UNIQUE EXPERIENCE:  Opera at Jimbour   is back with a line up that will leave audience members cheering for more.
UNIQUE EXPERIENCE: Opera at Jimbour is back with a line up that will leave audience members cheering for more. Contributed

Opera at Jimbour will delight music lovers from near and far

THE Western Downs is in for a musical feast at the end of this month with the biennial music spectacular, Opera at Jimbour, returning to Jimbour House on Saturday, July, 27.

This year the live performance returns with an outstanding classical line-up, boasting day-long entertainment along with tempting foods and plenty of wine sure to have music lovers in their element.

Mayor Paul McVeigh said with the ever-growing popularity of the event, council is looking towards positive changes for the future. "Opera at Jimbour has gotten bigger and bigger over the last 16 years,” he said.

"Due to this, Queensland Music Festival has decided to introduce a ticketing system to the event to ensure the quality of the festival remains at a high-standard.

"Now that Opera at Jimbour has a secured future, visitors can continue to enjoy all the event has to offer and we can enhance the festival experience even more in the years to come.

"It's great to see the community come together in celebration of talented classical music... I can't wait to see where this event goes next.”

Located at the historic Jimbour Homestead, visitors are invited to enjoy the variety of food and drink available or bring along a picnic to share with friends.

A long line-up of market stalls will also be on-site with a variety of artisan products, hand crafted goods and plenty of local produce available to patrons.

One of the big changes this year is the addition of brand-new events, including Happy Hour at the Hangar and Jimbour Garden Picnic which are sure to be a hit with the crowd.

The new additions to the festival will provide a different experience for patrons, with late night live music from local bands promising to keep travellers and campers entertained from the second they arrive to the moment they leave.

Artistic director of the Queensland Music Festival Katie Noonan is impressed by the substantial growth of the event and how Opera at Jimbour continuously delivers a performance guaranteed to impress.

"Directors of Queensland Music festival have delighted in bringing the finest voices and instrumentalists to Jimbour to celebrate great opera classics,” she said.

"Since 2003, Opera at Jimbour has been a biennial calendar favourite for lovers of fine music in regional Queensland and our audience has continued to grow year on year.

For more information regarding camping, tickets, transport or the opera itself, head to the Opera at Jimbour website or visit the Facebook page.

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