Close your eyes and imagine…the glorious Western Downs and the heritage-listed Jimbour House bathed in winter sunlight…and Opera Queensland on stage. The usual serenity is broken by a burst of melody — the enchanting strains of a Strauss operetta, filling the brisk air.
Queensland Music Festival (QMF), will once again delight audiences with festival favourite, Opera at Jimbour — where good food, wine and beautiful music combine. This year, QMF joins forces with OperaQ’s incredible soloists, their Toowoomba Community Chorus and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. Together they will perform a semi-staged concert version of Johann Strauss’s bewitching champagne operetta, Fledermaus (aka The Bat) — a risqué tale of hidden identity, deception and revenge, directed by Lindy Hume.
In a first for Jimbour, audience members can join in the famous ballroom scene, donning masks and waltzing to the orchestra. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, cushions and a mask!