2018 Opera

The 13th annual Rotary Club of Woy Woy 'Opera in the Arboretum' fundraising event will be held on Saturday 24 March 2018, 3.00pm - 5.30pm at Pearl Beach.

 
 
We have a fantastic line up this year with soprano Greta Bradman, mezzo soprano Deborah Humble, tenor Virgilio Marino and baritone Alex Sefton to entertain you.
 
We are also thrilled to present our special guest artist Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin. Pianist Francis Greep and the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Patrick Brennan will support the artists. 
 
Main beneficiaries this year will be Rotarians Against Malaria, Australian Rotary Health and Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund.
 
Visit the website to read about the lineup of artists. Tickets will be on sale early December
 
Opera in the Arboretum is an annual charity event presented by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc.
 
2017 Opera

The 12th annual Rotary Club of Woy Woy 'Opera in the Arboretum' charity event was held on Saturday 25 March 2017 at Pearl Beach.

For 14 days before the event we had inclement weather - rainstorms that varied in intensity, duration and timing - so that we were not sure if the weather would be kind to us. As it turned out we were lucky with no rain during the event and only a light shower before curtain up for the early arrivals.
 
So the picnic rugs stayed dry and all enjoyed a superb afternoon of opera favourites and ethereal melodies amidst the beauty of the Crommelin Native Arboretum.
 
A stellar line up of performers including David Hobson – Tenor, one of Australia’s best-loved operatic, concert and stage performers and internationally acclaimed Sally-Anne Russell – Mezzo Soprano, Opera Australia rising star Baritone Andrew Jones, Soprano Michaele L Archer and ‘Cello Diva’ Sally Maer delivered a delightful program featuring a gorgeous mix of Opera classics, highlights from English composers and music from the Celtic genre. The event was supported by the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra conducted by Patrick Brennan with accompanist Francis Greep on the piano.
 
Funds raised go to three main beneficiaries and other Rotary projects. This year's beneficiaries are:
The Rotary Foundation  |  Australian Rotary Health  |  Regional Youth Support Services