Life, art coincide in latest offering

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A celebration of the waltz is coming to Mosgiel.
Operatunity’s next daytime concert, “Waltz of My Heart”, is on at the Mosgiel Coronation Hall on Monday, January 30, at 11am.
The concert is in the style of Andre Rieu with melodies by composers such as Strauss, Lehar, Romberg and Novello.
Violinist Jessica Hindin and tenor Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, who are engaged, and married couple Susan Boland and John Cameron bring a little romance to the stage, while Karl Perigo brings more than a little madness, all accompanied by pianist Paul Carnegie-Jones.
Allan-Moetaua and Hindin met through Operatunity. They performed together several times before romance sparked on Operatunity’s European Romance tour two years ago.
Hindin returned home to New Zealand after almost six years of extensive touring, encompassing five continents, and including television appearances in the UK, Europe, the US and China. She has performed alongside entertainers such as Harry Connick jun and Elaine Page, and Kiwi singers Boh Runga, Hayley
Westenra and Ladyhawke.
The Waltz of My Heart concert will feature Viennese classics Blue Danube Waltz, The Skaters’ Waltz, Vilia, You Are My Heart’s Delight, I’m In Love With Vienna, Stranger in Paradise, Vienna, City of My Dreams and My Hero. Modern waltzes are also featured, such as The Last Waltz With You, Tennessee Waltz,
Rock and Roll Waltz and Are You Lonesome Tonight? plus some madness with men in tutus, Elvis impersonations and Karl Perigo singing the Masochism Tango.
Tickets cost $34. To make a booking call 0508-266-237 or go to www.operatunity.co.nz