Carmina Burana is one of the most iconic musical works of all time. With the full State Opera Chorus and the ASO, this one night only spectacular is un-missable.

Carmina Burana

By Carl Orff

The most popular work of the 20th Century, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is a powerful pagan musical offering that celebrates nature, fortune, love, lust, and drinking.

Based on a collection of medieval texts, it is an epic work for mass choir, orchestra, and soloists. From its opening chorus O Fortuna, the raw, bold power of the music captivates and exalts, making it one of the most iconic scores in popular culture. Starring Desiree Frahn, Paul McMahon, and Samuel Dale Johnson, with the full State Opera Chorus, Young Adelaide Voices, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey. This choral spectacular will be a night to remember.

Following a sell-out performance of Carmen in the Square in 2019, State Opera presents Carmina Burana at Memorial Drive Park for one extraordinary night. Platinum ticket and hospitality packages are now available.

Conductor Benjamin Northey

Baritone Samuel Dale Johnson 
Soprano Desiree Frahn 
Tenor Paul McMahon

With State Opera Chorus, Young Adelaide Voices and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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27 Mar 2020

Duration 1hr 5mins


Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 7:30PM


Memorial Drive Park



Adult $250.00


Adult $170.00

A Reserve

Adult $110.00

Concession $99.00

Under 30 $30.00

B Reserve

Adult $70.00

Concession $63.00

Under 30 $30.00

C Reserve

Adult $40.00

Under 30 $30.00

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Fees & Charges

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Important Information

Doors for this event open at 5:30pm

Carmina Burana is a major event and further information, including gate opening times, information about venue amenities, and any entry restrictions will be communicated on the State Opera website and directly to ticket buyers closer to the event. The safety of all patrons is our highest priority, therefore entrances to Memorial Drive will be closely monitored and bag checks will be in effect. Whilst this is an open-air concert, all seats are covered and the event will be able to proceed in inclement weather.

Concession includes

Pensioner, Senior, Fulltime Student with ID, Unemployed

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