This October-November sees star violinist Jessica Hindin heading back on the road performing in Operatunity’s ‘I Love Paris’ national concert tour. Whilst audiences were able to enjoy Jess’s playing in the Operatunity ‘Happiness Half Hour’ concerts on YouTube Jess says, “nothing beats performing to a lovely live audience, especially a lovely live OPERATUNITY audience! They're my favourite!” After a long time at home, she is looking forward to revisiting the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of the Operatunity tour bus!
Following a dazzling international career spanning 5 continents, these days you’ll find Jess performing around New Zealand and working at Sistema Aoteoroa, a programme designed to bring social change, empowerment and growth to children in South Auckland though orchestral music. With the rise of COVID-19 Jess says, “it’s been a very unusual 6 months…It’s very sad to see so many live performances postponed…I just need to be patient!” Nevertheless, Jess has had plenty to keep her busy, creating online resources for Sistema, taking care of a new puppy, and working on her rural property.
When asked what audiences can expect from ‘I Love Paris’ Jess says, "beautiful classic songs which we all have somewhere locked in the backs of our minds…singing and humming along to the memories which will pour in once the music starts". And in true Operatunity style, there will of course be "beautiful dresses and fabulous suits – after all, one can’t go to Paris without looking the part!"
Operatunity presents ‘I Love Paris’, touring nationwide 5th October - 6th November 2020. This show will transport audiences to the city of light, in a charming homage to Parisian life. It features French favourites such as ‘La Vie En Rose’, the ‘Can-Can’, ‘Clair de Lune’ and more. This tour stars singers Susan Boland, Derek Hill, Stuart Coats and Kelly Lim Harris, with violinist Jessica Hindin and pianist Paul Carnegie-Jones. For more information visit www.operatunity.co.nz or call toll free 0508 266 237.