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Champagne, a harp, Rossini, a DJ, Donizetti and a waterfall…no, this is not an eclectic game of charades but OperaQ’s Cloud Song!

Last night, Sunday 30 August, hundreds of audience members were delighted with incredible performances by OperaQ favourites Jason Barry-Smith, Katie Stenzel, Sam Hartley, Monique Latemore, Virgilio Marino and Sean Andrews, DJ sets by Dr. Toby Gifford and Cloudland’s exquisite canapés and beverages.

See the full Cloud Song program of spectacular music and OperaQ artists below.

View the full gallery of images HERE.

Cloud Song Gallery



Brindisi (Drinking Song) from La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

“La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

Mattinata by Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Torna a Surriento by Ernesto de Curtis

La danza by Gioacchino Rossini

Funiculì, funiculà by Luigi Denza

Virgilio Marino, Jason Barry-Smith, Sean Andrews


Rosina’s aria “Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini
Monique Latemore

Figaro’s aria “Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini
Jason Barry-Smith

Marguerite’s Jewel Song from Faust by Charles Gounod
Katie Stenzel


Nemorino’s aria “Una furtiva lagrima” from The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti
Virgilio Marino

Bist du bei mir by J S Bach
Monique Latemore, Ellena Papas, Ben Madden


The Tale of Kleinzach from The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Jason Barry-Smith, Sean Andrews

The Diamond Aria from The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Sam Hartley

The Doll’s Song from The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Katie Stenzel, Ellena Papas

Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Virgilio Marino, Jason Barry-Smith, Sam Hartley, Sean Andrews, Katie Stenzel, Monique Latemore


Duet “Sound the Trumpet” from Come, Ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell
Monique Latemore, Katie Stenzel, Ellena Papas, Ben Madden

Duet “Suoni la tromba” from I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Sam Hartley, Jason Barry-Smith, Ben Madden

Calaf’s aria “Nessun dorma” from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Virgilio Marino & full cast