Opera Australia will perform at Ulu ru for the very first time in November, the company teaming up with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia to bring some of its star performers – including soprano Lorina Gore and tenor Diego Torre – to the heart of Australia for a one-off concert.

Against the backdrop of Ulu ru-Kata Tju ta National Park and Bruce Munro’s installation Field of Light Ulu ru, sopranos Lorina Gore, Natalie Aroyan, mezzo-soprano Angela Hogan, tenor Diego Torre and baritone Haotian Qi will join a chamber orchestra conducted by Tahu Matheson to perform a concert of opera’s most popular songs, arias and duets as the sun sets.

Opera Australia, Uluru Soprano Lorina Gore at Ulu ru. Photo supplied

“It’s so exciting,” Gore told  Limelight, having seen Ulu ru for the first time this year when she went there for a photo shoot ahead of the concert. “It’s just really breath-taking – the natural beauty of that place – and obviously it’s a very important spiritual landmark for the Indigenous community there.”

“There’s a lot of flies during the day, but it’s amazing because as soon as the sun goes down they all disappear and it’s really quiet,” she says. “It’s like this feeling...