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Forget Rom-Com: Have you been to a Rom-Con?

HerCanberra Team

Voices in the Forest is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a twist; it is bringing you a complete love affair.

Each year the concert brings world-renowned opera singers to the natural amphitheatre of the Arboretum, to perform the famous arias and Broadway hits that everyone knows and loves.

This year they are shaking things up by dedicating Act Two to arias from the legendary La Bohème opera – the most performed opera around the world – along with well-known love songs from the stages of Broadway.

The Voices in the Forest event organisers even went out of their way to compile the best cast to perform Puccini’s La Bohème.

Attendees at Voices in the Forest 2014

Attendees at Voices in the Forest 2014

Cheryl Barker AO shot to fame after she starred as Mimi in Baz Luhrmann’s 1990 groundbreaking production of the opera. She then went on the travel the world performing the role and has been dubbed the greatest Puccini soprano Australia has ever produced.

Diego Torre has also performed La Bohème around the world and is in high demand for the role of Rudolpho. Jose Carbo has performed Marcello on numerous occasions including for the recent Opera Australia recording. He has just returned to Australia from his debut as a principal artist at the New York Metropolitan Opera…the highest achievement for any opera singer.

Attendees at Voices in the Forest 2014

Attendees at Voices in the Forest 2014

Already being predicted as the most romantic concert of the year, this event is a perfect day out for you and the girls.

If you enjoy stories about love then this concert of romance is for you. Imagine enjoying a hamper of wine and cheese while listening to love songs against the backdrop of Canberra from the hills of the Arboretum. Bliss!

the essentials
What: Voices in the Forest
Where: National Arboretum Canberra
When: Saturday 21 November 2015 from 5.30pm – 9.30pm, gates open at 2.30pm.
Tickets: Click here to get tickets from Canberra Ticketing. For more information visit the website.

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