Gippsland Opera proudly present
Opera By The Lakes
Sunday, March 19th 2017 gates open at 12 noon
Car park opens at 11am
Access at 12 noon is from the Gate House at Nyerimilang, tickets are essential to gain entry.
1pm Official Opening by
Graeme Baxter Regional Director Parks Victoria Eastern Region
1.pm Welcome by Andrea & Keith Ford Gippsland Opera
Performance commences straight after opening.
Nyerimilang Hertiage Park stunning venue, with glorious views
of the East Gippsland Lakes. Glorious voices, beautiful music
SOLD OUT !!!!
TICKETED EVENT NONE AT THE GATE
2016 link to utube Opera By The Lakes
March 19th 2017 O.B.T.L.
Gippsland Opera are proud to announce
Featured Artist: Silvie Paladino
Silvie Paladino has established herself as one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers.
During 1989, Silvie was offered the role of Eponine in Les Miserables, an exciting opportunity for an eighteen year old. She continued performing the role for a further twelve months touring Australia and New Zealand to critical acclaim. She received the same recognition in 1992 when she accepted an invitation to perform the role of Eponine on the West End in the London production of Les Miserables. In 1997, Silvie was invited to return to London where she performed the role of Fantine in Les Miserables for a successful two-year season.
Silvie’s other Australasian credits include her one-woman show Silvie Paladino Sings Streisand (Green Room Award nomination), the role of Jeannie in Hair, Grizabella in the Australian and Asian tour of Cats, Ellen in Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian premiere of Miss Saigon, Donna in the smash hit Mamma Mia!, Rita in the world premiere of Sideshow Alley and, for The Production Company, The King And I and Florence in Chess (Green Room Award and Helpmann Award nomination) and Clara in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.
Apart from her theatrical credits, she is well known to Australian audiences through her regular television appearances including Carols by Candlelight for the Nine Network.
We are pleased to announce that we have also secured
Bass Baritone JEREMY KLEEMAN Vic Opera and Opera Australia star
with a voice the critics say is like 'Rich Dark Chocolate'
Jeremy has just been nominated for a Helpmann Award for
Vic Opera's Voyage to the Moon
Performing in South Australia's Opera Company in Tim Winton's 'Cloud Street'
Opera Australia Marriage of Figaro playing the title role of Figaro
Critics say he is charismatic singer and performer, Mr Personality
Along with Jeremy Kleeman we have
Coloratura Soprano: Georgia Wilkinson with the voice that soars like an angel
Georgia was accepted into Italy's opera schools and made her
debut in International Opera in Germany playing the lead
role in Mozart's Magic Flute.
Georgia last Christmas at the Sydney Bowl was announced as one of
eight of the most promising young opera singers in Australia.
Georgia is also singing duets with David Hobson 'From Bach to Bing'
This young singer is certainly going places.
Coloratura Soprano: Georgia Wilkinson
Opera Scholars of Australia semi finalists
our very own East Gippsland singers Madelene Crombie and Shakira Dugan
BREAKING NEWS just announced the winner of Opera Scholars 2017
is Soprano Madelene Crombie from Metung.
plus winner 2016 Opera Scholars Stephen Marsh
Shakira Dugan back stage Melb Opera Madelene Crombie & Stephen Marsh
Another coup the award winning popular addition ll Davo the 5 guys Opera group from SUITS
Make no mistake. although they are huge fun, and the audience LOVE THEM,
most of these guys are also professional opera singers
This is going to be our best Opera By The Lakes yet with a star studded line up
SOLD OUT NO TICKETS AT THE GATE
TICKETED EVENT BRING YOUR TICKET WITH YOU
FORECAST IS FOR HOT DAY, IF SO BRING HAT,
SUNCREAM, BOTTLE OF WATER AND PONCHO
FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR EVENT.
Car Park opens at 11am
East Gippsland Brass Band playing, coffee, ice cream truck,
Bower Birds Boxed lunch collection point.
Step back in time when.....
The original owners of Nyerimilang 1891 Martha and Frank Stuart and servants
greet you in the dress of the day
Nyerimilang Heritage Park.
Gates open at 12 noon. Ticketed event.
Performance begins at 1.15pm
East Gippsland Symphonia 30 pce strong orchestra playing from noon to l.pm
whilst you munch that boxed delicious lunch with profits going to
Bairnsdale Regional Health Services
Lightfoot Wines will be available to purchase from Friends of Nyerimilang.
Thank you to the Local business's who help supply contents of those boxed lunches:
Picnic Point Farm (Apples) Mmmm Truffles (Chocolates) Long Paddock (Cupcakes)
Afternoon teas available from Red Cross/ Tea and coffee available to purchase
at any time during the day.
TICKETS: Available at our ticket outlets listed below.
Just Books (next to Paper Chase café) 166 Main St Bairnsdale (Cash only)
Just Books 563 The Esplanade Lakes Entrance (Cash Only)
The easiest method without you leaving home if you have a credit card
Ring Gippsland Opera Box Office Andrea Ford on 0409771526
or Keith Ford on 0409771513
pay by credit card and have tickets posted out to you.
Gippsland Opera accept Visa or Mastercard
If paying by cheque make cheque out to Gippsland Opera & post to
P.O. Box 1728 Bairnsdale 3875
Booking Office & Information: Andrea Ford: 0409771526 or 5152.7155
In the envelope will be the order form for the boxed lunches, choose what you would like
and take it to Bairnsdale Information Centre to pay and receive your lunch voucher
which you redeem on the day outside the gate before walking in. Remember you must
FIRST purchase your ticket.
Delicious Boxed lunches pre ordered from Bairnsdale Information Centre (profit to B.R.H.S.)
Carmen's Wine Bar
La Boheme Café (profit to Red Cross)
Don Giovanni Picnic Lawn if bringing your own picnic
Performance takes place at the beautiful natural amphitheatre at Nyerimilang
With chairs in place.
Further information Artistic Director: Andrea Ford 0409771526
Children: $20 under 16
Group Bookings: 10 or more are all at concession price $60 each
Its an event where you can come comfortably by yourself, or with a group
End of the event day, gate to top end of car park for pedestrians will be opened,
as well as the bottom end of car park so you can access your cars.
Gate House is another pedestrian exit. Take your time on entry and exit, there is no
Do you require accommodation? www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au
Information in details will be in your envelope
Can I get a refund? No refunds. If Nyerimilang is closed by Parks Vic for extreme weather
then the event is still held on that day, with same performers, chairs still supplied
at Presentation Hall, Nagle College 20 Bairnsdale Dargo Rd., Bairnsdale
Information will be relayed by electronic signs or this web site
OR ABC radio or local RegFM or ring Information Centre Bairnsdale
5152 3444 - but unlike many outdoor events we do have a PLAN B
It is important to fill in your booking form with all your details this will not be given to
any other organisation, it is only for Gippsland Opera, you will not be contacted even for Gippsland Opera events, if you tell us that. Your privacy is always foremost.