Opera in the Reservoir brings Songs from the Silver Screen to Brisbane's very own underground opera house, the historic Spring Hill Reservoir, from 20-29 April.
Anyone who’s been in the amazing below-ground cavern and seen and heard the vocal talents of the Underground Opera singers won’t need to be coaxed into buying tickets for this show. There will be magnificent arias, ensemble numbers and duets that accentuated famous scenes from iconic movies including Pretty Woman, The Omen, The Godfather and Up.
This April show will feature the world class talents of Mezzo Soprano Louise Dorsman, Soprano Dominique Fegan, Tenor Glenn Lorimer and Baritone Lionel Theunissen, with accompaniment by Mark Connors.
Because of the brilliant acoustics of the 150 year-old reservoir with its hand-lain brick archways, the singers aren’t usually miked up, so that you get a pure, natural sound in an intimate setting of just 120 patrons. It’s truly a special thing to experience.
UOC Founder and Director, Bruce Edwards, says that the past three years of performing in the Spring Hill Reservoir had been a huge part of the company’s history of seeking breathtaking spaces. (Check out other venues such as Opera in the Caves and Opera in the Castle on the website.)
Need to know – The performance space is suitable for anyone fit and able to use the steps. Women are advised not to wear stiletto heels as the steps leading down to the performance space have stiletto-sized holes in them.
Nice to know - Tucked away onsite is a cosy subterranean wine bar so patrons can enjoy a glass or two with the performance.
*Groups of more than 20 can be booked via [email protected]
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