Chief Minister Stanhope is very excited about an opera festival he has scheduled for his beloved arboretum this November.
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced that internationally acclaimed and GRAMMY nominated mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter will headline an evening of opera at the National Arboretum in November.
‘Voices in the Forest’ is the first major cultural event to be held at the Arboretum and will feature prominent Australian opera singers, mezzo-soprano Christine Wilson, soprano Louise Page and tenor Henry Choo.
Also performing will be Canberra Centenary Director, Robyn Archer accompanied by Canberra’s own Peter J Casey, as well as a children’s choir performing songs from popular musicals such as Oklahoma and The Sound of Music.
With the Village Building Company’s Bob Winnell chipping in the readies to make it happen (as well as the money for the visitor’s centre) it’s going to be quite the event for the luvvies (and the opera fans).