While the rest of Brisbane sweats through a sweltering summer, the Underground Opera Company will be making it snow six metres underground in the historic Spring Hill Reservoir.
Carols in the Reservoir will treat guests to a magical white Christmas underground, with the help of a snow machine, extravagant Christmas trees and stunning carols performed by world class opera performers.
If you’re not familiar with the Underground Opera Company (UOC), their name is quite literal — they stage concerts underground in venues all around Australia, including working and abandoned mines, tunnels, natural caves, power stations, castles and, in the case of Carols in the Reservoir, 140-year-old water reservoirs.
UOC director and founder Bruce Edwards says Carols in the Reservoir will be a unique Christmas event.
“Carols in the Reservoir is truly an extraordinary experience,” Edwards says. “We’ll be at the beginning of a hot and humid tropical Queensland summer, six metres below Wickham Terrace, in the middle of Brisbane, listening to world class performers — while being snowed on!
“It is a captivating and festive way to celebrate the year and is a great chance to get your friends, families or colleagues together for an exciting performance.”
The repertoire is expected to include classic Christmas carols like Silent Night, Come All Ye Faithful, Away in a Manger, Ode to Joy, Oh Holy Night and the Hallelujah Chorus.
Carols in the Reservoir will run at the Spring Hill Reservoir under Wickham Terrace from 2-11 December. It’ll be preceded by November’s season of Opera in the Reservoir, which runs from 11-20 November. For more information and tickets, visit undergroundopera.com.au.