Opera a real treat
Opera in the Convent Garden proved to be a popular event among Tatura residents.
More than 200 people filled the garden on Sunday afternoon when they were treated to a number of performances from special guest singers from Opera Australia.
Kindred Spirits’ event organiser Sue Mancini said she was thrilled to see the fundraising event had drawn such a crowd.
‘‘Kindred Spirits does an annual fundraiser, so this year we decided to do something different and I can see with the popularity that it will be happening again,’’ she said.
Ms Mancini said the funds raised from the day would go towards supporting Tatura’s children in need.
‘‘We really want to fund children’s education and make sure that they are not missing out on the school camps and important educational experiences,’’ she said.
Opera Australia’s Michael Lapin˜a said he was pleased to share his gift of singing with the people of Tatura.
‘‘Myself and the colleagues that I’ve brought here withme fromOpera Australia, we have this little gift of ours— which is the singing voice— and we love sharing it with people, especially in places like Tatura where it’s not often that people get to the city and have a chance to hear opera on the grand scale, so we love bringing it out here and being a part of supporting the community.’’
Ms Mancini said it was a delight tohaveMr Lapin˜awho was also accompanied by others from Opera Australia.
‘‘This year Michael has brought two supranos with him and four of his students, so we feel very privileged to have that calibre of singing in Tatura,’’ she said.
Intimate gathering: Opera Australia’s Michael Lapin˜a singing.