New aged opera experience takes over Cloudland
On Sunday 29 March, Opera Queensland took our audience out of the theatre and into Brisbane’s iconic Cloudland to present a spectacular new musical event Cloud Song, providing an exciting opportunity to further our vision to introduce more people to the 400-year-old art form.
The entertaining Sunday session, which sold close to 600 tickets, saw guests immersed among unconventional pop-up performances that were revealed throughout the nooks and crannies of the captivating venue. The line-up remained a surprise until the doors opened warping genres with a fusion of traditional operatic repertoire, flamenco dancers, an aerialist and live DJ.
Artistic Director Lindy Hume planned Cloud Song as one of OperaQ’s bold responses to the pressures opera faced around the world.
“Our 2015 season is all about new audiences and venues; we want to take opera out of its comfort zone and entice people who would not dream of going into a lyric theatre to have their first opera experience in a fun, relaxed environment,” Ms Hume said.
“Cloud Song was staged in an unconventional setting, allowing audiences to get up close and personal with artists, musicians and fellow adventurers and we hope it sparked a passion for opera and musical theatre. We are absolutely delighted with the audience response and want to thank our incredible artists for their generosity. It was spectacular!”
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