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Conference Entertainment

Michael Lapina Entertainment Director

Michael is a Rotarian from District 9800,  Since 2006, Michael has been engaged with many of Australia’s leading opera houses to perform some of the most coveted tenor roles in the operatic repertoire. He has recently turned his back on a lucrative corporate career with one of the big four banks in Australia, to establish Musica Fabri Pty Ltd, a unique music school aimed at delivering the Muse Performing Arts Program. This program aims to develop our children through creative self-expression, exploring alternative options and embracing individuality with the core understanding that through improved self-confidence and self-belief, children will become well-rounded students equipped to deal with complexities throughout their school journey (and beyond).

CIRCUS OZ

Foru members of Circus Oz will be in the opening of the Conference 

Marina Prior will be closing the Conference with a bracket of three songs

Kristen Leich

resides with her family in Kyneton who 
made her professional debut in New York

Raphael Wong

Raphael has been a chorus member with Opera Australia and Victorian Opera since 2011, and regularly performs the National Anthem for the Victorian Government.
Raphael is also a vocal, piano and cello teacher, and a past music director with Oxagen Productions.

Eleanor Blythman

Eleanor’s versatility as a performer has seen her work successfully across a number of genres including, opera and musical theatre.

NATHAN LAY

In 2017, Nathan was involved in the inaugural release on the new Australian Sony Masterworks label. The album, Remembrance, features songs and poems in memory of the soldiers who fought in World War I, with Nathan featured on ten tracks.

Throughout 2018, Nathan has been working with Opera Australia, touring Victorian schools for their production of By the Light of the Moon(The Owl and the Pussycat).