Opera In the Vineyard is a charity event held on the first weekend in May each year in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines. The event is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar. Opera in the Vineyard attracts up to 1800 people each year providing an intoxicating mix of music, wine, food and an unforgettable time.
Opera’s leading stars are set to sizzle onstage at Opera in the Vineyard 2019, held in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate on the Granite Belt Sunday 5 May. Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolic will be thrilling the audience with her husband, powerful international tenor Rosario La Spina.
Event founder and Ballandean Estate patriarch Angelo Puglisi is looking forward to the 27th iteration of the gala event which has raised over AUD1 million for charity in partnership with Rotary Stanthorpe. Funds raised will be distributed to Rotary charities Ending Trachoma, Hummingbird House in Brisbane and several more.
“It’s a great way to be introduced to opera with be a celebration of Granite Belt food and wine. This year the theme is Diamonds Are Forever, so bedazzle in black tie!” says Angelo.