The entire bottom floor of Lismore City Hall was devastated in the floods leaving the Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) theatre company without an office, box office and rehearsal space. Supporting NORPAs effort to rebuild, Opera Australia is putting on a special fundraising concert featuring the entire cast from The Marriage of Figaro.
The gala concert will also feature a live chamber orchestra performing a selection of arias and ensembles from some of the world’s most loved operas including The Barber of Seville, Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro.
‘We can’t thank Lyndon Terracini and Opera Australia enough for coming to our aid with this
magnificent event,’ said NORPA General Manager Patrick Healey.
‘This is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to experience these extraordinary performers who are helping put the heart back in Lismore by supporting NORPA in our time of need.’
Lyndon Terracini, Artistic Director, Opera Australia said, ‘This flood relief concert is special for me because I founded NORPA in 1993 with a wonderful and enthusiastic group of people, and I’ve seen firsthand how devastating the floods can be in Lismore. I’ve lived through a few floods there and I know how destructive it can be to the community. When I heard of the losses that NORPA had endured because of the flood I felt that we should do something to help, so we’re coming to Lismore to do the benefit concert and all the proceeds will go to NORPA’s flood relief.’
Gather some friends or bring the family, dress up a little or a lot, and hear our magnificent singers and chamber orchestra perform a thrilling concert of opera’s greatest hits.
The concert will take place at the Lismore City Hall on Thursday 27 July, 7:30pm. Tickets $50 at www.norpa.org.au or call 1300 066 772. Additional donations can be made when purchasing tickets and are hugely appreciated.