks Opening Night Suit Package Lot 110. Tyrrell’s Wines VAT Wine Collection with signed bottles Lot 111. Five Special Nights on Lord Howe Island Lot 112. Estee Lauder Collection for Him & Her Lot 113. 2003 Gevrey-Chambertin Combe Du Bas Lot 114. Opera Australia's ‘Watch, Change, Eat’ Lot 115. Fine French wine collection Lot 116. Carla Zampatti $1,000 Gift Voucher Lot 117. Clarendon Hills Winery – Six Fine Reds Lot 118. Paspaley Pearl Discovery Event Lot 119. Photo shoot on the set of South Pacific Lot 120. Fine Wine and Wine Storage Lot 121. Melbourne Luxury Arts Weekend Lot 122. Italian MZ Capsule Machine including 150 capsules Lot 123. Jenolan Caves Two-Night Escape




MOR Marshmallow Hamper

MotoGP Ducati VIP Experience

Established in 2001 by Dianna Burmas and Deon St.Mor, today MOR continually strives to be the pioneering creator of bath, body and lifestyle products with distinctive ranges admired globally by consumers and the beauty industry alike with a cult following. MOR invites you to experience and revel in the awakening of your senses with the blending of old time ingredients, uniquely selected fragrances and luxuriously rich creations. This beautiful Marshmallow Hamper includes; a Marshmallow Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Milk, Bathing Elixir, Hand & Nail Cream, Body Oil, Soap Bar and Lip Balm.

The ultimate MotoGP experience viewing 3 days of racing. This package includes exclusive access to the fully catered hospitality facility including hot buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and complimentary soft drinks. You will experience elevated Grandstand seating and Superscreen viewing from within the facility. Includes: • Access for two to Ducati VIP area • 1 Pit Walk, per person, per day • 1 Event program, per person • Commemorative gift bag including limited edition t-shirt for each attendee Valid for 18, 19 and 20th October 2013. Travel not included

Value: $255 Opening Bid: $100 Minimum Bid increase: $20

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Kay Brothers Vertical Six-Pack Shiraz

The Australian Woman’s Weekly Cookbook set.

Kay Brothers Amery is the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in original family hands. They are highly respected for traditional winemaking using grapes from their 22 hectare Amery Vineyard. Colin Kay’s (from this generation) winemaking philosophy is to make rich full-bodied fruit-driven wines. Take home the flagship wine Block 6 Shiraz featuring the vintages 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010. This shiraz is produced from ancient vines planted in 1892, and is ranked ‘outstanding’ in the Langton’s Classification.

The Australian Women's Weekly has been teaching Australians how to cook since 1976 and have sold over 75 million cookbooks worldwide. With each recipe triple-tested, these cookbooks have become a staple in every Australian kitchen. Add these gorgeous 11 cookbooks to your collection today.

Value: $500 Opening Bid: $250 Minimum Bid increase: $50

Value: $440 Opening Bid: $220 Minimum Bid increase: $20



The Ultimate Arts Package – 20 tickets across six companies! the Australian Ballet Two A-Reserve tickets to the Sydney Season of La Sylphide & Paquita with complimentary souvenir program voucher. Valid for performances between 8 – 25 November 2013. Subject to availability. Australian Chamber Orchestra Two A-Reserve tickets for any Sydney Opera House matinee performance of your choice. Valid until 30 November 2013. Australian Museum Enjoy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 exhibition, including General Entry to the museum, with one Family Pass. Plus, four adult passes to attend any evening of the Australian Museum's Night Talk series. Exhibition with General Entry is for two adults and two children and valid until 7 October 2013. Night Talks are valid until April 2014 and attendees must be 18 years and older. Value: $ 1,810 Opening Bid: $900 Minimum Bid increase: $100

Top left: Photography Georges Antoni Top centre: © Charlie Hamilton James (UK) Treading water

Opera Australia Two A-Reserve tickets to any performance at the Sydney Opera House in the 2013 Sydney Winter season. Valid for July and August 2013. Sydney Theatre Company Two A-Reserve tickets to any 2013 production of your choice. Valid for Monday to Thursday performances and Saturday matinees. Excludes opening nights and selected 2013 productions. Valid until 31 December 2013. Subject to availability. The Song Company Two tickets each to four performances from The Song Company 2013 Season: Song Co & Co – old songs, new songs, shared songs on 4 August, Dowland’s Lute on 5 September, MODART13 – experience the new on 27 September, and Of Birds & Angels on 27 November.




Six Vintages of Rockford Shiraz wines

VIP Experience with Leona Edmiston

This rare vertical of Basket Press Shiraz from Rockford Wines, is made from some of the very best olf family-owned Barossa vineyards and testimont to Rober O'Callaghan's wine making skills. These six bottles featuring 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 vintages, encapsulates generations of vineyard history and commitment to maintain the bestof the traditional Australian wine trade. Beautifully presented in a wooden case.

You ad a friend will have the opportunity to bid for a money-can’t-buy experience with designer Leona Edmiston. Enjoy a private and exclusive tour of the Leona Edmiston studio in Alexandria – from the sampling to the showroom! Sip on champagne and enjoy delicious treats with the 'Frock Queen' herself, as Leona personally shows you through her upcoming SS13/14 Collection. You can even try on her sample collections and place an order from her new range with delivery to your door before the general public. This experience is complete with one $600 gift certificate to spend at the showing or in store. Valid for two people before 31 July 2013. Subject to Leona Edmiston availability and schedule. Gift voucher is valid until 5 October 2013 and cannot be used online.

Value: $600 Opening Bid: $300 Minimum Bid increase: $50 36

Value: Priceless Opening Bid: $900 Minimum Bid increase: $100



Pit ’n Perch Experience – La traviata

Henry Bucks Opening Night Suit Package

You and a guest will have the unique chance to see Opera Australia’s muchloved production of La traviata from all angles with a Pit and Perch experience.

Henry Bucks of Collins Street has been an impeccable wardrobe stylist in Sydney for over a century. You are sure to impress with a complete black tie suit including: a lightweight pure wool single breasted dinner suit with shawl collar, silk tie-yourown bow tie from England in satin or barathea, silk pocket square from Ascot of Germany, fine cotton dress shirt from Eton of Sweden, complete with studs and cufflinks from David Donahue of New York in mother-of pearl or onyx and brass.

First, you will have a private backstage preshow tour at the Sydney Opera House. Then when they curtain rises, you will be taken to the fly tower perch high above the stage, where you will gaze down on the artists, dazzling sets and scene changes for Act 1. After the first interval, you will sit below in the orchestra pit where the conductor, Patrick Lange, and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra will perform Verdi’s wonderful score. Following the second interval, you will return to the perch for Act 4. Please note: This item is to be arranged for La traviata performances on one of the following dates – August 9, 13, 17, 22, 24, 27, or 29 2013. Excludes matinees.

Value: Priceless Opening Bid: $750 Minimum Bid increase: $100

Visit the Henry Bucks store on Collins Street, Sydney, for your suit and shirt to be fitted. Offer valid until 4 May 2014.

Value: $1,800 Opening Bid: $900 Minimum Bid increase: $100 37



Tyrrell’s Wines VAT Wine Collection with signed bottles

Five Special Nights on Lord Howe Island

Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. Hunter Valley based Tyrrell's Wines presents a very special wine selection for our event tonight. This limited edition VAT Wine Collection features bottles signed by Tyrrell's owner and founder Bruce Tyrrell.

Escape to the Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island with a friend or partner for five nights in an Under the Pines Apartment. This package includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner), with lunch options for picnic or BBQ's island airport transfers and access to all Pinetrees facilities – everything is taken care of for you. “Stay with us once and you’ll understand why so many guests come back to visit us every year”. Accommodation excludes airfares and is subject to availability. Valid until 4 May 2014. Excludes 20 December 2013 – 20 January 2014 and 12 – 28 April 2014

Value: $600 Opening Bid: $300 Minimum Bid increase: $50 38

Value: $4,200 Opening Bid: $2,100 Minimum Bid increase: $100



Estèe Lauder Collection for Him & Her

2003 GevreyChambertin Combe Du Bas

Estèe Lauder Companies is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. This deluxe package for ladies and men, features products from their leading brands including Estèe Lauder, Clinique, Aramis, Bobbi Brown and MAC.

Enjoy this unique magnum of 2003 Gevrey-Chambertin Combe Du Bas from De Bortoli Wines. It features a very complex and detailed nose, bright aromas of cherry, raspberry and redcurrant with an underlying spice. Silky smooth with complex red fruit and sublime mouth filling texture, it is a remarkable exempla of Australian know-how applied to one of the world’s great sites for pinot noir. The contents are delightful for drinking in the next three years as a mature example of fine red burgundy.

Value: $3,000 Opening Bid: $1,500 Minimum Bid increase: $100

Value: $190 Opening Bid: $95 Minimum Bid increase: $20 39



Opera Australia's ‘Watch, Change, Eat’

Fine French wine collection

Witness the incredible enormous operation of changing the sets and props of one opera to another completely different production in one afternoon. Two people will have the unique experience to view the mechanics, construction and work of a set changeover in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Avid wine collector and long term supporter of Dinner on the Dock Ross Tzannes AM has again taken great care to provide us with a selection from his collection. Ross has chosen three major wines from the very fine 1978 vintage.

Begin your Saturday afternoon enjoying an Opera Australia matinée performance. After production, you will see the sets change on stage and then finish your day at the Two-chef Hat restaurant, Guillaume at Bennelong, and enjoy a degustation menu with matching wines each.

1978 Château La Lagune (St Julian)

Includes: 1978 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ‘super-second’ Pauillac 1978 Château La Tour Haut Brion Graves (35th celebration).

This experience is for two people. Tickets and dinner can be redeemed separately. A-Reserve tickets are valid for July 13, 20, 27 and August 10, 17, 24, 31. Dinner is valid until 30 December 2013. Dinner reservation must be booked from two months in advance to secure the matinée performance date.

Value: Priceless Opening Bid: $750 Minimum Bid increase: $100 40

Value: Priceless Opening Bid: $300 Minimum Bid increase: $50



Carla Zampatti $1,000 Gift Voucher

Clarendon Hills Winery – Six Fine Reds

Australian fashion designer, Carla Zampatti, has over 40 years experience in designer fashion. Tonight you have the opportunity to support Opera Australia and bid for a $1,000 gift voucher to spend at Carla Zampatti boutique stores.

The darling of American collectors, we have six McClarenvale highly valued reds from the Clarendon Hills winery available tonight. Clarendon Hills is a small family run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by Roman Bratasiuk in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exceptional wine. Huon Hooke has generously supplied these six fine reds in support of Opera Australia.

Valid until 4 November 2013 at Carla Zampatti NSW stores – Double Bay, Chatswood, Mosman, Sydney (Elizabeth Street) or Sydney (Westfield).

2008 Liandra Syrah 2008 Moritz Syrah 2008 Bakers Gully Syrah 2007 Piggott Range Syrah 2008 Roma's Grenache 2008 Kangarilla Grenache Value: $1,000 Opening Bid: $500 Minimum Bid increase: $100

Value: $700 Opening Bid: $350 Minimum Bid increase: $50 41



Paspaley Pearl Discovery Event

Photo shoot on the set of South Pacific

Paspaley, internationally recognised as the world’s leading Australian South Sea pearl producer, is delighted to invite ten guests to an exclusive ‘Pearl Discovery’ at the Paspaley flagship boutique in Martin Place, Sydney.

You and a friend will have a once-ina-life opportunity to step onto the Sydney Opera House stage, on the set of a Broadway production and into the world of South Pacific.

Join Paspaley for champagne and canapés while you enjoy a lighthearted and interactive insight into the fascinating and beautiful world of Australian South Sea pearls. You will also have the opportunity to indulge in a rare chance to taste the ‘Pearl Meat’, an exquisite and highly sought after delicacy. The Paspaley Pearl Discovery includes a fully hosted two-hour event (at a mutually agreed time) serving champagne, canapés (including pearl meat canapés) and a gift bag for each guest. Valid until 4 May 2014.

Value: Priceless Opening Bid: $750 Minimum Bid increase: $100 42

Visit Opera Australia’s headquarters in Surry Hills to go behind-thescenes for a private tour and meet the experienced wardrobe staff for measurements and costume selection. Meet the photographer, Naomi Hamilton, and days later you will receive a framed photograph and CD as a keepsake to capture the moments of your ‘enchanting evening’ forever. After being on stage, watch the production come to life with two A-Reserve tickets for that evening’s performance. Please note: This experience is valid for two people, including children aged between 5 – 13 years old. Subject to availability of South Pacific cast costumes and production schedule. Hairstyling and makeup is optional. On set photo shoot is to be scheduled during the day between 19 September and 1 November 2013 on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, and is subject to Naomi Hamilton’s availability. Framed 8 x 12 inch colour photograph and CD of images included. Travel is not included and is the successful bidder’s responsibility.

Value: Priceless Opening Bid: $500 Minimum Bid increase: $100



Fine Wine and Wine Storage

Melbourne Luxury Arts Weekend

Kay Brothers Amery is the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in original family hands. They are highly respected for traditional winemaking using grapes from their 22 hectare Amery Vineyard. Colin Kay’s winemaking philosophy is to make rich full-bodied fruit-driven wines.

Your haven awaits at five star The Langham, Melbourne with an overnight stay for two in a Grand River Room complete with valet parking. Enjoy the Langham Club Lounge and make the most of this envious location. Dine out in style at The Deck Restaurant in the heart of Southbank and attend both an Opera Australia Melbourne mainstage performance and a Melbourne Theatre Company production.

The Hillside Shiraz is crafted from the new Block 6 and Block 4 vineyard – where the cuttings for this wine are sourced from our original Block 6 Shiraz planted in 1892. This six pack comprises 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 vintages. Start your wine collection with this fine selection. This prize also includes a year’s specialist storage in perfect conditions for up to fifty cases. Winevault’s full concierge service helps you securely manage your cellar holdings and will catalogue your collection which you can add to at any time. You will also have access to wine auctions and exclusive events. Perfect for the overflowing home cellar or wine connoisseur.

Includes: • Lunch or Dinner for two at The Deck Restaurant to the value of $250. Valid until 31 December, 2014

• Two A reserve tickets to a mainstage performance of your choice in Opera Australia’s Melbourne 2014 season. Valid until 31 July, 2014

• Two Premium Reserve tickets to any production in the MTC 2014 Season. Subject to availability. Excludes Previews, Opening Nights, co-productions and performances by third parties.

• 2 nights accommodation for two at The Langham. Melbourne. Valid until 31 May 2014. Accommodation excludes special event periods and tickets and accommodation can be redeemed at separately.

Value: $2,300 Opening Bid: $1,150 Minimum Bid increase: $100

Value: $1,900 Opening Bid: $950 Minimum Bid increase: $100 43



Italian MZ Capsule Machine including 150 capsules

Jenolan Caves Two-Night Escape

As a supporter of Opera Australia’s Dinner on the Dock 2013 and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2013, Segafredo Zanetti Australia is offering guests an opportunity to take home their latest coffee capsule machine – the Segafredo MZ coffee system.

Escape from city life with this dinner, bed and breakfast package at Jenolan Caves, hidden in the Blue Mountains.

Made in Italy, it uses the Segafredo Zanetti Coffee System that is known for its quality, professionalism and convenience. Complete with 150 coffee capsules and compact in size, you can now enjoy a great tasting espresso at home, at the touch of a button

Two people will stay two nights in a Grand Classic Superior Room at the Heritagelisted Caves House, enjoy a three-course al-la-carte dinner each evening, and a hot country breakfast each morning. Be treated to a special performance in a cave with tickets to the Cathedral Cavern Concert, with a private inspection of the secret Cave Wine Cellar to select a bottle to accompany dinner. To complete your experience, you will witness one of the finest and oldest cave systems in the world and their underground rivers and amazing formations with your ‘Jewels of Jenolan’ pass for two. Valid until 31 March 2014. Subject to availability. Excludes Special Event weekends. Bottle of wine is to the value of $130.

Value: $650 Opening Bid: $325 Minimum Bid increase: $50 44

Value: $1,200 Opening Bid: $600 Minimum Bid increase: $100

Important Australian Art from the Collection of Reg Grundy AC OBE and Joy Chambers Grundy Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 7pm Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney Sydney Viewing Overseas Passenger Terminal 21 – 25 June, 10am to 5pm 26 June, 10am to 1pm Enquiries +61 (0) 2 8412 2222

John Brack The Jockey and his Wife 1953 oil on canvas 45.7 x 66cm $600,000 – 800,000 View the catalogue online from 6 May -


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There are five levels of support within our annual program of giving : • Patron $1,500 • Benefactor Patron $3,000 • Governor Patron $6,000 • Sponsor Patron $12,000 Opera begins with you, and in the hearts and imaginations of the 550,000 people we perform to each year, along with our growing broadcast audience. With your support and the dedication of the thousands of Australian artists and artisans we work with, we will deliver great opera for everyone, be it on stage at a State Theatre, on Sydney Harbour or in a school gymnasium in outback Australia. Box office revenue only covers a portion of our costs. So if opera moves you, please consider joining our Patron Program and let us provide you with a more intimate connection with your national opera company. Your patronage helps us: • Continue to present excellent opera by nurturing artists and artisans of the highest calibre • Perform year-round with major seasons in Sydney and Melbourne • Inspire new opera audiences through our schools and regional touring, bringing opera to the lives of more than 70,000 children in regional and metropolitan Victoria and New South Wales each year. • Work with local, state-based and international artists and companies

• Ambassador Patron $20,000+ As a Sponsor or Ambassador Patron you have the opportunity to sponsor an Artist and enjoy exclusive engagement with him/ her. Donations to Opera Australia through the Patron Program are fully tax deductible. In addition to acknowledgement of your support in our programs, Patron banner and Annual Report, as a Patron you will have the opportunity to: • Attend dress rehearsals throughout the year • Access a personalised ticketing service with our Patron Manager • Exchange tickets up to 24 hours before a performance and between any production • Attend insight evenings, lectures and other behind-the-scenes special events • Access the Qantas Opera Lounge for interval drinks For more information, please contact Ailsa Eckel, Patrons Manager, Sydney, on 02 9318 8333.


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Acqua Panna Aqua Dining Group 02 9964 9998 ARIA Restaurant 02 9252 2555 Australian Chamber Orchestra 1800 444 444 Australian Museum 02 9320 6000 Australian Women's Weekly Cookbooks 02 9282 8618

De Bortoli Wines 02 6966 0100 Ducati Australia & New Zealand EstĂˆe Lauder Companies 02 9381 1200 Fourth Wall Events 02 8093 1600 Grand Pacific Group 02 9283 7279 Guillaume at Bennelong 02 9241 1999

Bell Shakespeare 02 8298 9000

Henry Bucks of Collins Street 02 9232 4255

Buon Ricordo 02 9360 6729

Huon Hooke

Carla Zampatti 02 9260 9700 Clifford Wallace Hospitality Personnel 02 9267 9933


Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust 1300 76 3311 Kay Brothers 08 8323 8201 Langton's Fine Wine Auctions 02 9557 9100

Leona Edmiston 02 9331 7177

Pilu at Freshwater 02 9938 3331

Lucio's italian restaurant 02 9380 5996

Pinetrees Lodge 02 9262 6585

Melbourne Theatre Company 03 8688 0900

Public Dining Room 02 9968 4880

MOR 03 9600 4599

Qantas Airways 02 9699 1099

Naomi Hamilton Photography 0419 245 350

Renaissance Tours 1300 727 095

Opera Australia 02 9699 1099

Robert oatley vineyards 1800 OATLEY (628 639)

Ormeggio at the Spit 02 9969 4088

Rockford Wines 08 8563 2720

Otto Restaurant 02 9368 7488

S.Pellegrino 03 9560 4011

Pages Event Hire 02 9533 9400

SakÉ restaurant and bar 02 9259 5656

Paspaley Pearls 02 9775 1024

Segafredo Zanetti Australia 1300 660 976

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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay 02 9252 4600 Steve Costi Seafoods 02 9958 0974 Sydney Theatre Company 02 9250 1777 The Australian Ballet 03 9669 2700 The Bather's Pavilion 02 9969 5050 The Deck Restaurant 03 9699 9544 The Langham Melbourne 03 8696 8888 The Song Company 02 8272 9500 Turpentine Tree 02 4567 7230 Tyrrell's Wines 1800 045 501 Winevault 02 9460 6674



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OPERA AUSTRALIA ACN 000 755 153 ABN 26 000 755 153 The liability of the members of Opera Australia is limited. Incorporated in New South Wales in 1970, Opera Australia is an authority holder under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991. SYDNEY OFFICE The Opera Centre 480 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Sydney Postal Address: PO Box 291, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012 Telephone: (02) 9699 1099 Fax: (02) 9699 3184 MELBOURNE OFFICE Corner Fawkner and Fanning Streets, Southbank VIC 3006 Melbourne Postal Address: PO Box 389, South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Telephone: (03) 9685 3777 Fax: (03) 9686 1441 Auditors Ernst & Young Bankers Commonwealth Bank of Australia Solicitors Gilbert + Tobin

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