Opera stars raise funds for Angel Flight
MONTO residents were thrilled at this year’s A Night with Opera Queensland.
A smaller, more intimate affair than last year’s extravaganza at Cania, the show gave the audience the chance to peek behind the curtain at the lifestyles of the performers.
The OperaQ company of Emily Burke, Victoria Lambourn, Shaun Brown, Rosario La Spina and Narelle French on piano warmed up the crowd with a tongue-in-cheek display of prima donna behaviour, playful sniping and champagne hangovers.
This segued into a performance of classic and contemporary arias from the likes of La Perichole, Carmen and The Barber of Seville.
The Monto show ran a fundraiser for the Angel Flight organisation, organised and run by Monto Magic Tourism Industry.
Angel Flight pilot David Newby gave a talk before the show about the service they provided.
“It’s great to see the turnout and raise a bit of money, as well as publicity for the work we do,” Mr Newby said.
Though exact figures are unclear, the show raised roughly $1000 through donations alone.
Monto Magic president Liz Robertson said she was pleased with the generosity of the donations.
BACKSTAGE THESPIANS: The performers from OperaQ delighted Monto with behind-the-scenes antics and classic arias.