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Vineyard Backdrop for Opera

Vineyard Backdrop for Opera



What: Aida
Where: Wyndham Estate
When: Saturday February 24, 2001

A $9million production of the VERDI opera AIDA will be staged at Wyndham Estate on Saturday, February 24, 2001. World renowned conductor GIUSEPPE RAFFA will lead the OPERAMA production which he conceived in 1988.

COMEDY CALL: BEFORE writing plays such as THE ODD COUPLE and PLAZA SUITE, New York playwright NEIL SIMON spent his early days as a television scriptwriter of live comedy. LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR is a play Simon wrote about the years he spent writing with such greats as JERRY LEWIS and WOODY ALLEN. NEWCASTLE REPERTORY CLUB is staging the play on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 8.15pm, until December 2. Sunday 2pm matinees, on November 19 and 26, are also planned. TE has a double pass to give away. To go in the draw, mail an envelope, with your name, address and telephone number on the back, to NEIL SIMON GIVEAWAY, PO Box 615, Newcastle, 2300. Or enter on-line at www.nnp.com.au

PARK BRASS: MORE than 200 musicians from some of the State's finest brass bands will perform for free at BRASS IN THE PARK on Sunday. Seven Hunter-based groups will perform music from stage and screen, in a six hour program starting at 11am.

IRISH DANCE: IRELAND'S government-backed centre for dance and music - the CEOL CHIARRAI FOUNDATION - will raise the curtains on centuries of Irish culture at the Civic Theatre next month. THE SPIRIT OF IRELAND, on Saturday, December 2, features eight champion dancers and a seven-piece traditional band. TE has a double pass to CEOL CHIARRAI to give away. To go in the draw, mail an envelope with your name, address and telephone number on the back, to JOSE FELLICIANO GIVEAWAY, PO Box 615, Newcastle, 2300. Or enter on-line at www.nnp.com.au

RADIO GALA: A DUET from two elderly pianists with 160 years of combined experience will form the centrepiece of a GALA CONCERT on Sunday afternoon at the Conservatorium Concert Hall. MILICENT SKETCHLEY and EVELYN HOWE, both aged close to 90, will perform piano duets at the concert presented by 2NUR-FM. The concert begins at 2pm. MOVIE TALK: SEMINARS on film making will delivered at the PERFORMING ARTS NEWCASTLE building on Saturday and Sunday as part of the NEWCASTLE FILM FESTIVAL. On Saturday from 2pm until 4pm, panellists including Hunter film makers will talk about objectives and approaches for making films. On Sunday, from 2pm, GEORGE MANNIX from CENTRESCREEN ENTERTAINMENT will host a screenwriting seminar with additional guest writers.



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