Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Fabulous

Opera beneath an Australian icon 'The Dish

On Saturday night, October 8, with The Dish as the spectacular backdrop, a magical evening of famous operatic arias and songs from some of Broadway’s greatest musicals will be performed on stage by the region’s top artists including sopranos Helen Barnett and Julie O’Connor accompanied by the Macquarie Philharmonia 47 piece symphony orchestra.


The concert, titled Bellini to Broadway, is being planned by Parkes Under the Stars, a local community organisation established to deliver the inaugural Opera at The Dish in 2011. The major aim of the event is to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation to assist with their efforts in supplying breast care nurses to regional centres including Parkes.


The idea for the concert is the brainchild of award winning Orange based soprano Helen Barnett.

Conducted by the passionate and talented Mark Shiell, the concert is predicted to both `enchant and inspire’ the audience during a night to remember.
 
Tickets go on sale later this year.
 
I think I may have to get some.

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