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The Opera is coming to Harvey with the South West Opera Company’s Music Spectacular

Craig DuncanHarvey-Waroona Reporter
The Harvey Music Spectaural is coming to Harvey.
Camera IconThe Harvey Music Spectaural is coming to Harvey. Credit: Shelley Stubbs

The walls of the Harvey Dam will provide the backdrop for a classical serving of music and theatre as opera fills the stage under a starlit sky next month.

The South West Opera Company will headline the Harvey Music Spectacular at the Gibbs Pool Amphitheatre at 6pm on March 9.

Now in it’s ninth year, the opera is hoping to dazzle audiences with musical theatre featuring a range of award-winning local performers and guest soloists from West Australian Opera.

South West Opera Company president Susanna Ingham said the show will be accessible for everyone.

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She said that opera can be confronting for some, but said the company’s music director Marguerite Monagle has created shows that are accessible and can be enjoyed by all.

“The opera that we sing, it’s not that big, scary thing that people think it is,” she said.

“Opera is something that captures exquisite emotion and it’s got real heart in the music.”

A spokesperson for the South West Opera Company said this year’s program is bigger and better than ever before.

“We are returning to Harvey with an extremely varied show that has something for all members of the family,” the spokesperson said.

“Audience members can expect an evening of great singing and a lot of fun.”

Ms Ingham said Harvey is a personal favourite venue for the opera to perform, with the laid-back setting creating a strong sense of community and connection between the audience and those on stage.

“This is an event and a venue that is absolutely spectacular,” she said.

“There’s a chance for so many different people to be able to come along and experience our show.”

For more information visit the South West Opera Company’s website, or tickets can be bought at trybooking.com/COHTX.

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