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Gippsland Opera

proudly present

Opera By The Lakes @ Nyerimilang Heritage Park

now in its 5th year


Sunday March 18th 2018 Gates Open at 12 noon

tickets essential

Official opening 1.15pm 

 Performance 1.30pm







                                  OPERA BY THE LAKES

       Nyerimilang Heritage Park National Park 200 ha set on a cliff top

              providing  the best views over the Gippsland Lakes anywhere

          Heritage Homestead, rose gardens, native plants,birds

         Perfect place to hold


                Sunday, March 18th 2018 gates open 12 noon

       Official Opening: 1.15pm with Parks Victoria

Performance immediately afterwards


                       International Opera singing sensation  tenor 

                          TENOR  SHANUL SHARMA





                                          Tenor  Shanul Sharma

Shanul is being heralded as the international singing sensation. Shanul is currently back in Milan Opera House, he arrives back in Australia to continue with a whirl wind program, and of course singing once again at his favourite event O.B.T.L. Shanul is the winner of the Rossini Award for Opera one of the most prestigious awards granted. With an outstanding voice, the ability to sing notes that soar higher then the eagles, it the audience will be blown away by this amazing tenor.




Opera Australia Soprano Olivia Cranwell

Oliva's first time at O.B.T.L. having wond many awards including 2nd prize for 2017 Sun Aria Competition. Oliva is busy with Opera Australia, and in fact leaves O.B.T.L. to fly back to Sydney for Opera Australia the same day.   Thank you for Olivia for performing for us in a very busy schedule.


(Photo courtsey Advertiser O.B.T.L. 2017) 

 Vic Opera Jeremy Kleeman is the star of Vic Opera's up and coming William Tell the Opera, alongside Teddy Tahu Rhodes this year. Currently for Vic Opera Jeremy is 'Albert' in the Magic Pudding. Jeremy drives down the morning of O.B.T.L. because he will be on stage in Melbourne the night before singing in Vic Opera's  magical 'Magic Pudding'



(photo O.B.T.L. 2017 courtsey Advertiser E.Gippsland)

      International Colorturo Soprano Georgia Wilkinson

'The voice' who has been singing duets with Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and has just completed a regional & Melbourne tour singing duets with David Hobson Beginning of this year Georgia is in New York. March Georgia is also in the cast of Vic Opera's Magic Pudding as the cockatoo, and is coming down for O.B.T.L with Jeremy on the day. April will see Georgia performing duets with Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Syndey. May she is touring China as the featured artists in a Prince and a Princess. This will be Georgia's 4th O.B.T.L. and like the other singers it is now a tradition that they love.



Soprano Madeleine Crombie

      Opera Scholar Australia of the year 2017 Madeleine Crombie.

is in great demand and performing all over Victoria.

Madeleine's family come from Metung and has been with O.B.T.L.

since its  inception and a very popular member of the team.


Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Victoria. Are sending down five outstanding stars of Pirates for a fun filled segment in the first and second halve of O.B.T.L. 

We will all be singing the chorus with our song sheets in hand

of those well loved Pirates of Penzance songs and our voice will fill

every corner of East Gippsland, with those fun rollicking numbers

like 'With Cat Like Tread' 'Modern Major General'


       Accompanied by Sue Goessling (Opera Australia)


(photo O.B.T.L. opening 2017 Advertiser)

(photo 0.b   We have it all wrapped up in a beautiful package for you March 18th with Opera Arias, Music Theatre, G&S, Boxed lunches, Afternoon teas, Light foot wine, views of the Lakes to take your breath away. It will fill your heart with the joy of music and laughter. Do not miss out, tickets are essential!




(photo Trevor D'Ambrosio/TD images)


      BOX OFFICE  0409771526 or 0409771513 OPEN 7 days


      Credit Card Bookings - tickets posted out to you.

                             ( bank credit card charges 50cents per ticket plus  $1 stamp )

                    CASH SALES: Just Books Main  Street   Bairnsdale.  OR

                                         Just Books Lakes Entrance OR.....

                                         BOX OFFICE 0409771526



          ADULTS: 65 SENIOR: $60 CONCESSION:$55

                          CHILD 5 -16 $20   



   Our 5th year of Opera By The Lakes @ Nyerimilang Heritage Park

   one of the most popular events on the Gippsland calender

   Information sheet is on this Gippsland Opera web site



   Contact Andrea Ford for further information, phone or email

     Artistic Director Gippsland Opera 0409771526

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Do order a delicious,  boxed lunch with profit going to B.R.H.S !!!

menu will be posted out to you with your tickets.


Do you require accommodation ?  Contact Bairnsdale Information Centre:

        5152 3444 They can provide all information and book it for you.


 East Gippsland is the food bowl of Victoria, natually we have lots of

 wonderful restaurants for the best meals you have ever tasted

 Information Centre can also provide you with that information!