AN ENCHANTED EVENING
starring Julie Lea Goodwin, Daniel Belle and Guy Noble.
Join us for a truly Enchanted Evening when opera and music theatre come to the Riverside stage with two of Australia’s leading singers Julie Lea Goodwin and Daniel Belle and popular conductor and host Guy Noble at the piano.
Featuring famous arias such as O Mio Babbino Caro, Granada, La Boheme’s famous act one duet and music theatre favourites such as Some Enchanted Evening, If I Loved You and Tonight from West Side Story. Julie and Daniel are two performers who know how to light up the stage with beautiful songs sung beautifully.
Make the night complete and book your cabaret table for two in our socially distanced theatre. We have Food and Beverage packages available to pre-order with your ticket, $35 for double or $20 for single. Food and Beverage packages now sold out.
Book tickets on this page for the live, in person performance at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. If you’re looking for the Digital Show click here.
This performance is part of Riverside Theatres Digital Concert Series and will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Audience members may appear on camera, please advise our Box Office if you do not wish to be filmed.
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JULIE LEA GOODWIN
Julie Lea Goodwin is a principal soprano with Opera Australia. In 2019, she featured as Maria in the outdoor production of West Side Story on Sydney Harbour. For Opera Australia, she revisited the roles of Musetta in La bohème and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and sang Madama Cortese in Il viaggio a Reims. She also created the role of Wendy Whiteley in the World Premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Whiteley. She returns to Opera Australia in 2020 as Musetta and sings Despina in Cosi fan tutte for West Australian Opera.
In 2018, Julie Lea starred as Musetta in a new production of La bohème for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and sang Greta in Metamorphosis for Opera Australia. Other roles for the national company have included Girofle/Girofla in Two Weddings One Bride, Princess Ninetta in The Love for Three Oranges, The Woodbird in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo and the title role in The Merry Widow.
Aged only 19, Julie Lea was invited to sing the leading role of Christine Daae in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera – starring Anthony Warlow. The following year, she played Maria in West Side Story across Australia. The Australian called hers “the standout performance with her mixture of innocence and burgeoning sexuality.”
Other highlights have included the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Sydney Chamber Opera and her Green Room Award-nominated performance as Grace in Annie (opposite Anthony Warlow and Todd McKenney) of which The Courier Mail said: “secretary Grace is a truly wonderful example of a gifted actress with an exceptional voice working magic”.
Her debut classical album Love Went a-Riding (featuring English Art Songs accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley) was released by Skylark Classics. Julie Lea has featured as soprano soloist with the Melbourne Symphony (The Music of AR Rahmen), the Adelaide Symphony (Gershwin’s American Songbook) and Sydney Philharmonia (A Cole Porter Celebration)
A regular star performer at corporate events, Julie Lea sang at the 85th anniversary celebration of Jaeger-LeCoultre in Malaysia, the relaunch of Hilton Sydney’s Grand Ballroom, an intimate event for Holden on the State Theatre stage and the Men of League Foundation’s Gala Dinner.
Julie Lea Goodwin is a proud Ambassador for Collezione Santina Haute Couture.
Daniel’s passion for singing began at age 9, when he was a boy soprano who would sing with his Grandmother as his piano accompaniment. In the many years since, Daniel has gained a wealth of performance experience.
Since beginning his professional career, Daniel has been in demand as a performer for numerous large sporting events, including Rugby Union’s Bledisloe Cup and International Test Series games, International One-Day Cricket finals, A-League Football finals, and the Australian Swimming Championships.
In 2009, he performed in the Australian Premiere of Jerry Springer -The Opera at the Sydney Opera. In 2012, Daniel joined the internationally acclaimed vocal group The Ten Tenors and performed in theatres around Germany, America, Australia, and Europe as part of The Ten Tenors’ Double Platinum tour.
Daniel was also guest singer for the arrival of Pope Benedict at Barangaroo in 2008, has been a guest performer at the annual Merry Makers concert, and was a finalist for both The Rob Guest Endowment and The Joan Sutherland Scholarship. He has taught at and is a graduate of, the Australian Institute of Music.
His theatre roles include Terry in Side Show at the Hayes Theatre Sydney and from 2014 – 2016 he toured in the international production of Les Misérables covering the role of Jean Valjean and playing it over 100 times. Daniel returned to the role of Jean Valjean to rave reviews in Christchurch, New Zealand and more recently for Packemin Productions at Riverside Theatre.
Last year, Daniel toured with the Ten Tenors in Australia and throughout the USA and was a guest artist on BRAVO – Cruise of the Performing Arts, on the bill with Robert McDougall, Bryn Terfel and Marina Prior.
Daniel most recently performed at the Sydney Opera House during the Australia Day Live Concert 2020.
Guy Noble has conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Australian, Tasmanian, Queensland and Canberra symphony orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Hong Kong Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic orchestras. He is the host and accompanist each year for Great Opera Hits (Opera Australia) at the Sydney Opera House. He conducted Opera Queensland’s 2014 production of La Boheme, is conductor and host for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Classics Unwrapped series at the Adelaide Town Hall, and for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Music on Sundays series at QPAC. He is also the host of Concert Hall on Qantas Radio and has presented programs on BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic.
He has since worked with a wide variety of international performers appearing with orchestras across Australia, including Harry Connick Jr, Ben Folds, The Beach Boys, The Pointer Sisters, Dianne Reeves, Glenn Frey, Randy Newman, Clive James, Conchita, The Two Cellos, Alfie Boe and Olivia Newton John. He was the first conductor and host for the Symphony in the City for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Some career highlights include doing a raffle with Princess Margaret in London, sharing a trip in a lift with John Gielgud at BBC Broadcasting House, cooking pasta live on stage with Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and possibly being the only person to ever sing the Ghostbusters theme with The Whitlams and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.