The Opera at Jimbour will bring food, wine, and music to Jimbour House Ampitheatre on Saturday, 22 July.

After a morning of picnics and adventure, actors Emily Burke and David Hobson will bring Franz Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow to the stage. The performance will take the audience through the story of a rich widow and her countrymen’s attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband.

Council Spokesperson for Economic Development Donna Ashurst said visitors are more than welcome to bring their own picnic, or choose from the huge variety of more than eighty local and visiting vendors. Stores will be offering fresh produce, artisan wares, and handcrafted items for festival-goers to peruse and enjoy.

There will be plenty of time before the show to inspect the stores and take in the sights of the majestic Jimbour Homestead and gardens.

Roving performers will be entertaining guests throughout the day as they explore.

The council will be providing a free bus service to the event from Thomas Jack Park in Dalby for anyone wishing to travel to the Opera. Contact the Dalby Visitor Information Centre to reserve your spot.

“There’s nothing quite like sharing a great picnic with friends while listening to world-class opera with the grand Jimbour House and gardens as your backdrop. It’s definitely a bucket list event,” said Ashurst.

Read about the Tara Festival here.