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Opera in the Otways

Saturday 17th November 2012

IT’S OFFICIAL! Opera in the Otways is back for its fifth year with a programme that will delight opera lovers and new-comers, starring Jonathon Welch and Deborah Cheetham (right).

Jonathon Welch, a household name thanks to his inspirational leadership of the multi award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks, has prepared a program of great popular operatic arias, duets and ensembles by Verdi, Puccini and Mozart from La Traviata, La Bohème, La Rondine and The Marriage of Figaro.

The program will feature operatic tenor Jonathon Welch and soprano Deborah Cheetham performing popular songs and ensembles from three of the greatest music theatre and operetta composers in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Lehar’s Merry Widow.

The finale will feature excerpts from Deborah Cheetham’s enthralling Pecan Summer – Australia’s first Indigenous opera.

MC for the day is comedian Rod Quantock and the support act is The Twoks.