Opera By The Lakes
Sunday March 19, 2023 at Nyerimilang Heritage Park

With a stunning venue, set in a natural amphitheater on a cliff top, with views over the largest lakes system in the Southern Hemisphere, where white bellied eagles fly on thermal currents. All that, plus   over 167 hectares of National Park, complete with Pioneer buildings, and the original homestead built in 1890.

For the past seven years this venue has been the home for Opera By The Lakes, which completely sells out, is it any wonder, when together with that venue, the audience have had the privilege of listening to world class opera and music theatre singers.  Opera By The Lakes was one of the last events to be permitted to run due to COVID in Victoria. 

It is indeed a wonderful feeling to be able to say that O.B.T.L. is back on Sunday March 19 2023 and it will be the biggest and best one yet with a stella cast including:

GUY NOBLE one of Australia’s top conductors, compere’s and accompanist with a great sense of humor.  The world-renowned bass baritone 

TEDDY TAHU RHODES  with a voice deep rich sound that can fill any of the world’s most famous Opera Houses.

Mezzo Soprano SALLY-ANNE RUSSELL  Australian and International acclaimed Opera  singer who likewise has an impressive biography, with a beautiful voice Sally-Anne is much in demand all over the world.

The stars keep on coming,  with  another world class singer the popular tenor SHANUL SHARMAthe critics sayPossessing a voice capable of “dazzling fireworks” (The Age), “laser-like precision” (Limelight Magazine) and “reslarity

‘The Voice’  Opera Australia Coloratura Soprano GEORGIA WILKINSON as we say with a voice that soars higher than the eagles.   Georgia  has just finished playing the lead  role of ‘Dorothy’ in Vic Opera’s ‘Wizard of Oz, ‘and with Opera Australia  the understudy Christine in Phantom of the Opera on the harbour.  To add to this star studded cast,  we are introducing you to a young baritone,  WILL JONES   Will makes his first appearance at  O.B.T.L. 

Music is there from the moment you arrive East Gippsland Brass Band until the gates open at 12 noon  and then East Gippsland Symphonia, will be playing as you munch your delicious  lunch prior to ‘Official Welcome’ at 1.30pm, then the moment you have been waiting for after a two year absence, the world’s best singers on stage here in East Gippsland.

Enjoy hospitality like none other at this event, our wonderful volunteers will ensure your comfort, seats are in place, picnic areas to enjoy B.Y.O. picnic, or better still, why not  pre order a gourmet delicious boxed delicious lunch from Albert & Co ,highlighting  gourmet local produce of  East Gippsland, along with a glass of award winning local wine,  Afternoon  teas. No wonder this event is always booked solid. 

This is a ticketed event available from

  • Gippsland Opera  - BOX OFFICE   0409771526 
  • Book Orchards Main Street Bairnsdale
  • East Gippsland Shire Information Centres - Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance

OBTL 2023 Poster