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Treat Mum to an Operatic Spectacular this Mother’s Day Weekend

Release Number: 32/14

Magic-Flute_OperaontheBeach-TWEED HEADS NSW AND COOLANGATTA QLD, AUSTRALIA –The hypnotic sounds of the rolling surf on Coolangatta’s Greenmount Beach will play second fiddle for three glorious evenings under the stars in May, when Opera Australia presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the inaugural Opera on the Beach.

The set will be reminiscent of a giant sandcastle dominating Greenmount Beach, starring acclaimed principal performers Milica Ilic (Queen of the Night); Conal Coad as the sorcerer Sarastro, and Jonathan Abernethy playing the handsome young prince, Tamino.

Directed by Opera Australia’s Michael Gow, The Magic Flute will be adapted for Australian audiences with songs performed in English.  The grand-scale production’s principal stars will be joined by a live orchestra and a homegrown chorus drawn from local community choirs and surf lifesaving clubs; and supported by lavish costumes and stunning light and sound shows more dazzling than the Surfers Paradise skyline in the distance.

One block from this world premier outdoor spectacular is Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, which is offering special overnight accommodation, B Reserve seating tickets to The Magic Flute and full buffet breakfasts for just $247 per night for two.

“Suitable for all age groups and musical tastes, The Magic Flute’s performances over the Mother’s Day weekend from May 9 to 11 is also an opportunity to show our mothers, grandmothers and sisters how much they mean to us,” said general manager of Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, Leah Matters.  “This will be a truly memorable weekend for anyone who attends.”

Opera on the Beach’s The Magic Flute plays on 9, 10 and 11 May starting at 6pm. To book call 1800 19 20 20 or email Outrigger Twin Towns [email protected]*

* T&Cs:  $247 overnight packages are based on one night for two in a hotel room with two B Reserve tickets to The Magic Flute plus full buffet breakfasts for two. Other seating and accommodation options are available.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Magic Flute plays three performances from 9 to 11 May 2014 and is presented by Opera Australia in partnership with Bleach* Festival, the Queensland Government – through Tourism and Events Queensland and City of Gold Coast.