Suc­cess at Opera in Spring­time

The Gympie Times - - NEWS OPERA IN SPRINGTIME -

LAST week­end’s Opera in Spring­time at St Peter’s Angli­can Church in Lady Mary Tce was hailed a great suc­cess, and opened the eyes of many lo­cal res­i­dents to the joys of opera.

Or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club of Gympie-Cooloola, in con­junc­tion with Opera Queens­land, the event in­cluded wine and canapes be­neath a spring sun­set.

Pro­ceeds from the event will be al­lo­cated to Ro­tary projects lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally in­clud­ing Cooinda, Lit­tle Haven, and Ro­tary Projects in Cam­bo­dia/Viet­nam and Solo­man Is­lands.

FROM LEFT: Jil­lianne Stoll pi­anist, Gay Lohse, Iain Hen­der­son, Clarissa Fo­ulcher, Natalie Christie Peluso and Ja­son Barry-Smith en­joy “tea and bikkies” at in­ter­val.

The Opera Queens­land per­form­ers.

Janelle Ten­nant and Gympie-Cooloola Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Karen Brus.

FROM LEFT: (Back) Opera Queens­land per­form­ers with their youngest fans Iain Hen­der­son, Natalie Christie Peluso, Oliver Pa­ley, Clarissa Fo­ulcher and Ja­son Barry-Smith with (front) Sooke Pa­ley and Lenni Lohse.

Madonna Hendry, Gay Lohse and Hazel Hendry en­joy a cup of team at in­ter­val.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Kathy Delisser and June Plate en­joy the event.

FROM LEFT: Natalie Christie Peluso so­prano, Iain Hen­der­son tenor, Clarissa Fo­ulcher mezzo so­prano, and Ja­son Barry-Smith bari­tone, dur­ing their up­lift­ing per­for­mance of Nes­sun Dorma.

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