Exquisite music will once again chime across the Darling Downs as Queensland Music Festival’s popular Opera at Jimbour concert makes a return visit.
Beginning at 2pm on Saturday 20th July, at the Jimbour Station Amphitheatre, this now iconic outdoor performance will celebrate the bicentenary of Italian romantic composer, Guiseppe Verdi, with an excellent afternoon of classic opera and musical indulgence.
QMF Artistic Director James Morrison promises the free event would be bigger and better than ever before. “This is set to be a stunning spectacle of sights and sounds which will amaze not only opera aficionados, but also opera first-timers.”
This year, QMF joins forces with Opera Queensland’s four soloists Leanne Kenneally, James Egglestone, Guy Booth and David Hibbard, the Opera Queensland Chorus, and the Camerata of St John’s to perform well known Verdi choruses and arias from much loved works such as Il trovatore, La traviata and Rigoletto.
Celebrated Australian conductor Guy Noble will lead the orchestra in what is set to be a performance of aural and visceral beauty.
Patrons are invited to bring their own blankets, chairs and picnics to the grounds and to enjoy the whole day at Jimbour, with local market stalls open from 10am. A variety of food and wine will be available for purchase during the festival, and picnic hampers are available to be pre-ordered from Etiquette 247 via the QMF website.
James Morrison says he’s hoping to see record numbers at this year’s event, which attracted more than 8000 people in 2011. “What better opportunity to enjoy the beautiful winter sunshine, with good food, great wine and incredible song!”
Opera at Jimbour is a signature event of the state-wide Queensland Music Festival 2013, running from July 12- 28.
Opera at Jimbour is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Western Downs Regional Council, Opera Queensland and Jimbour Station with the generous support of ERM Power, Seven Network and ABC Southern Queensland.
Date: Saturday 20 July, 2PM
Venue: Jimbour Station Amphitheatre, Jimbour
Tickets: FREE EVENT
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