I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Do you have a child who loves to sing, or just can't wait to be on the stage? This school holidays, Opera Queensland is providing a workshop with a difference for children aged eleven to seventeen which will help them improve their singing, acting and dancing skills. Following on from their successful workshops in 2015, Opera Queensland have expanded their Open Stage program to run a workshop this July, as well as another session in the September school holidays, especially for teenagers with an interest in singing and the stage.
Using the stage set of their latest production, The Barber of Seville, Brisbane's youth will be given the opportunity to participate in workshops designed to enhance their performance skills for the stage, learning and exploring repertoire from Gioachino Rossini's famous opera, as well as other opera favourites. Led by Opera Queensland's team of creative leaders and professional singers, the students will learn and perform the repertoire, culminating in a public concert for family and friends where they will share the stage of the Playhouse Theatre with Opera Queensland artists. The students will complete the week having improved their performance confidence and enhanced their stage skills. In addition to these practical skills, participants will also have fun finding their identity within the musical community with other like-minded youth.
If your teenager loves to sing, then this Opera experience may be for them
This school holiday workshop for children who love to sing will run from 4 July to 8 July from 9am to 3pm and will cost $330, with students meeting at the OperaQ studios, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane (next to the Queensland Conservatorium). Participants will need to provide their own lunch. The public concert will take place from 6 - 7pm on 8 July in the Playhouse Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane.