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Opera in the Vineyards -

Spirits soar as international stars take the stage!

Indulge your senses with an evening of elegance, style and sophistication! In 2018, Opera in the Vineyards - the much-loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera will take on a brand-new look, and be staged for the very first time indoors in a magnificent barrel room at Hope Estate on Saturday 6 October.


After a few years of unfortunate weather conditions, organisers have decided to alleviate any weather issues and provide concertgoers with the comfort of an indoor facility, stunningly lined with wine barrels. Plus, you will thrill to the superior sound and breathtaking acoustics to make the experience unforgettable.

The event organisers have developed the whole experience to include wonderful pre-concert activities where you can indulge in famous regional wine, chocolate and cheese tastings, in a specifically designed food and wine village… So, arrive early, grab a glass of wine or bubbles and wander around the lawns while enjoying the beautiful views across the valley. Opera in the Vineyards will then present four of our best and most-loved opera stars, soprano Greta Bradman, mezzo Miliana Nikolic, thrilling tenor Rosario La Spina and sensational young baritone Sam Roberts-Smith, who will delight you with their breathtaking voices and bold stage charisma. Joining them is maestro Stephen Mould, to conduct

proceedings and accompany the artists on piano, all accompanied by the warm, rich sounds of The Metropolitan Orchestra String Quintet.

Let your spirits soar as these international stars lead you on a journey through some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written. Even the ‘opera-shy’ will be familiar with these unforgettable masterpieces, brought to vibrant life indoors in the comfort of a great barrel room. The gloriously funny and brilliantly witty Stuart Maunder will be MC for the evening, and is sure to delight with a unique brand of comedy and insight into the world of opera! Expect plenty of laughs and delicious surprises!

Opera in the Vineyards is a definite highlight on anyone’s spring calendar! For more information visit


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