From Mozart to Puccini (2006)

On Sunday June 25th, budding opera stars Catherine Bouchier, Harriet Marshall, Julia Malczewski, Sharon Zhai, Margaret Plummer, Martin Buckingham, David Corcoran, Chris Hillier and Rohan Thatcher wowed the capacity audience at the Independent Theatre, Nth. Sydney with the heartfelt beauty of their singing.

Conductor Simon Kenway and The Sydney Omega Ensemble, teamed up with Pacific Opera for the first time and the results were fabulous!

At the reception afterwards, businessman and philanthropist, Brian Marshall, presented the singers with a cheque each for $500 as part of Pacific Opera’s Nurture an Opera Baby initiative. The singers were as delighted with their surprise cheques as the audience had been with the concert.

Pictured below are some moments of celebration at the after party.

Hattie & Simon

Above, soprano Harriet Marshall with conductor Simon Kenway.

Marg & David

Tenor David Corcoran and mezzo soprano Margaret Plummer

The crew

Left to right:
Alumnus and helper Elizabeth Farrant, baritone Christopher Hillier, Artistic Director Christine Douglas, soprano Harriet Marshall, stage manager Brendan Carmody.

Brian

The magic moment as Brian announces his committment to
Nurture an Opera Baby
Left to right, Catherine, Christine, Brian, David.

Singers & partners“Celebrating!” Left to right: David Corcoran, Catherine Bouchier, Phillip Dove, Katherine Stariha, Rohan Thatcher, Harriet Marshall, Margaret Plummer.