The Chapel of Love - LIMITED SEATS

2:00pm–4:00pm 11 Aug
The Montville Chapel, Montville

The Chapel Montville embraces spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast from the hinterland to the ocean making it the ideal location for this glorious experience for just 70 opera buffs.

  • Glass of bubbles on arrival
  • Three Queensland Opera performers and a pianist for one hour of arias in The Chapel
  • Canapes and bubbles included at the reception centre after the performance

You may not be able to take a trip to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, but you can join an intimate audience to be carried away on the wings of arias. The Rangebow Festival has created an exclusive event to showcase the drama of opera with acclaimed Queensland Opera performers on the escarpment at Montville.

At last, you can spoil yourself and your friends, with that tantalising tiara and turquoise evening gown, paired with that gorgeous silk pashmina. Tuxedos are the more conventional choice for some but don’t be afraid to slip into that red velvet jacket with black strides to make a statement. Your ticket will get you to the gate, but meeting the strict dress code will get you into The Chapel.

A lovingly constructed piece of art built with all natural materials from beautiful Helidon sandstone carefully shaped and styled together by a team of stonemasons dedicated to their craft, to the magnificent red cedar doors representing the tree of life, hand carved by a local Montville artist. The floors are striking with their light lustre of polished white onyx flecked with gold. The animals handcrafted into the pews and altar are stunning contrasts to the sandstone by design.

For one hour in this stunning setting you will enjoy a selection of classic arias performed by these Opera Queensland stars: Irena Lysiuk (Soprano), one of the most accomplished vocalists in Queensland, along with Sebastian Maclaine (Tenor), formerly one of The Ten Tenors and Emma Nightingale, an emerging lyric soprano from Brisbane. They will be accompanied on piano by award-winning Luke Volker, a composer and pianist.

Welcome bubbles followed by operatic performances in the exquisite chapel, finishing with bubbles in the lush grounds around the chapel.

Dress code (is a condition of entry to this event): Black tie, lounge suit, gowns, tiaras. Stiletto heeled shoes may not be worn in the chapel as they will damage the onyx stone floor.

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We acknowledge the Jinibara people and the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the different areas of country on which The Rangebow Festival takes place and we pay our respects to indigenous elders, past, present and emerging.