Opera by the lake for lo­cals

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THE sen­sa­tional vo­cals of Opera-Q echoed across Lake Red­brook for a se­cond year as part of the an­nual Childers Fes­ti­val.

Hosts and own­ers of Lake Red­brook Holiday Re­treat Gary and Sharyn Wal­ters agreed they were ex­cited when ap­proached to host the event.

“We were thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to host the event. It’s the se­cond year the opera has par­tic­i­pated in the fes­ti­val,” Mrs Wal­ters said.

With just short of 200 pa­trons in at­ten­dance, the num­bers had in­creased from last year by al­most 50 peo­ple.

“We had plenty of pos­i­tive feed­back and vis­i­tors in­quired within min­utes of the fi­nal act if the event will be on next year,” she said.

“The lake is a per­fect lo­ca­tion and mu­si­cians and singers en­joy the unique lo­ca­tion for a per­for­mance.”

Guests were treated to the de­li­cious wines by Hill of Prom­ise, with own­ers and pro­duc­ers pro­vid­ing the per­sonal touch of class to the opera. The re­treat own­ers are renowned for host­ing tal­ented singers and mu­si­cians.

“It was only a few weeks ago when we had the ukulele club here,” Mrs Wal­ters said.

The mu­sic at­tracted in­ter­est from other holiday-mak­ers, turn­ing the re­treat into a pri­vate con­cert.

“It was a per­fect day and it was a plea­sure to host Opera-Q,” she said.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

LAKE SIDE: Lake Red­brook own­ers Sharyn and Gary Wal­ters.

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