Opera By The Lakes 2019  Sunday, March 17th 2019

Nyerimilang Heritage Park                     
Gates open at 12 noon - Official opening 1pm
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March 9th Update

Our apologies to those who left ticket purchases too late.

Please note: For disabled patrons with difficulty accessing the venue, this year we will not be running a bus but will be assisting on the day.

Nyerimilang is a beautiful  venue, set in a natural amphitheatre on a cliff top with stunning views over the largest lakes system in the Southern Hemisphere, where white bellied sea eagles fly on the thermal currents.  A National Park with heritage homestead rose gardens, plus Australian native gardens, a perfect setting for this day time event, which commences at 12 noon and concludes at approximately 4.30pm .  Now in its sixth year Is it any wonder that patrons come from far and wide, including New Zealand, in tour groups specifically for this event. 


PLUS Singers from Opera Australia including  




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About our performers for Opera By The Lakes March 17th 2019 at Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Teddy Tahu Rhodes:

Rhodes was born in Christchurch New Zealand, on 30 August 1966, to a British mother, Joyce, and a New Zealand father, Terrence Tahu Gravenor Rhodes. The Maori word "Tahu", which means "to set on fire", was added to the family name soon after they settled in New Zealand. This world - class singer has starred in most of the major opera companies throughout the world, including: Metropolotian Opera, Opera Australia, San Francisco Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, Cincinnati Opera. Houston Grand Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, New York City Opera, are just a few. Starring in all the well known opera's and music theatre, it is a privelege to have Teddy on board for Opera By The Lakes 2019. 

Georgia Wilkinson:

Colorturo Soprano Georgia Wilkinson made her international operatic debut in Italy as Pamina in The Magic  Flute in 2016, since then Georgia who was featured in Sydney's Carols in the Domain as one of eight of Australia's finest upcoming opera singers, as performed with Vic Opera in The Magic Pudding The Opera, as well as touring with David Hobson in Bach and Bing in 2017 and Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Sydney Town Hall in 2018.

Georgia is currently  in rehearshal for  Gertrude Opera's Yarra Valley Opera Festival, where she looks forward to undertaking roles in both The Handmaid's Tale and The Tale of Two Divas.  Opera By the Lakes will be Georgia's fifth year of being a guest artist for Opera By The Lakes bringing to the day her stunning vocals. 

The Idea of North:

The Idea of North is and has been Australia's premier contemporary a cappella ensemble for many years.

As simple a descriptor that is what you will actually experience at a concert of The Idea of North is more complex. The group's exceptional ability to connect musically and emotionally with an audience is what really sets them apart. They take songs you know and songs you don't and tell the stories through their enviably imaginative and arresting vocal arrangements - all without touching an instrument.

The group has been duly recognised in its time with international recording and performance awards as well as two ARIA awards back here in Australia - it is a sight and a sound to behold. Now a quintet with the addition of the incredible vocal percussionist Kai Kitamura, The Idea of North is in its most exciting iteration to date.

Madeleine Crombie:

Soprano Madeleine Crombie who was Opera Scholar of Australia's winner for 2017, a well deserved award for a singer who brings to the stage her heart and soul and love of music. Madelene has been with Opera by The Lakes since its inception six years ago, and does have family in Metung in East Gippsland. Madeleine has sung with various opera companies including Vic Opera. A delight to work with, and popular with our audiences.

David McNicol:

Highly estemmed Accompanist for Opera By The Lakes David McNicol who has acompanied singers for Opera Australia, and the prestigious Sun Aria Competition, with  a long list of achievements, the performers are in 'safe hands'