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28 April 2024, 2pm to 4pm

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

Starring Headline Soprano 

“Australia’s Songbird” - Denis Walter, 3AW 

“She’s a phenomenon” - John Stanley, 2GB

“De Muze van André Rieu” - de Telegraaf, The Netherlands

“A once in a  generation voice” - David Prior, ABC

“A Spellbinding Talent” - The Border Mail, Australia 

"Looks like an angel and sings like an angel" - Reading Eagle, USA



Sunday 28 April, 2024

2pm to 4pm

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Ticket Prices

Early Bird - to 29 February 2024

Adults - $65

Concession - $60

General Release

Adults - $75

Concession - $70

Students - $25   

Groups of 10 - $60 Adult

Enjoy an afternoon of alfresco opera and broadway hits in the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Gardens.

Known to millions around the world as the "Angel of Australia", we are delighted to announce that next year's headline act for Opera in the Gardens 2024 will be international Soprano sensation "Mirusia." 


Named Australia's #1 Classical/Crossover artist for 2022, "Mirusia" is known to millions worldwide as the 'Angel of Australia' - the name the famous Dutch violinist André Rieu gave to her. Now, in 2024, the international Soprano, affectionately dubbed "Australia's Songbird", will give a powerhouse performance of Opera, Operetta and Broadway favourites featuring songs and arias from her new album, "Classique" which will be released in February 2024. 


The concert also features songs from Magic Flute, Tales of Hoffman, Pearl Fishers, La Traviata, Carmen, The Merry Widow, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and Pirates of Penzance and much more...


Mirusia will be joined on stage by powerhouse performer Queensland Baritone Lionel Theunissen, Mezzo-Soprano Diva Kathryn Bradbury and out the cast will be guest performer and former Ten Tenor Roger Davy. The performance will be accompanied by live string players, Violin, and Cello, with Pianist extraordinaire Matt Rolf, MD, as our official accompanist. Back by popular demand, the show will again feature Rhonda Davidson-Irwin & Viva La Musica Voices and Children's Choir.

Food and Drinks

We are pleased to partner with Entice Me Catering to offer gourmet hampers available for purchase and pick up at the event. Take the stress out of your afternoon tea picnic and order a delicious, fresh hamper with cutlery sets when you book your ticket. Opera in the Gardens is a BYO drinks event. Plastic glasses only. Coffee will be available for purchase.

Individual Cheese Box  - $25

Mini bougie local cheese brie, king island tasty, dried cranberries, crackers, grapes, strawberries V,NF,H


Share Cheese Box (serves 2-3) - $45

Selection of gourmet local + imported cheese brie, king island tasty, creamed blue, red pepper, dried fruit, nuts, house relish, grapes, strawberries, gourmet crackers, bread sticks V,H


Individual Charcuterie Box - $25

A delicious selection of bambini roll, crackers, cured salami, ham, pastrami, house dip , local brie, olives, crackers and dried fruit V,NF

Share Charcuterie Box (serves 2-3) - $45

Fine selection cured salami, smoked ham, pastrami, pickled veg, soft brie, house dip, whipped thyme fetta, olives, artisan bread, crackers ,lavosh, dried fruits, fresh fruit   NF


Individual Vegan & Gluten Free Box - $25

Mini gorgeous snack house made vegan dip, olives, cherry tomato, pickled veg, dried fruit, crackers (gf), grapes, strawberries V,VG,NF,H

  • Parking
    *Improved Parking and Access in 2024* Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is likely to experience traffic congestion. We highly recommend avoiding this by catching public transport, private transport or following parking instructions closely. Public Transport Parking There are three carparks close to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Carpark is located at the entrance to the gardens. This carpark is often full due to the public accessing the gardens. The Ada Street Carpark is located directly across from the entrance to the Gardens. This carpark also fills up quickly, The Legacy Way Carpark is located 1.3 kilometers up Mount Coot-tha Road and Scenic Drive. This parking area was used during Legacy Way construction. The 2 shuttle services operated by Rotary will run in a continuous loop and bring patrons to the gate of the event. (Legacy Way Carpark located 1.3km further up the road) Complimentary Shuttle Bus Two complimentary shuttle buses operate around the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. The pre-performance shuttle buses commence at 12pm and run on continuous loops. The post-performance bus commences at 4pm. Both shuttle buses follow the same route: Pre-performance Stop 1 - Legacy Way Carpark Stop 2 - Information Centre Stop 3 - Event Gate Post-performance Stop 1 - Event Gate Stop 2 - Legacy Way Carpark Stop 3 - Information Centre
  • Refund or replacement tickets
    Replacement tickets may be issued at no extra charge. Refund of ticket due to change in personal circumstances not less than 72 hours prior to the event will be considered less any administration charges. Non attendance at the event will not entitle a ticket holder to a refund.
  • Accessibility
    Seating There is no designated seating at Opera in the Gardens. If you require wheelchair or other access, please contact us for more information so we can provide personalised information for your circumstances. Walking Distances If you have difficulties with walking distances or uphill, we recommend catching one of our shuttle buses. The bandstand is at the rear of the gardens and requires a walk up an incline.
  • Venue
    Opera in the Gardens is held at the outdoor bandstand in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Map Please note that the gardens are also open to the public during the event.
  • Dress code
    There is no dress code for Opera in The Gardens. As this is an outdoor event and you will be sitting on the grass it most important that you should dress comfortably and for all weather conditions.
  • Ticket enquiries
    Contact Opera in the Gardens Chair on 0417 852 096 or email
  • BYO
    Opera in the Gardens is a BYO event. Plastic glasses only.
  • Cancelled event
    If the event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the organising committee the event may either be rescheduled or refund of ticket price less any unrecoverable expenses will be offered.
  • Seating
    There is no seating at Opera in the Gardens. We ask that patrons try to bring low or regular back chairs only, rather than high back chairs that may block other patron's view.
  • Charity beneficiaries
    ROTARY CLUB OF BROOKFIELD Brookfield Rotary is involved in a range of projects in the local community as well as supporting the national and international projects of Rotary International. ​ Recent fundraising activities by the Rotary Club of Brookfield have supported the following charities: The McIntyre Centre, Salvation Army, Alzheimer’s Australia, The MS Society of Queensland, Brisbane Legacy, The Bellbowrie Girl Guides, The Bellbowrie Sports and Recreation club and The Pyjama Foundation. ROTARY CLUB OF KARANA BELLBOWRIE ​ Karana Bellbowrie Rotary is a group of volunteers from the local community whose members are proud to serve their community, as well as broader Australian and international projects. The funds raised from the Opera in the Gardens are put towards a number of the Club’s projects. We currently have a focus on domestic violence, supporting education and prevention, and assistance for the victims and their families. We also support a number of programmes for young people, including the RYDA road safety awareness programme, creative writing competitions and artist in residence programme in local primary schools, and the National Youth Science Forum for students entering year 12. Internationally we support Shelterbox and Rotary’s End Polio Now programme. ​ ​​ ROTARY CLUB OF TOOWONG ​ The Rotary Club of Toowong consists of over 40 members, who all wish to contribute to supporting community service locally, nationally and internationally. ​ Toowong Rotary raises funds to support a wide range of local youth projects including The Disadvantaged Youth Film Festival and scholarships. ROMAC- Rotary Oceania Medical Assistance bringing patients from the Pacific countries to Australia for treatment. Feros Award assisting medical students-doctors and aboriginal nurses gain experience in remote locations and supporting aid to disasters in our region. ​ ​ DRUG ARM ​ Drug ARM is a not-for-profit organisation that reaches out and reduces harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. ​ The money raised from the Opera in the Gardens will go towards the Street Outreach Service that provides a vital outreach of care and compassion to the young people who are at risk of homelessness, currently homeless or otherwise disadvantaged. ​ The Drug ARM vans patrol Brisbane each day and night and provide stability and comfort to those who access these services.
  • Wet weather
    Opera in the Gardens is an all weather and open air event. Opera in the Gardens committee is committed to proceeding with the performance even in doubtful weather conditions. The performance will proceed if there are light, intermittent showers. We therefore recommend that guests bring warm and rainproof clothing. Please note that although umbrellas can be brought to the site, out of consideration for other members of the audience, they cannot be used during the performance. The performance will only be cancelled if the weather poses a threat to the safety of performers or the audience. Cancellation will occur in the event of heavy rain and strong winds as the comfort and safety of the audience and performers are paramount. The event may be cancelled at 10.00am if the Bureau of Meteorology advises that extreme conditions will prevail. The performance may also be cancelled even after the show has commenced.
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