Art deco opera strikes a different tenor
THIS year, Monto’s annual Opera Queensland event is doing something different, with an art deco afternoon tea at the community hall.
Four artists from OperaQ – soprano Emily Burke, mezzo soprano Victoria Lambourn, tenor Bradley Daley and baritone Shaun Brown – will headline the event. Although Evening with OperaQ will replace the larger Opera@Cania of previous years, the scaled-down event will allow for a more intimate performance between the performers and the audience.
The artists greet and mingle with the audience on arrival before transitioning to a “rehearsal”, sharing the stories of the scenes they will perform.
From there, the stage will transform into a full production with fully-costumed opera performers.
Fans of opera will get to see classic characters up close, including Carmen, Madam Butterfly, Rigoletto and Don Giovanni.
The finale will feature the performers playing out some classic melodies, including one song unique to the community.
Tickets are $90 each at tables of eight, with money going to Angel Flight Australia.
Book online at TryBooking via www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=299568&.
For more information, phone Liz Robertson from Monto Magic Tourism on 4167 8182.
ALL THE CLASSICS: Get ready for an opera house environment at Monto Community Hall.