On song

James Park, singing barista at Harcourt's Goldfields Track Cafe, is a tenor with Melbourne Opera and is now performing in Bellini's 'Norma' at the Athenaeum Theatre. Photo: Eve Lamb

Regular customers at Harcourt’s Goldfields Track Cafe often get more than a caffeine fix when they drop in for a coffee.
Behind the coffee machine is James Park, singing barista and first tenor with Melbourne Opera.
The local barista loves nothing better than singing opera and he’s on song this week as he shoulders the role of a soldier in Bellini’s Norma that opened on Tuesday at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre and runs through to Tuesday September 24.
James says he remembers the day he fell in love with opera. Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail (Friday, September 20, 2019)

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.