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Opera in the park - Supreme Court Gardens will come alive on Friday February 16 at 8.30pm with the City of Perth’s 16th edition of the Opera in the Park presenting Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld.

Gadgets and goings on...

Opera in the park

Supreme Court Gardens will come alive on Friday February 16 at 8.30pm with the City of Perth’s 16th edition of the Opera in the Park presenting Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld.

John Milson, who directed the first ever opera in the park (Die Fledermaus in 1991), returns to showcase a witty translation by Phillip Scott and Jonathan Biggins of this 1850’s social satire, which is taking on a new life and energy in a contemporary Australian context.

Melbourne tenor James Egglestone makes his debut as the god Pluto, Katja Webb is the bored housewife Eurydice, Justin Freind plays the hapless Orpheus, while Penelope Reynolds (pictured as Zerlina in a 2005 production of Don Giovanni) and Sarah-Janet Dougiamas head a talented support cast.

The production also features WASO and the West Australian Opera Chorus.

Entry is by gold coin donation to assist Channel 9 Appealathon and Nulsen Haven.

 

Vvroomm

Perth scooter company, Vmoto, released two new models in September 2006, expanding the Vmoto range to five models.

The new Matrix 50cc scooter was designed by one of Europe’s leading design houses and, like all Vmoto 50cc scooters, can be ridden in Western Australia (Queensland and South Australia) on a standard motor-vehicle class-C licence.

Also new to the Vmoto range is the 125cc retro style Vmoto Montego, which follows on from the hugely successful looks of the Vmoto Milan 50cc scooter.

Vmoto has global distribution partners in New Zealand, China, and the Middle East.

The Matrix (pictured) will set you back $2,490, while the Montego is $2,990 plus on-road costs.

www.vmoto.com.au

 

Elemental skin care

Denmark-based organic cosmetics company, Elemental Skin Care, manufactures a range of certified organic nut oils and flower waters based on products that mimic and complement the skin’s own natural processes.

Elemental has products for men and women and is the only Australian range certified by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia.

Elemental Skin Care became affiliated with the Breast Cancer Foundation in early February 2007.

The Elemental range is now used exclusively in the foundation's Healing Room, a service set up in 2005 and staffed by volunteers who offer free complementary therapies. All volunteers have a specific awareness of health issues faced by people with breast cancer. 

www.elemental.com.au

 

WineX accessories

Business Class has bad news for all those that just happily purchased the latest top end, high-tech waiter’s friend – it’s out of date.

It’s time for all wine amateurs to go back to the roots of wine loving and the craft of bottle opening with an antique style cork screw. This stand-alone, antique style corkscrew, which comes with its own base, definitely
has a ‘wow’ factor and will most likely cause a bit of stir when brought out at your next dinner party.

Its expensive looks are deceiving. The product is manufactured in China and comes with a recommended retail price under $100. It is imported by WA-based bar and wine accessories wholesaler, WineX .

WineX products can be sourced online (through Australasian Wine Exchange’s website) and from winery cellar doors, liquor outlets, kitchenware and home ware stores, department stores and men’s gift stores.

Antique cork screw  $99.95

www.aawx.com.au

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