OUTDOOR VALENTINE CONCERT with Jay Weston & Fiona Cooper Smyth
OUTDOOR VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT
SUNDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2021 @ 4.30PM, STIRLING COTTAGE
Featuring JAY WESTON & FIONA COOPER SMYTH
BYO food, drinks, rugs etc.
Stirling Cottage will be open offering limited menu options (coffee/tea, cakes, cool drinks, ice cream, hot chips)
Tickets are now available online and at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre 9729 3311.
Jay is one of the brightest talents on the Australian music scene. Originally from Perth, this entertainer has had many years of experience in numerous opera and theatre productions nationally and internationally.
Discovering an early passion for music, he began playing the keyboard at ten and at thirteen was awarded a musical scholarship, commencing training at Perth Modern School. He continued his studies and went on to complete a Bachelor of Music (Classical) at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Having studied for a further year, he was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Opera Performance, including the Academic Award of Excellence from Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Jay is a tenor capable of a wide variety of styles, including Opera, Musical Theatre, classical and contemporary music. Previous performances include the Mikado with the Queensland Opera Company, Lohengrin with the Australian Opera Company at the Sydney Opera House and various productions with the Brisbane Conservatorium of Music.
He has been contracted to appear at many high profile venues nationally, including Conrad Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast, Perth Convention Centre, Perth Concert Hall and the opening ceremony for the Western Force at Subiaco Oval to a crowd of some 35,000 fans. More recently Jay performed at the final Western Force home game at Subiaco Oval before a similarly appreciative crowd.
He has had numerous television appearances including Telethon for the past three years and sang the Telethon 2005 closing ceremony. He has also enjoyed considerable radio airplay.
Jay has been contracted to entertain on the prestigious Silver Sea and Princess Cruise Liners, including cruises to South East Asian destinations, New Zealand, The Middle East and Australian ports as well as an occasional Cruise to The Mediterranean and Europe.
He is an accomplished pianist, arranging and performing his own accompaniment on his keyboards. All the musical arrangements for his CDs were performed and produced by Jay. Visit his website http://www.jayweston.com/
FIONA COOPER SMYTH
DivaLicious Fi is The Phantom Opera Singer!
British-born, coloratura soprano, Fiona Cooper Smyth emigrated to Australia in 1999 and joined West Australian Opera in 2002 where she met her DivaLicious singing partner to be, fellow English soprano, Penny Shaw. Despite being amicable rivals, little did they know they would become close friends in a creative partnership that has taken them from debuting DivaLicious Opera at the Ellington Jazz Club in 2011 to the finals of Australia’s Got Talent in 2012; The Ashes and other high profile events to taking their own shows from fringe festivals to Sydney Opera House and luxury cruises in Asia Pacific and the South Pacific.
Early in her career, Fiona gained a BA (Hons) in Music, Theatre Studies, and English Literature, a Masters Degree in Public Relations and a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal Studies. Fiona was member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and later gained membership of the British Actors Equity.
Opera: Roles include Madam Goldentrill (DivaLicious and The Impresario), Queen of the Night & Papagena (The Magic Flute), Violetta (La Traviata), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Olympia & Guilietta (The Tales of Hoffmann), Yum Yum (The Mikado), Cassilda (The Gondoliers), Phyllis (Iolanthe),Belinda (Dido and Aeneas). Musical theatre: Cosette (Les Miserables), French character (The Last Maharajah), Lady Jane Seymour (The Beefeater Show by the Tower of London), Ruth Liss (Damnation – London premier), Polly (The Boyfriend), Jane (Salad Days).
Mixing music with business, family with performing, Fiona has balanced her extensive PR & marketing career with her eclectic singing career. Visit her website www.DivaLicious.net.au or their facebook page @DivaliciousOpera and instagram @DivaliciousFi and @DivaliciousOpera
Jay Weston and Fiona Cooper Smyth Duet
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