PAGE 98 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE Gippsland Opera proudly presents AT NYERIMILANG HERITAGE PARK Featuring International opera and music theatre star TEDDY TAHU RHODES, MULTI ARIA award winning quintet THE IDEA OF NORTH and more... www.gippslandopera.org.au SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019 AT NOON (CONCLUDES AT 4.30PM) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 0409 771 526 PAYNESVILLE WATTLE POINT BRUTHEN TWIN RIVERS METUNG LAKES ENTRANCE NOWA NOWA Where opera meets the lakes Step back in time at Nyerimilang Heritage Park where you’ll discover a tranquil and picturesque wildlife sanctuary, historic homestead, botanic gardens and coastal park. Nyerimilang Homestead, and the magnificent Gippsland Lakes below, provides a stunning backdrop for Opera by the Lakes, which on Sunday, March 17, 2019, will for the sixth year, grace the natural amphitheater offered by this splendid venue. Dubbed by many as the event of the year, the 2019 presentation of Opera by the Lakes will feature Teddy Tahu Rhodes, whose magnificent bass baritone voice will thrill you. Coloratura, Georgia Wilk- inson, will join him with a voice that soars, as will the popular quintet, The Idea of North, with wonderful harmonies and a sense of fun. Madeleine Crombie will also grace the stage with her warmth of vocal tone. Pianist, David McNicol, who has accompanied Opera Australia singers and Sun Aria finalists, as well as being a brilliant solo pianist, will surely delight. Together with a 40-strong West Gippsland Chorale, conducted by Simon Loveless, and East Gippsland Symphonia, as well as the East Gippsland Band entertaining you before you go through the gate, it is a Opera by the Lakes will grace the lawns of Nyerimilang Heritage Park, overlooking the magnificent Gippsland Lakes, for the sixth year on March 17. veritable feast for the ears. Opera by the Lakes is a daytime event so patrons can enjoy the views out over the largest lakes system in the southern hemisphere, where white-bellied sea eagles glide effortlessly on thermals along the cliff edge, as well as the 179-hectare grounds, complete with the gracious Nyerimilang Homestead, heritage rose garden and Australian native gardens. Picnics, wine, afternoon tea, country cooking and warm hospitality, together with world famous singers, all come together at Nyerimilang Heritage Park to provide a wonderful memory of a perfect Sunday for people from all walks of life. Delicious boxed lunches are available, with profits going to Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, or you can bring along a picnic and spread out on the grassy expanses. Tickets are essential and they sell out quickly, so don’t miss this opportunity to experience this glorious park and share a love of music and nature at its best.