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Last Saturday 25 July, 7,500 people converged on the sunbathed grounds of historic Jimbour House to see Opera Queensland artists and the OperaQ Toowoomba Community Chorus perform a semi-staged production of Fledermaus with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and guest artists from Camerata of St Johns.

The fabulous cast featured Emily Burke, Jason Barry-Smith and Hayley Sugars as the cross-dressing Russian ‘Prince’ Orlovsky with Shaun Brown, Virgilio Marino, Natalie Peluso and Phillip Prendergast.

In a first for Opera at Jimbour, audience members were invited to join the renowned Fledermaus ballroom scene and create the world’s largest dance floor. Pair by pair, the audience became a sea of waltzing couples from children to adults of all ages, proving that no matter your age or where you’re from, there’s an opera experience for all Queenslanders.

Opera at Jimbour - waltz video

Opera at Jimbour photos by Atmosphere Photography