The opera returned to the historic timber town of Jarrahdale in March this year with the spectacular Opera at the Mill.

The talented quartet comprising Antoinette Halloran, Rosario La Spina, Argentine-Australian baritone José Carbó and Serbian-born Milijana Nikolic, serenaded patrons staging some of the biggest opera numbers including ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘Rossini’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, surrounded by forest at the Jarrahdale Heritage Mill.

Peel Development Commission Chair, Paddi Creevey joined more than 800 people for a stunning evening of opera under the stars, hosted by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

“What a most remarkable evening I had recently attending the Opera at the Mill event under the stars at the Jarrahdale Heritage Mill. It was
an enormous pleasure and privilege to attend this fantastic event and I wanted to congratulate The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, their
Councillors, and staff, on the way it was presented,” Ms Paddi Creevey said.

“The Jarrahdale Heritage Mill is symbolic of our history and the night was an amazing showcase of how we can celebrate our history through events like this,” Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said.

With nearly 200,000 people visiting the Shire annually to enjoy its numerous natural attractions, Cr Rich said the Shire would continue to work with stakeholders to support tourism growth within the region.

The Commission is thrilled with the success of the event and very happy to have been able to contribute sponsorship support.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale acknowledges Aigle Royal Developments, Byford & Districts Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, LWP Byford Syndicate, Wormall Civil, National Trust of Western Australia, The Minderoo Foundation, MZI Resources, Peel Development Commission, PERMApole, Alita Constructions, Byford Print, Luxury Loos WA, Hyatt Regency Perth, Harvey Beef, Tattarang Springs Distilling Co, Cleanaway, Jarrahdale Tavern, Prestige Catering and Event Hire, Mega Vision and Focus Promotions for their ongoing generosity to support Opera at the Mill.

This article was first published in the Peel Magazine, Autumn/Winter – vol 5.1 – to read and download the full magazine, click here.