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TEN DAYS ON THE ISLANDS PRESENTS

 

THe ENCHANTED ISLAND

OPERA IN THE VINEYARD

SATURDAY 16th MARCH 2019
4:30pm
This is a FREE CONCERT or you can purchase PREMIUM OPERA TICKET
Featuring the music of GF Händel

What better way to spend an afternoon? Swoon to glorious music and fine wine in the idyllic setting of the Clover Hill Vineyard. Ten Days on the Island has assembled a stellar trio of singers to thrill audiences with the emotional power of baroque opera. To complement our island landscape, mezzosoprano Anna Dowsley, soprano Sara Macliver and bass-baritone Christopher Richardson will sing sublime arias and excerpts from Handel’s magical and pastoral operas, including Alcina, Orlando and Acis, Galatea and Polifemo in this special concert featuring Tasmania’s own chamber orchestra Van Diemen’s Band, conducted by Benjamin Bayl.

Chilled on the lawn or slightly posher on a chair

This is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately for the weather.

Performance duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

This is a relaxed family friendly event, feel free to bring a picnic basket and blanket.

We are happy for you to bring your own food, but no BYO drinks. The vineyard is a licensed venue so you can purchase refreshments from the bar.

A selection of food vendors will be at the venue offering snacks and refreshments.

If you wish to bring a folding chair, we ask that you find a spot in the zone allocated for seating. Those who wish to relax on the lawn or a picnic blankets will have access to an area directly in front of the stage. Those of you wishing to bring your own chairs, you’ll be located behind the picnickers. If you are unsure, please ask the friendly staff when you arrive.

Clover Hill Vineyard is a 45min drive from Launceston. Please allow time for parking and busy local roads. We suggest you allow about an hour for the trip.

Parking and transport options will be announced soon. Please check the website closer to the event for more details.

Conductor: Benjamin Bayl

Mezzosaprano: Anna Dowsley

Soprano: Sara Macliver

Bass-Baritone: Christopher Richardson

Chamber Orchestra: Van Diemen’s Band

Director: Lindy Hume

Image: José Navarro