Opera: 11 February

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Under the artistic direction of award-winning, world-renowned soprano, cabaret artist, producer and creator Ali McGregor, this year’s The Classics: Opera on the Silver Screen will showcase some of the most famous and beautiful operatic arias from pivotal cinematic scenes performed by a cast of six Australian opera singers Kathryn Radcliffe, Karen Van Spall, James Egglestone, Daniel Szesiong Todd, Raphael Wong and Antoinette Halloran, accompanied by a twelve-piece chamber Orchestra and led by maestra Phoebe Briggs.

The City of Stonnington is ecstatic to have Ali McGregor’s artistic directorship for The Classics: Opera on the Silver Screen. This concert is sure to create a beautiful experience for those unfamiliar with on-stage opera and regular opera-goers alike to relive some of the most famous and beautiful operatic arias from iconic cinematic scenes.

Event Highlights

  • Saturday 11 February 2023
  • Victoria Gardens, 361 High Street, Prahran 3181
  • FREE Event
  • Concert from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Artistic Director Ali McGregor
  • Featuring Kathryn Radcliffe, Karen Van Spall, James Egglestone, Daniel Szesiong Todd, Raphael Wong and Antoinette Halloran accompanied by a 12-piece Chamber Orchestra led by maestra Phoebe Briggs

Alongside the performances, enjoy a delicious selection of boutique food and drink options on offer at each concert.

So, pack your picnic rug and bring your family and friends for an unforgettable evening of a free classical music concert in our gorgeous park under the summer stars.

For information and FAQs, please visit The Classics webpage.

Special thank you to our marketing partner Kay & Burton.

About the event

Getting there

We are proud to promote The Classics as an environmentally low-impact event. We encourage attendees to be environmentally conscious when making travel arrangements.


There is limited parking available in the surrounding streets at Victoria Gardens. As such, we strongly recommend walking, riding, or using public transport. If you choose to drive, please allow plenty of time to find a parking space.


Victoria Gardens - Victoria Gardens is located on High Street in Prahran (just west of the corner of Williams Road).

If travelling by public transport use tram route 6 (High Street) or bus route 603 (Williams Road).


You can plan your public transport journey at PTV Journey Planner.


Alongside the performances, enjoy a delicious selection of boutique food and drink options on offer at The Classics.

In 2023, we'll be supporting you to enjoy your experience in a sustainable fashion. From your picnic pack-ups and waste disposal to your travel choices.

Food trucks
There will be a selection of savoury and sweet food and drink offerings.

Or bring your reusable plate, bowl, cutlery, and cup, to enjoy a waste-free feast from our select range of food trucks at each event.

Make sure your hamper is stocked with reusable cutlery, crockery, straws, and cups straight from your kitchen cupboards.

Along with your hamper, bring your picnic rugs, cushions, hats, sunscreen, cloth bags, and other sustainable picnic items so you can comfortably enjoy the events.

There will be both general waste and recycling bins in various locations around the park. Look out for the City of Stonnington Waste Stations, where council staff will be available to assist you in sorting your waste into recycling, landfill, organic and e-waste bins.

Water stations
There will be water bottle refill stations at all our events, so be sure to bring your reusable water bottle.

Alcohol purchase and consumption
Alcohol will not be available to purchase at the event.

If you choose to bring your own alcohol, please note that these are free family events, and we encourage responsible drinking. People bringing their own alcohol will be monitored by security.

Single-use plastics ban
Say no to single-use plastic items and get ahead of the State's plastics ban.

Find out more about the Victorian Government's Single-use Plastics Ban, how we're taking a lead with our own Plastic Free Policy and how you can replace single-use plastic waste with reusable alternatives at plastic free Stonnington.

Can I set up a stall or sell at the event?
Neither stallholders nor hawkers are permitted at the event. If you are interested in having a stall at any future Council events, please register your interest on the website. Stallholders are engaged approximately three months prior to each event.

About Victoria Gardens


Victoria Gardens are nestled between High and Murray streets in Prahran. Set over two hectares, the gardens are a green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

First purchased by the then Prahran Council in 1884, the Gardens were formally opened in 1885 by Lady Lock (wife of the then Governor of what was the British Colony of Victoria).

Victoria Gardens were designed by landscaper William Sangter (best known for this work at Como House, Rippon Lea and the Daylesford Botanic Gardens). 

Some 135 years on Victoria Gardens stand as testament to the ongoing commitment of the local community and Council to enhance and maintain the social and historical significance of these beautiful gardens.

For more information, visit our Victorian Gardens webpage.



  • Saturday, 11 February 2023 | 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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