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On Sunday, 19 March, the Lismore Turf Club will transform into a magical garden wonderland filled with the sounds of some of Australia’s premier opera and theatre stars.

Dress up in your finest for Opera in the Gardens, a free community event which will conclude the Lismore Opening our Heart series of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the 28 February natural disaster.

International Soprano, Mirusia who will perform at the event, said she can’t wait to share some beautiful music and create special memories for Lismore.

‘Bringing joy through music is so important in the times we are living in right now, and the community of Lismore really deserves so much joy after all they have been through,’ she said.

Mayor Steve Krieg said he couldn’t think of a better event to complete the Opening our Heart series. 

‘I am really looking forward to seeing everyone dressed up and enjoying this magical opera performance in Lismore,’ he said.

‘This will be a very special event for our city as we don’t often have the privilege of watching such a high-quality opera performance this close to home’. 

The line-up includes Mirusia, who has toured with Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu since 2007 and Paul Tabone (The Tenor From OZ), who currently performs the role of Ubaldo Piangi in the Australian Tour of The Phantom of The Opera at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Also performing is Joshua Robson, who recently starred as the title role in the acclaimed HANDA Opera production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera to critical acclaim and Jayde Westaby who has performed multiple roles in London’s West End.

Opera in the Gardens will take place on Sunday, 19 March from 3pm to 5pm at the Lismore Turf Club. Gates will open at 2pm.

Although this is a free event it will be ticketed due to venue capacity. Tickets will be released on Wednesday, 22 February at 4pm. For tickets go to www.visitlismore.com.au.

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