Success at 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.
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.