Opera on Kings 2006

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  • Location: Celebration Park, Kings Beach, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Opera on Kings
Saturday 22nd April 2006 -

In 2005 we launched "Opera on Kings" and showcased an unforgettable evening of music and song, a magical experience.

After the feedback and testimonials we have to do it again.    

As the sun sets over the beach, enjoy a picnic in the Celebration Park at Kings Beach, or sit at a table with full service, while listening to the beautiful tones of Vavachi Classic Occasions. This will be a free community event.  Bring a picnic and blanket.
Or there is a dining option. (See below)

With a selection of music from Broadway to Pavorotti, this magical evening will include well known opera favourites including "La Boheme" and "Rigoletto" as well as melodies from some of the most popular opera's including "Phantom of the Opera", "Les Miserables" and "Cats".

It will feature four of Queensland's finest classical performers; Roger Davy, the founding member of the Ten Tenors, performing with the talented Leslie Martin (Soprano), Brett Holland (Baritone) and Shellie Gilhome (Soprano).  Crystal Lugge will be accompanying on piano.

Local orchestras with local opera and classic performers will provide entertainment in the lead up to the fantastic Vavachi.

Come dressed for the occasion.  Really anything goes, but wouldn't it be nice to see a sea of black tie and after five gowns in the park listening to fine musicians and entertainers.  Why even a white T Shirt with a black tie attached would look the part?

For those who want something a little different and special

Sponsors and paying guests have the  opportunity to enjoy the Opera while dining under the stars. Guests can network listen to fine music, wine, dine and be treated like Kings and Queens.

The tables will be set with fine white linen cloths and a candelabras to compliment the atmosphere and the three-course meal and fine wines.  Individual tickets to the dining area will cost $110.50 each, while tables of 10 can be purchased for $990 (incl. GST).  Each lady will receive a complimentary red rose.

There will be a limit of 500 in the dining area to ensure there is sufficient room also for the more than 5,000 expected to enjoy the evening picnic style. 

Not in to Opera!!!!! …You Will Be


In 2005 we launched "Opera on Kings" presented by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and showcased an unforgettable evening of music and song, a magical experience.  After the feedback and testimonials we have to do it again.    

Opera on Kings will be presented on Saturday 22nd April and will showcase an unforgettable evening of music and song.  As the sun sets over the beach, everyone is invited to come along, enjoy in the atmosphere at Kings Beach, while listening to the beautiful tones of Vavachi Classic Occasions, featuring four of Queensland's finest classical performers. 

Opera is not just Opera, there is something for everyone:  With over 4,000 community attending Opera on Kings in 2005, this event is promised to be bigger and better.

As the sun sets over the beach, enjoy a picnic in the Celebration Park at Kings Beach, or sit at a table with full service, while listening to the beautiful tones of Vavachi Classic Occasions. This will be a free community event.  Bring a picnic and blanket and a masque.

This year the theme is Masquerade! - a glittering occasion when you can hide your true identity behind a mask and the entertainment follows suit! Celebrate flowing champagne, mistaken identities, risqué couplets, romance, elegance and gaiety with five fabulous performers from Vavachi Classic Occasions. Show includes selections from The Student Prince, The Merry Widow, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Die Fledermaus and the epitome of masked men - The Phantom of the Opera. This will be a magical experience that should not be missed.

Roger Davy is the founding member of the Ten Tenors and will give us a taste of what to expect for Opera on Kings 2006 at the launch.

The event is brought to you by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, Dynamique Events and sponsored by HOT 91.1 and WIN Television and Quest Caloundra.

For more information and ticket prices, contact Sue McGoldrick at Dynamique Events on 5493 5033 or 0418 919 014.

Testimonials from Opera on Kings 2005  
We very much appreciated the Opera on Kings presentation on Saturday night. It was a very professional and enjoyable presentation. Also it was a lovely night and the crowd attending all were obviously greatly enjoying themselves. We hope for many more such evenings at Kings in the future.           Heather and Jim West

My friends and I thought that your concert at Kings Beach was fantastic and we would like to see more Opera come to Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast. Thanks and congratulations to you and your fellow performers for a wonderfully entertaining evening and we hope to see more of you in the future.           Del Hansen

To the company, thank you.  Please come back soon. Your performance made Caloundra the cultural capital of the Sunshine coast. In one word WOW!!!    John Bray

Thank you for the best concert at Kings yet. Please do it again soon. Wonderful voices and choice of music.  Helped by a superb evening with no wind. It was so …… Come again soon           Marjorie Neil

Thank you for a wonderful evening of beautiful music at King's Beach on Saturday.  It was a splendid mix of music that evoked all the human emotions and has left a lasting experience. It was a wonderful fun way to spend the evening with friends and be entertained at the same time with a well organised performance. We look forward to your next Vavachi Classic Occasion!!           Denise West BUDDINA BEACH

Thank you for your wonderful concert on Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that it will be repeated soon for all to enjoy. We also thought the supporting artists were great….. Looking forward to the next one.     Pamela Welze MAIN STREET REALTY  

Nine friends & I thoroughly enjoyed the "Opera on Kings" on 2nd April. Please do it again soon. Thanking you   Meryl Pearce

I wish to thank you for a wonderful concert on Saturday 2 April at Kings Beach, Caloundra. I have been to the Opera twice, didn't really understand very much and my seats were very far away from the stage.  I am 50 and my daughter 23 and we just loved everything we heard and saw and will look forward to any other performance we hear about and can attend.  Well done to you all and to the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce etc, the setting was lovely.                    Lana Takken

My friends and I just want to thank you for a splendid evening on 2 April.  We thoroughly enjoyed the program and all the performances and we look forward to the next time. Thanking you, Desiree Foster who travelled all the way from Buderim.  My belief is that Caloundra will be THE Cultural Centre of the SSC and well-deserved.                                                                        Desiree Foster

A wonderful evening - there are 3 generations of my family here and we are all enjoying it. My teenagers love "Phantom", the rest was new to them and they want to come again - please come back.

Brilliant selection and performances. A big thank you to all concerned for such a wonderful evening - only in Caloundra! The only place to be!

It was just wonderful - I wish you could present the concert every year again         C Freileefer MAPLETON

This concert has been a great bonus to our visit to Caloundra. I hope the size of the audience encourages the organisers to do it again. Fantastic to hear a performance of this quality in the park. Thank you

This is an a1 performance. Top marks for organising top talent in first rate classic performance. A repeat performance, thank you.

Oh how you all made our hearts Sing! The sky lit up with your music in the air....we were all moved by the magic of opera!  know nothing about opera...only the familiar songs that were beautifully sung on Sat night...thank you very much for making our evening so special...we were treated to 1 1/2 hours of bliss...even though we are novices...your music lifted our spirits that night….and I want to thank you so much for your gift to Caloundra on that night....please, please come again... and play and sing again, and again and again! from two very, very satisfied customers, 

Margaret & James. ps we loved the frivolity and antics too! 

Please, please, please, do it again.  A truly magical experience, I brought my Mum along and the smile didn't leave her face the entire performance   Leigh Luppi

Thank you all so much for a wonderful performance and I hope that it can become an annual event (or even more frequent). Best wishes and keep up the good work.   Neil & Cheryl Westbury CHAPEL HILL

It was a great night of opera /entertainment.  We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would also like to mention that we enjoyed our meals and service of all the wait staff. Thank you, we look forward to the next one.                       Jason & Fiona

Three of us attended the above event last Saturday. Our feedback is that the night was tremendous. The performers, the programme, the set up of the dining area and the food were all excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed it would definitely come again in the future. Congratulations on a brilliant job to all involved!                Brett Charrington

Awesome Night! Great voices… great atmosphere. Happy to be part of it  Mandy Thompson Hot 91.1

Contact Sue for any information including offers of support of the event. sue@dynamique.com.au


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Celebration Park, Kings Beach, Not Assigned

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