Opera at Jimbour

Opera at Jimbour

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!

25 Jul 2pm 2015


Performance starts 2pm

Jimbour Station Amphitheatre

Free Event
Bring a blanket, chair or cushion

Waltzing Lessons

Food & Beverage
Market & food stalls open from 10am – 4pm
Licensed event
No BYO alcohol or glass

Onsite Parking
Cars: $10
Buses: $50

Jimbour Gardens
Open to the public (excluding Northern Courtyard), admission $5


OperaQ Soloists: Emily Burke, Natalie Peluso, Hayley Sugars, Jason Barry-Smith, Virgilio Marino, Phillip Prendergast, Shaun Brown, Matthew Broadbent
Opera Queensland Toowoomba Community Chorus
Andrew Mogrelia, Conductor
Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

Opera at Jimbour is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Western Downs Regional Council, Opera Queensland and Russell Pastoral.
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