Longtime Grads soprano and sometime Rockdale Opera Chorus Member, Dawn Plasto, has brought this upcoming event (in which she is appearing) to our attention:
The Rockdale Opera Company is back in production with a stunning production of Franz Lehar’s Merry Widow to be presented in the beautifully refurbished. Rockdale Town Hall on November 8, 9, 15, 16. The production is by Bob Peet and the Musical Director is Sadaharu Muramatsu who was the Musical Director for the company’s very successful production of Lucia di Lammermoor in 2011.
French Soprano Silvie Humphries will perform ‘Anna’. Now living in Australia, Sylvie completed an advanced diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2013. Most recently she was a highly recommended finalist in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria competition.
‘Count Danilowitsch’ will be played by the very dashing Michael Johnson, who recently performed that role with Carl Rafferty productions in Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. Michael is well known around the Sydney community theatre scene and has played leading roles in many musicals including ‘Antony’ in Sweeney Todd.
The Rockdale Opera Company was established in 1949 and in that time—very much like the Sydney University Graduate Choir—it has become a stepping stone for many talented artists who have gone on to make a name for themselves in Australia and overseas.
Visit the Rockdale Opera website for details on how to book.