OPER186- Season Program 1714 (04 2015) - Page 22

FiZZ! BASED ON DONIZETTI’S MUCH LOVED OPERA THE ELIXIR OF LOVE, FIZZ! IS A FRESH AND IMAGINATIVE PRODUCTION TOURING SOUTH EAST AND CENTRAL QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS. Welcome to Belcore’s Fine Foods! Nemorino (shelf stacker and trolley pusher) is a textbook nerd, desperate to gain the attention of the delightful Adina (register one) but his nerves always get in the way as does Benny Belcore (Daddy’s spoilt little boy). When Dr Dulcamara introduces a new drink claiming to transform you into an improved version of yourself Nemo thinks his prayers have been answered. After all, you can believe anything advertised on TV, right?! Convinced FiZZ! has turned him into a cool-cat, Nemorino finds the courage to approach Adina. He soon learns that FiZZ! isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. FiZZ! pops the big issues facing little people today – self confidence, bullying, honesty and friendship. This modern adaption of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is presented against a dynamic multi-media backdrop and performed by three effervescent young opera performers and an on-screen cast of some of the state’s most experienced singers. This exciting collaboration between Opera Queensland and shake & stir theatre co brings a modern take on a classic opera for students everywhere. Bookings openstage@operaq.com.au or phone 07 3735 3043 Image by Dylan Evans SCHOOL GROUP BOOKINGS Each year hundreds of Queensland students experience the thrill of live performance, many seeing opera for the first time. Special pricing is available for school groups of ten or more with students and teachers enjoying a range of added benefits including: IN-SCHOOL TALKS The OperaQ team will visit your school teaching students how operas are developed from conception to fully staged productions. Book a free in-school talk and you’ll receive a bonus adult ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. STUDY GUIDES Free Opera Queensland study guides including curriculum links are available to all schools attending a performance. Bookings groups@qtix.com.au or phone 07 3840 7466