Art deco opera strikes a dif­fer­ent tenor

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ALL THE CLAS­SICS: Get ready for an opera house en­vi­ron­ment at Monto Com­mu­nity Hall.

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