Opera in the Alps fans to keep their cool

OPERA in the Alps organisers are not worried about tomorrow’s forecast top temperature of 42 degrees, saying there is plenty of shade.

“We start when the sun goes down, so there shouldn’t be any issues,” director Graeme Wall said.

Other measures will be in place to cope with the heat, including first-aid workers and plenty of access to water around the Beechworth venue, Baarmutha Park.

Families can bring picnic rugs and sit around the outskirts of the oval, next to the Beechworth golf course.

Tickets are selling fast with about 4000 music lovers expected, Mr Wall said.

The star attraction is internationally renowned Anthony Warlow, who will be joined by his co-star from Phantom of the Opera and Annie, Julie Lea Goodwin.

“Anthony has just arrived and it’s all looking exciting,” Mr Wall said.

He said it would be a night to remember under the stars at the tree-lined grounds.

Gates open at 5.30pm when food and wine will be available.

The concert starts at 8pm and concludes at 10.25pm with a 40-minute interval.

Tickets are available at the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre on 1300 366 321.

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