Jennifer and Stewart of Operatif.
Jennifer and Stewart of Operatif. nicky.norman

Fabulous Operatif! performances of offer

RENOWNED opera and song company, Operatif!, now based on the Sunshine Coast, has just launched a series of wonderful daytime performances to be presented at Nambour, Lake Kawana, Bribie Island and Cooroy.

With several of their very popular music lovers group tours taking Operatif! founders Jennifer Parish and Stewart Cameron out of the country this year, they are delighted to have found space to still offer fans some magical performances.

"We're delighted to say that we've been able to schedule two different daytime concerts to be presented at Nambour Civic Centre, Lake Kawana Community Centre and on Bribie Island," said Jennifer. "We will also present our much-anticipated annual Opera in the Amphitheatre event at Lake Macdonald, Cooroy."

The first weekday concert is in August. Entitled, You Are My Heart's Delight, the programme features soprano Jennifer and baritone Stewart with their excellent accompanist John Woods. Special guest, Canadian NZ-based tenor Derek Hill will fly in to join the regular line-up.

You Are My Heart's Delight will be presented at Bribie Island Arts Centre on August 2 at 2pm, Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 5 at 11am and Nambour Civic Centre on August 6 at 11am.

The second concert, The Dancing Years, offers a complete change of pace, with an uplifting, selection of nostalgic songs from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Special guest, renowned, larger-than-life bass, David Hibbard will join Jennifer, Stewart and John.

The concert will be presented at Nambour CC on October 7 and Lake Kawana CC on the 8th, both performances at 11am,and at Bribie Island Uniting Church in Webster Street, October 11 at 2pm.

Tickets can be booked in person, online or by phone at Nambour CC 54 75 7777 or Lake Kawana CC 5413 1400.

For Bribie Island concerts, call QTIX 136 246 or go to their website.

For those who enjoy larger, outdoor events, Opera in the Amphitheatre at Lake Macdonald, Cooroy promises plenty of thrills and a unique setting.

This annual concert is on August 2 at 2.30pm and takes place in the spectacular Greek theatre beside the lake within Noosa Botanic Gardens.

For full information and bookings, go to Operatif!'s website or phone 1300 308 385.

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