OPERA AT JIMBOUR
There’s no event quite like Opera at Jimbour, now one of Queensland’s truly iconic musical performances. Where else can you picnic in a fantastic location with a magnificent sandstone mansion in the background, listening to opera!
This year’s Opera at Jimbour is a semi-staged presentation of Franz Lehár’s bubbly operetta The Merry Widow, featuring the irrepressible Emily Burke in the title role as the fabulously wealthy Hannah Glawari, and Australia’s favourite leading man David Hobson as Count Danilo. They will be joined by Hayley Sugars, Virgilio Marino and some of Queensland’s leading opera performers, with the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra and Opera Queensland’s Toowoomba Community Chorus. The Merry Widow is full of romance and wonderful popular melodies including ‘Vilia’, ‘You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s’, and the haunting ‘Merry Widow Waltz’.And this year we want you all to sing! Be there for a pre-show rehearsal, learn the words and music, and join in the ‘Vilia’ chorus.
Pack your picnic basket, warm up your vocal chords and get ready to waltz the afternoon away in the picturesque Darling Downs.
Presented by Queensland Music Festival, Western Downs Regional Council, Opera Queensland and Jimbour Station.
SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
Patrons may bring their own picnic, but as this is a licensed event, BYO alcohol and glass is not permitted. Onsite parking available – cars $10, buses $50
Semi-staged concert. Performed in English. Approximately 2 hours with one 20 minute interval.
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