On 22nd March 2015, the audience of Symphony Central Coast’s first performance of the year revelled in the tale of love, jealousy and murder that is Carmen. The opera was attended by nearly 600 people, including first time opera goers, kids, families and life-long music lovers. Judith Hulson-Calvert, violinist and President of the Symphony Central Coast committee, congratulated Tim Page on bringing a comic element to narration, which linked the story of Carmen to modern cultural references. Judith also commented on the concert’s wide audience appeal. ‘People who came tonight told me how much their kids loved the concert, and what a great introduction to opera it was for the whole family. And of course, everyone has commented on Jermaine.. she simply shone as Carmen.’

 ‘People who came tonight told me how much their kids loved the concert, and what a great introduction to opera it was for the whole family. And of course, everyone has commented on Jermaine.. she simply shone as Carmen.’ – Judith Hulson-Calvert, violinist and President of the Symphony Central Coast committee.