2017 Functions of the Opera Society - Gallery

OS members at our stand — Vic State Theatre opera performances

Christmas at the Windsor 2017

 

Our final function for 2017 was our traditional Christmas lunch at the Windsor Hotel which again was a resounding success.

 

More than 120 members and guests were in attendance, James Ecclestone (tenor), one of our sponsored artists, sang, an update on current and future opera events in Melbourne along with recognition of our support was received from Opera Australia and excellent prizes were on offer – so, what more could you want?

 

James not only sang several pieces beautifully but as he sang he moved amongst the gathered admirers directing his attention to various ladies seated around the room. This was met with great acclaim encouraging several encores.

 

Both he and our repetiteur regaled those present with a memorable experience.

James Ecclestone OS Windsor
James Ecclestone OS Windsor

James Ecclestone getting right down to the job

James Ecclestone OS Windsor
James Ecclestone OS Windsor

Such intensity and what a voice!!

Ballroom Windsor Lunch
Ballroom Windsor Lunch

Ballroom – What a great venue

Executive Producer Alex Budd
Executive Producer Alex Budd

Executive Producer Alex Budd brings a message from OA

The Items on offer
The Items on offer

Exceptional items available for attendees

Time to chat amidst proceedings

Well, so much for the main now for dessert

The Don does it again – what a guy

Charles had all these lovely ladies to himself

Spring Lunch 21/09/17 at Milano’s Tavern Brighton Beach.

This year our Spring Lunch was held at a new venue. The bayside setting, wonderful views, delicious food, attentive service, excellent singing and accompaniment all made for yet another very successful event.

 

All members felt that we should return to Milano’s again next Spring.”

Society members enjoying the venue
Society members enjoying the venue
Anyone for coffee?
Anyone for coffee?
Company, food & venue were great
Company, food & venue were great
Suzanne singing up a storm
Suzanne singing up a storm
The singers
The singers

L-R Repetiteur Rhodri Clarke, Daniel Carison - Baritone and Suzanne Shakespeare – Soprano

Members
Members

Members of long standing just love the atmosphere of these events

“Well dear that’s the Spring Lunch, now for the Christmas Lunch at the Windsor”

It wouldn’t be the same without Charles, Bernadette and friends

So close to home and such a wonderful view

Christmas in July Lunch 2/7/2017 at the Melbourne Marriott

Opera Society Members
Opera Society Members

Enjoying a very successful Christmas in July

Opera Society Members
Opera Society Members

Enjoying a very successful Christmas in July

The Ladies who lunch
The Ladies who lunch
Lunch is fun!!
Lunch is fun!!
Lunch at the Marriott
Lunch at the Marriott

Great food, wine, service and venue

Melba Opera Trust Young Singer
Melba Opera Trust Young Singer

Damien Arnold and Repetiteur Rhodri Clarke

Opera Society Members
Opera Society Members

Enjoying a very successful Christmas in July

President Valma
President Valma

Presenting Margaret Ford with a Life Membership of the Opera

Melb Opera Trust GM, Amy Black
Melb Opera Trust GM, Amy Black

and OS sponsored singer Damien Arnold