ACOCO & Pt. Leo Estate Present: The Great Beauty

An unforgettable night of art, scenery, performance, fine food and wine.

The Great Beauty

Friday 23rd February 6.00pm

A Celebratory Evening with Australian Contemporary Opera Company.

The Great Beauty at Pt. Leo Estate features an array of Australian & international artists who have left an indelible mark on the global realm of opera and classical music over the past decade. The stunning backdrop of the Mornington Peninsula’s scenery, a world-renowned sculpture collection, award-winning live performance and hospitality promises an auspicious start to a special partnership. 

From leading opera houses of the world – The Metropolitan (The Met) in New York City, the English National Opera (ENO) in London, and multiple renowned opera houses across Germany – ACOCO and The Great Beauty brings the exceptional talents of Rachelle Durkin, Christopher Tonkin, Zoe Drummond, Emily Burke, Heather Fletcher to perform alongside ACOCO Emerging Artists with special guests the Artamidae Quartet, Phillipa Safey and compere Brian Castles-Onion AM.

Not your typical opera gala, this unique concept will span from theatrical to cinematic for one night only at Pt. Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsula. Curated by Artistic Director Linda Thompson, the program showcases pieces by multiple award-winning contemporary composers: David Lang (Oscar-nominated/Pulitzer/Grammy), Elena Kats-Chernin AO (Aria/AWMA/Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards), Ellen Reid (Pulitzer), Iiro Rantala (ECHO/Pro Finlandia Medal/German Record Critics Award), Dan Lipton and Marcy Heisner with texts by Rosie Perkins, Minna Lidgren, Janis Balodis, Josep Rolnick, David Rossner, Zina Goldrich – and a ‘tribute’ piece by Ivor Novello and Australian actor/writer, Dion Titheradge.

ACOCO’s program and extraordinary line-up of international and Australian artists and musicians combined with Pt. Leo Estate’s impeccably refined gastronomy promises an unforgettable evening.


Tickets are $450 +GST and Tables of 10 $4,250 +GST

To purchase a ticket please follow the link below; for tables of 10 email our reservations team to book.


Program of Event

6.00 pm – Welcome beverages and canapés on arrival

7.00pm – Guests seated

7.15pm – First course


8.00pm – Second course


9.15pm – Dessert and coffee

11.00pm – Event concludes.

Tickets are $450 +GST and Tables of 10 $4,250 +GST

To purchase a ticket please follow the link below; for tables of 10 email our reservations team to book.

We look forward to hosting the incredible talents from the Australian Contemporary Opera Company in February at this exclusive event.