Welcome to Gippsland Opera
As someone who has worked in the 'business of theatre' for many years, be it on stage as singer, actor or director, or initiating and running major events, I feel it is a privilege to be able to bring to life some of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, more so if the experience is enhanced by thinking outside the square. The appetite for this passion is never really satisfied, nor should it be - art in all its forms is the one thing that is universal, it speaks all languages.
Opera By The Lakes was born in my head and heart the first time I walked into Nyerimilang Heritage Park. This canvas of natural beauty, with stunning views over the largest lakes system in the Southern hemisphere, is a jewel in the crown of East Gippsland, but at that time, not as well known as it deserved to be. Opera By The Lakes has helped turn the spotlight on Nyerimilang, and this beautiful 'lady' takes centre stage alongside some of the world's best singers. The event also involves and helps support community groups, including Bairnsdale Regional Health Services via those delicious boxed lunches.
Gippsland Opera has a well deserved reputation of always supplying first class entertainment in exceptional venues with a plethora of wonderful singers who bring their best to our regional area, and in return our audiences from far and wide repay them with the warmest appreciation.