Opera in the Arboretum 2020

SAVE THE DATE: The 15th Opera in the Arboretum will be held on Saturday 28 March 2020 at Pearl Beach, NSW. 

About the event

Opera in the Arboretum is an open-air, all-weather, picnic style (BYO everything) event set in the Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach, NSW. The venue provides a truly unique audience experience – an amphitheatre set amid 5.5 hectares of coastal rainforest - a perfect picnic setting to relax and enjoy an afternoon of Opera under the gum trees.

Opera in the Arboretum is the Rotary Club of Woy Woy's major annual fundraiser. Since the event's inception in 2005 hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for deserving causes, charitable organisations and Rotary humanitarian projects at home and abroad.

Opera in the Arboretum 2019

Our 14th Opera in the Arboretum was held on Saturday 16 March. What a magical day. Spectacular singing from International Opera stars Milijana Nikolic, Rosario La Spina, Antoinette Halloran and Christopher Tonkin. Heartfelt performances from our instrumentalists Giuseppe Zangari, Karina Hollands and Francis Greep. The Central Coast Chamber Orchestra has never sounded better, under the baton of Patrick Brennan. A moving tribute to John Greenway, the creator of this event who sadly passed away this year, was sung by Michaele L Archer. The event was MCd by Paola Liverani-Brooks and Dr Vic Deeble who did a wonderful job.
Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors and supporters. Funds raised from the 2019 Opera go to the major beneficiaries: Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section, Fairhaven, Coast Shelter and Central Coast Conservatorium and other Rotary projects.