2018 Functions of the Opera Society - Gallery

Last But by No Means Least

On Thursday December 6th 2018 at 12.30pm the final event of the Opera Society Inc’s year was held at the wonderful Windsor Hotel.

 

Circa 110 members and guests were treated to a sumptuous meal, wonderful singing by an aspiring young opera “star in the waiting”. Stephen Marsh was very ably supported by an excellent repetiteur Phillipa Safey. This was followed by an address from the CEO of Opera Australia after which all present were afforded the opportunity to take home some wonderful prizes.

 

This event will live long in the memories of those present as something they were so glad to have attended.

 

To top it all off long serving committee volunteers John Salter and Ivor Buxton were awarded Life Membership of the society in recognition of services rendered.

 

A wonderful occasion upon which to end the calendar year and set the scene for the year to come.

New Life Member John Salter, Patti and f
New Life Member John Salter, Patti and f
Sandra Rogerson, Don and Glad Miller
Sandra Rogerson, Don and Glad Miller
New Life Member Ivor Buxton, Jennifer an
New Life Member Ivor Buxton, Jennifer an
Treasurer Pauline Cleary (L) and Cath Ry
Treasurer Pauline Cleary (L) and Cath Ry
OA CEO Rory Jeffs spreading the word
OA CEO Rory Jeffs spreading the word
VP Tim Glanville intro's our President
VP Tim Glanville intro's our President
President Valma starts proceedings
President Valma starts proceedings
Baritone Stephen Marsh entertains
Baritone Stephen Marsh entertains
An attentive audience in a great venue
An attentive audience in a great venue

Spring Lunch, September 2018

A new venue, a wonderful singer and repetiteur, great food, good service all made for yet another memorable occasion for Opera Society members to get together and enjoy what they love best.
 
The weather could not have been better so all in all it really was a most enjoyable day looking over the courts at the famous Kooyong Tennis Centre.
 
Now for the end of year function at the Windsor Hotel on Thursday December 6th. Put the date in your diary NOW and watch your mail for further details

Alexandra in action
Alexandra in action
What a great venue
What a great venue
Irina Cherkasski Repetiteur
Irina Cherkasski Repetiteur
Alexandra Ioan Singer
Alexandra Ioan Singer
Happy members
Happy members
More happy members
More happy members
The whole crowd
The whole crowd
The Program Front Page
The Program Front Page
The Program Inside_edited
The Program Inside_edited

Christmas in July Lunch, July 2018

More than seventy (70) Opera Society members and friends met in the Exhibition Room at the Melbourne Marriott to enjoy our traditional Christmas in July festivities.

 

The singer was our very own sponsored artist this year Stephen Marsh accompanied by repetiteur Adam McMillan both from Melba Opera Trust.

 

Members and guests were treated to a wonderful variety of arias and songs performed magnificently by our artists fulfilling our society’s role of providing opportunities for up and coming young musicians to perform before an admiring audience.

 

This was our second of four lunches for 2018 the next being our Spring event to be held on Thursday September 20th at Kooyong Tennis Centre.

 

If the fun and enjoyment of those attending our first two lunches this year is any indication bookings will need to be in early for the September event.

The Event
The Event
2 Musical menu copy
2 Musical menu copy
Unusual table decorations
Unusual table decorations
Madam President addresses the faithful
Madam President addresses the faithful
Our man sings up a storm
Our man sings up a storm
Stephen Marsh makes his point
Stephen Marsh makes his point
Adam McMillan repetiteur extraordinaire
Adam McMillan repetiteur extraordinaire
Stephen and Adam
Stephen and Adam
All sorts of folk but all opera buffs
All sorts of folk but all opera buffs

Autumn Lunch, March 2018

The Event Program
The Event Program
Just some of the items performed
Just some of the items performed

Just some of the items performed

Shakira and President Valma
Shakira and President Valma

Shakira and President Valma

Our_artists_Shakira_Tsindos_–_Mezzo_Soprano_and_Adam_McMillan_repetiteur
Our_artists_Shakira_Tsindos_–_Mezzo_Soprano_and_Adam_McMillan_repetiteur

Our artists Shakira Tsindos Mezzo Soprano and Adam McMillan repetiteur

An attentive audience
An attentive audience
What a wonderful venue
What a wonderful venue
Adam with Secretary Geoff
Adam with Secretary Geoff
Our artists receiving gifts
Our artists receiving gifts
Members enjoying a sumptuous lunch
Members enjoying a sumptuous lunch

Members enjoying a sumptuous lunch