Girls from Oz Karralyka and Benalla Shows

Today we’re heading to Karralyka Theatre in Ringwood for 2 performances of the Girls from Oz.

The shows are at 11am and 2pm, and tickets can be booked here.

After this afternoons show we head to Benalla for an 11am performance tomorrow.  For more details or to book tickets for this performance, visit the Benalla Performing Arts Centre website.

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A week of successful shows

Jane has just arrived home from a week of successful shows.  Beginning with the Kingston Performing Arts centre, where crowds were moved and inspired by the beautiful voice and overwhelming history portrayed in this magical show.

The show then moved on to the Melbourne Town Hall which was another  great success.  Followed soon after by a performance at the Darebin Performing Arts Centre, and today at Wangaratta in northern Victoria.

Jane O'Toole is Lucia

Jane O'Toole is Lucia

Many who attended have said it’s the best show they’ve ever seen, and have followed the show from one venue to the next!!

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The Girls from Oz is Touring

The Girls from Oz tour has begun!

After months of planning, producing, writing, working on music, rehearsals and many other tasks the Girls from Oz tour has begun!

The show opened on 16th of September at the Arden Crescent Concert Hall, and was very well received. Over 200 people enjoyed the fabulous music and wonderful characters that make up the show. The tour continued on to East Gippsland, where large crowds were wowed by the amazing costumes, great music and highly entertaining performance.

Celebrating the famous Australian Sopranos

The Girls from Oz is all about the lives and careers from Nellie Melba, Gladys Moncrieff, Joan Sutherland and June Bronhill.  These famous Australian sopranos made global careers throughout the last 100 years, and have brought great joy to many of their listeners.

Jane, Jane and Sue are back again this week, performing 3 shows at the Kingston Arts Centre, the Melbourne Town Hall, and Darebin Arts Centre.

For a full list of upcoming shows, please visit the Girls from Oz website.

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Jane performs with Glen Eira City Choir

Don’t miss Jane O’Toole at Auburn Uniting Church, Oxley Road, Hawthorn, singing Opera and Oratorio highlights with Tenor Roy Best, and the Glen Eira City Choir. Conducted by Jane Elton Brown.

When: Sunday May 27th at 2.30pm.
Where: Auburn Uniting Church, Oxley Road, Hawthorn

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For bookings and further information, please contact me.

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Jane performs in Lismore

Jane performs in Lismore

Jane will perform a concert performance of her well loved Celbrstion of Song on Sunday 15th April at the Lismore Recreational Hall.

Jane will perform some of her most well loved numbers, with Sue Goessling at the piano, and supported by Baritone Jason Dwyer.

Bookings can be made at the lismore recreation hall website.

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Apple Washes it’s hands of faulty iPhone4

Apple Washes it’s hands of faulty iPhone4

It seems that Apple is all care no responsibility when it comes to iphone service.

How many faulty iphones do you have to put up with, before you get one with reception that works properly?

Clearly the answer is none!

It seems that the first 3 times I went into the Apple store with reception problems on my iphone 4 I was just “unlucky” according to the Apple representatives at Doncaster.

Now on my 4th visit in 12 months (or 3 days over my 12 month warranty as I was informed in the Apple store at Doncaster) there is nothing they can do.

According to Apple Doncaster it is obviously not a hard ware issue now, as they have replaced the phone 3 times and I should speak to my carrier.

As I explained to my Apple representative, (when I eventually got to them after lining up and waiting for p to 50mins, desplite having an appointment, on each of my 4 visits, my carrier is Telstra who I have been with since I had my first brick of a mobile phone (NEC I think from memory (just like Bruce Willis in the Die Hard movie) in 1992, and never before have I had any reception issues on any of my various brands of mobile phones until I got my iphone4.

I have also lived in the same house for 10 years and worked in the same office for 10 years without reception issues until using (if you can call it a phone) the iphone 4.

The reception issues got so bad that I had to stop using my cover altogether. The cover seems to make poor reception and drop outs even worse to the point of unusable.

Alas unfortunately last week I did the inevitable and dropped my phone, and with no cover to protect it, it did of course crack the screen.

So now on my 4th visit to the Apple store in Doncaster they told me they can’t do anything for me or replace my phone as it’s obviously not going to help according to them and it is 3 days out of warranty.

It seems now my phone is out of warranty, all be it by only a few days, and the screen is cracked, this has become away for them to make further money, as they no longer want to try and help me or resolve my original issue of reception, but now want to charge me $176.00 to fix a cracked screen on a faulty phone!!!


Iphone 4.
The phone you have when you’re not having a phone!!

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Djinta Winery gig a great success!

Opera by the Glass

Opera by the Glass at Djinta Djinta winery last week was a great success. A full house thoroughly enjoyed the selection of Arias, duets and quartets, musically directed by Sue Goessling.

This is the 5th year running that we have been invited back, and event is gaining a bigger following every year.

The owners run a very classy night, with a sumptuous meal and wine provided.

Some of the arias I performed on the night were: (I’ve included links to those I have recorded)

Czardas from Die Fledermaus
Ebben from La Wally
La Rondine
Rondo from Mozart’s Impressario
A Forse Lui from La Traviata

And many more popular opera numbers, from the Lakme duet, Cosi Trio to Rigoletto quartet with fellow singers.

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Mozart Grand Mass

Jane performs Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor

See Jane perform Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor at The James Tatoulis Auditorium MLC Barkers Rd Hawthorn.

Saturday 30th July 2011 8pm
Sunday 31st July 2011 2.30 pm


Jane O’Toole – Soprano
Roy Best – Tenor
Kerrie Bolton – Mezzo Soprano
Gary Rowley – Baritone


The Star Choral and Star Choral Orchestra under the Direction of Jane Elton Brown

For bookings please visit the Star Chorale website.

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Jane’s Celebration of Song a hit

“Soaring soprano” Jane O’Toole strikes another high note at her concert at Darebin Performing Arts centre in June.

Once again audiences were treated to a feast of popular songs, opera and operetta as popular soprano Jane O’Toole thrilled them with her exquisite voice.

Featuring well loved tunes from Cole porter and Rogers and Hammerstein to Ennio Morricone, Gilbert and Sullivan and Verdi. Supported by Baritone Jason Dwyer, and with Sue Goessling at the piano, it was a well loved performance.

Jane will be back at Darebin with an exciting new show in October 2012. Watch this site for more details

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Jane O’Toole Arden Crescent Concert

I am performing my “Celebration of Song” at the lovely Arden Crescent on Sunday 29th of May.  The show contains many popular numbers from opera to operetta.

I will be performing with baritone Jason Dwyer, and accompanied by the wonderfully talented Sue Goessling.

I’ve uploaded one of the numbers from the show.  Jane O’Toole – A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

The Arden Crescent concerts are located at the Rosanna Uniting Church, Arden Crescent, in Melbourne, Australia.  Each year they host a series of concerts, planned and presented by the Concert Committee.

From 1995 to 2010 they have presented over 130 concerts, mainly on Sunday afternoons — both ‘classical’ and ‘popular’.  The aim is to offer quality entertainment.

Arden Crescent also supports a range of local charities and overseas relief work.  Since 1995 over $40,000 has been donated from the proceeds of these musical afternoons and evenings.

If you would like to attend, please check out their booking page.

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