Performance & Tour Reviews by our Clients

“A company of this standard and inventiveness deserves to continue”     The Australian  

“Some of the finest operatic singing offered in Brisbane this year.”   The Review

“I must agree with the advertising…’wonderful program, warm personalities and glorious voices.’ We experienced all that and more and the audience was full of praise.”     Program Manager QPAC

“We write to express our gratitude for your most valued contribution to the Formal Dinner in the presence of the Minister for the Arts.”   Arts Council of Australia – National Conference

 “The performances by OPERATIF! were thoroughly entertaining and contributed greatly to our successful event.” Queensland Govt – Queensland Day Celebrations

“Without exception, the Australian Tourist Commission overseas managers declared OPERATIF!’s dinner performance the ‘icing on the cake.”     Assn of Australian Convention Bureaux

“It was great to enjoy the talents of OPERATIF! once again and I look forward to extolling your many virtues during future media visits and promotional exercises.”      Queensland Tourist Corporation

“In the car-park, outrageously singing snippets from the finale, we heard the same tunes springing forth from cars and people all around …’a sure sign of reaching your audience!”     The Sunday Mail

All of us enjoyed your unique mode of travel & I just wish to thank all five of you amazing artists for your enormous personal effort & skills in putting those memorable concerts together for our enjoyment. You add a magic to a delightful travel experience & I know it’s the detailing that makes it all work. Thanks too for seeing to all our various needs.   Trish S. Sydney ( Musical Cruise Charter, Bay of Islands)

I feel very privileged to have participated in a number of Music Lovers Tours by OPERATIF! both overseas and in Australia, and am looking forward to more with wonderful feelings of excitement, pleasure, delight and confidence. As with previous tours there are many ‘returnees’ the surest indication of satisfaction! Our accommodation is always first rate re location if in a city and ambience if in the countryside. Variety of concerts, music and dinners is first rate and then, there are those extra treats that are so memorable. You have the ability to meld individuals into a convivial group whilst each is free to participate as desired. Many thanks! Fay T, Sydney. (Many tours)

Thank you both so much for all the very hard work you put into the Opera in Paradise trip. It was a very full and very enjoyable week on Norfolk Island. All the concerts presented such beautiful music – I think we were all transported to a special musical heaven. I was anyway! Stewart, I once requested another Opera in Paradise and you replied that it was a lot of work. I now have much more idea of what you meant with so many of us to accommodate, organise meals and tours for and then present wonderful concerts as well! Your brains must have been working overtime. You both did a great job and it all worked so well. We look forward to seeing you in the future.     Chris D. Northern Beaches, (Opera in Paradise – N. I. tour)

 I so thoroughly enjoyed traveling with you to Italy on our wonderful Viva Verdi tour in October. It was truly the trip of a lifetime for me. Thank you both very much for your careful planning and convivial direction of the trip. It was really a fantastic experience. I have been fortunate to visit Italy five times, but it is a place one never can get enough of. You both made it very delightful indeed! I really enjoyed the focus on the life of Verdi and our visits to so many places of musical significance. Our evenings at the opera were unforgettable.
Christina P., Adelaide. ( Viva Verdi )


Dear Jennifer & Stewart, what a wonderful 8 days we had in New Zealand. Our time in the Northland was great. The five days on the boat – incredible. What a magnificent vessel with the best crew, terrific meals and glorious views. (I am going to run out of adjectives soon.) What more could you ask for? We loved all the concerts (the morning one was my favourite – a trip down memory lane). We are looking forward so much to our next two tours with you.   Christine & Bob – Sydney (Musical Cruise Charter NZ)