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23 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
In partnership with Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Launceston, Land Voyages Pty Ltd presents internationally renowned Australian opera singers, soprano Cheryl Barker AO and baritone Peter Coleman-Wright AO in a dazzling concert of operatic highlights featuring talented up-and-coming singers, ahead of a week-long scenic tour of Tasmania.
Operated by local Launceston resident and tour operator of 27 years, Grahame Foster (of Land Voyages Pty Ltd), the Tasmanian Scenic Opera Tour invites Sydney-based paying guests to spend a week in North and North-West Tasmania, touring around stunning local landmarks and historic buildings, and enjoying a variety of musical performances by both local and interstate musicians and opera singers.
Launceston-born soprano Pamela Andrews, who now resides in Sydney, will be one of the featured guest artists on the tour, along with Texan-born soprano Laura Scandizzo and rural NSW tenor Nathan Bryon.
“We are so excited for this opportunity to perform with such world class artists,” said Andrews. “Both Laura and I work as extra choristers at Opera Australia, so we’ve been able to sing chorus behind huge opera stars, but we’ve never had the opportunity to sing as soloists with artists of Peter and Cheryl’s calibre. It’s a dream come true for us, and hopefully our Tasmanian audience will relish every minute of having such incredible artists performing for them.”
Andrews, Bryon and Scandizzo, who all perform together with Pacific Opera Company in Sydney, will travel with guests on the Tasmanian Opera Scenic Tour, which will visit such historic landmarks as St Matthias’ Windermere (recently featured on the front cover of The Weekend Australian Magazine), Ross Bridge, The Nut in Stanley, the Tarkine Rainforest, and more.
“We will be combining touring with intimate musical experiences,” said Andrews. “It all kicks off with the spectacular Opera Gala, and then we will perform various themed recitals in historic places, such as Clarendon House in Evandale, and Highfields House in Stanley, sea songs and shanties on the wharf next to the Maritime Museum, songs of the earth and sky in a clearing in the Tarkine Rainforest after cruising up the Arthur River, and more. There’ll be a lone piper playing as we look across the edge of the world at Table Cape, and a beautiful recital of harp music.”