What could be more perfect than an alfresco concert of opera favourites on a beautiful Dubbo autumn afternoon?
Music-lovers are in for a treat when Macquarie Conservatorium and Dundullimal Homestead bring their strengths together for the return of Opera at Dundullimal.
While initially planned to be held at the historic Dundullimal Homestead, due to the wet weather the concert has been changed to the Macquarie Conservatorium.
Audience members will have the opportunity to be entertained with a beautiful array of music that begins with the Macquarie Big Band performing some swinging tunes.
This will be followed by visiting opera singers Rebecca Collins, Rachael Duncan and Rohan Thatcher from Canberra, and pianist and director of Macquarie Conservatorium, Vivienne Winther, in a program of operatic excerpts from around the world.
Joining them this year is young tenor from Geurie, Nathan Bryon, who began his singing studies at Dubbo's Macquarie Conservatorium with Opera Australia soprano Dawn Walsh.
Mr Bryon has gone on to complete tertiary studies in singing at Sydney Conservatorium and is now a scholarship recipient of the Melba Opera Trust and the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation.
I think regional audiences have a really special energy and really enjoy the arts.- Nathan Bryon
Mr Bryon said it was set to be a "gorgeous event" and it was "really special to hear this repertoire" locally.
"I think regional audiences have a really special energy and really enjoy the arts. Without having as much access as you do in the city, people are really grateful to have these experiences."
He said he was excited to be performing in his hometown with artists he first met as a student at Macquarie Conservatorium.
"The concert features a wonderful range of well-known opera favourites that we all enjoy singing and I'm sure the audience will love," he said.
He added: "I think people will have a wonderful experience."
Ms Winther said: "The concert starts at 2pm and our four wonderful singers will entertain you with beautiful music from your favourite operas and musicals including The Magic Flute, The Merry Widow, The Pearlfishers and more."
Opera at Dundullimal is on Sunday, May 15 at from 2pm at Macquarie Conservatorium. Book online at 123tix.com.au
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