Opera Queensland to tour Lady Sings the Maroons at Kingaroy Town Hall
South Burnett Regional Council is delighted to host Opera Queensland in June to present their latest original work, Lady Sings the Maroons at Kingaroy Town Hall as part of their 2023 regional tour.
On 6 June, local music fans will be treated to a unique program inspired by artists including The Saints, Powderfinger, Gladys Moncrieff, Savage Garden, Joe Geia, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Harold Blair. A cross-genre love letter to Queensland, Lady Sings the Maroons showcases the art behind making a great song, and those who write them.
The concept is the brainchild of Opera Queensland’s CEO and Artistic Director, Patrick Nolan. The production is directed by Laura Hansford, and stars renowned vocalists and artistic collaborators, Jess Hitchcock, Irena Lysiuk and Marcus Corowa with Musical Director, Luke Volker on keys, who all trace their roots to regional Queensland.
Sharing the inspiration behind the production, Ms. Hansford said music from Queensland had the power to transport an audience, “My Queensland, your Queensland and the next person’s Queensland are vastly different things, and that’s reflected in the music that’s come out of this state.”
“Lady Sings the Maroons holds a mirror up to our extraordinary state with pride. On this tour, we are debuting a show that sings about the diversity of this state and its people as we try to capture ‘our Queensland”, Ms. Hansford added.
Cr Danita Potter said “To have performances of this calibre come to the South Burnett is a huge benefit to our community and gives us the opportunity to see these shows without having to travel to the city. I would like to make sure that we give them the support by way of ticket sales, so it gives them the incentive to come back again with other performances, it’s also fitting that they are in town on Queensland Day.”
Opera Queensland and South Burnett Regional Council acknowledge the First Peoples of the Lands across Queensland, upon which we gather and perform. We pay our respects to all of Queensland’s First Peoples, their ancestors and Elders, and to our shared future.
Lady Sings the Maroons
Presented by Opera Queensland on their 2023 Regional Tour.
- Kingaroy Town Hall
- 6 June 2023
Tickets on sale now. Available from $50.00 at https://bit.ly/3H8Dz7i or scan the QR code.