Opera in the Park: enjoy magical opera in Kalamunda


Jeremy Ryan, Ileana Otto-Johansen, John Milton and |Christina Trus-Browning will perform at the Opera in the Park.
Jeremy Ryan, Ileana Otto-Johansen, John Milton and |Christina Trus-Browning will perform at the Opera in the Park.

AS the sun sets over Stirk Park in the Perth Hills, the sounds of Cosi Fan Tutte, Rigoletto and Carmen, as well as much-loved songs from the famous musicals Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables will fill the air.

Some of Perth’s finest opera singers – Ileana Otto-Johansen, Kristin Bowtell, Jeremy Ryan (The Voice), Stephanie Parr and John Milton – will be supported by the Dolce Ensemble and directed by Christina Trus-Browning at the piano.

This first-time outdoor concert has been organised by the Rotary Club of Kalamunda and is supported by the Shire of Kalamunda.

“Kalamunda Rotary is thrilled to be a part of creating this very exciting music event in Stirk Park,” Kalamunda Rotary president Dee Buckland said.

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“We have a star-studded group of operatic singers supported by Perth’s vibrant Dolce Ensemble, as well as a piano on stage.

“Proceeds of the concert will go to support the work of our Rotary Foundation charity Interplast.

“We’re really hoping the evening will be such a magical experience for the concert goers that they’ll all want to return next year”.

Patrons can bring a picnic, chairs, blankets and opera glasses, and free bottled water will be available, provided by Kalamunda Rotary Club and Crabb’s IGA Supermarket.

There will be no purchased food or beverage outlets at the event.

Opera at Twilight will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 6.30pm (gates open at 5.30pm) at the Stirk Park Rotary Sound Shell, Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda.

It is suitable for people aged 14 years of age and over.

Tickets are $35 (no concessions) and can be bought online at www.trybooking.com/ MYCW or at Nightingale’s Pharmacy in Kalamunda, the Lucky Charm Newsagent in Kalamunda Centro or on the night. Call 0409 557 202 for more information.