Opera New England gives opportunity to local talent

Dramatic appeal: Past productions have proved a success with exciting scenes and a strong chorus.

Dramatic appeal: Past productions have proved a success with exciting scenes and a strong chorus.

Armidale isn’t short of creative opportunities and Opera New England is just another avenue available for young, local talent to get involved in the arts.

The not-for-profit organisation hopes to bring a high quality of performing arts to the region by providing opportunities for young performers, director of the upcoming opera Susannah, George Torbay said.

“We’re working with young, talented voices who are very fine singers just about to launch their careers so we want to care for the voice and we don’t stress it out to much but still push them a bit,” Mr Torbay said.

The music in Susannah is based on folk tunes and conducted by Bruce Menzies.

The pair have also staged performances including Titanic, Blood Brothers and the critically acclaimed production of the Hatpin.

Four performances will run between January 19 to 22 with show times and tickets available on the Opera New England website at www.operanewengland.com.

Alternatively tickets can be purchased at Carrs Newsagency in Armidale.

On stage: Opera New England are getting ready to bring Susannah to life this summer with four performances set to take place at the TAS Hoskins Centre.

On stage: Opera New England are getting ready to bring Susannah to life this summer with four performances set to take place at the TAS Hoskins Centre.

Opportunity: Caroline King will be performing as Mrs Gleaton and hopes the experience will help her improve her skills as she studies a graduate diploma of opera.

Opportunity: Caroline King will be performing as Mrs Gleaton and hopes the experience will help her improve her skills as she studies a graduate diploma of opera.

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