Two of the country’s most popular and charismatic performers, David Hobson and Natalie Christie Peluso, return to OperaQ’s main stage this season as perfectly paired lovers Hanna and Count Danilo, in a lush and spectacular new production of Franz Lehár’s ever-popular The Merry Widow.
Natalie returns to star as Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse, touring with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop.
450 years since the birth of Monteverdi, Pinchgut Opera presents one of the greatest operas of all time. In the Coronation of Poppea, Natalie will perform the unusual feat of singing two completely contrasting roles: scorned Empress Ottavia and the lovesick conspirator Drusilla.
Glorious duets, intense four-part choir writing, joyous outpourings and beautiful solo obligatos.