Coast Opera Australia’s A Night of Intimacy concert was a huge success, according to Artistic Director and CEO of the organisation, Angela Brewer.
Brewer said her vision has always been to bring world class operatic events to the Central Coast.
“Our community here deserves nothing less.
“To be able to offer local professional musicians, emerging artists and those who work in theatre a platform at this level is thrilling,” Brewer said.
Coast Opera Australia is building a strong foundation as we build momentum toward our first full operatic work in 2020.
“This year is focused on creating operatic productions that introduce opera to many people for the first time,” she added.
Brewer said opera singers and musicians at this professional level spend decades refining their craft and operate was about beautiful music entertaining people, not airs and graces.
“I want to humanise opera for our Central Coast audiences.
“If you’re enjoying the music, it is quite okay to call out or to clap when the moment moves you,’’ she said.
“As the Coast grows in confidence and trust of what Coast Opera Australia is creating, I see this opera company becoming a centre for excellence in music for decades to come, to be enjoyed by all,” Brewer said.
Major sponsor and support of Coast Opera Australia, Chris Andrews of Lexus of Central Coast, said A Night of Intimacy was an amazing night of opera for the Central Coast.
“This community of arts lovers is something that as a corporate sponsor we are dedicated in supporting and, as a local, the breadth of talent on display in my hometown is very exciting,’’ he said.
“I am so excited to see more and more professional performances here and to watch as local artists and opera lovers grow this area into a fine arts community to take notice of,” he added.
Coast Opera Australia’s next big event will be A Night of Power and Passion set to debut in December.
Media release, May 7
Gary Brown, Coast Opera Australia