About Music Lovers Tours – Our Story

Opera and Classical Music Tours Australia

Music Lovers Tours
, provides the opportunity for clients to indulge their passions for travel and music, with like-minded companions. Each tour is designed and implemented from the ground up by Stewart and Jennifer who also personally host each one and includes performances of opera, classical music and local folk or traditional music.

The focus of Music Lovers Tours is not intended to be ‘academic’ but rather a sharing of the ‘good things in life’, including opera and music performances. Italy is our speciality, ( Stewart has a Degree in Italian Literature ) but we also offer occasional tours to other parts of Europe as well as the United Kingdom.


***************************************************************************************.           **************            **Recent travel successes have been sold-out tours to Turkey, Southern Italy & Sicily, Northern Italy, several Handa – ‘Opera on the Harbour’ tours as well as tours to take in Operas at Sydney Opera House.There has been a memorable musical cruise charter in Burma/Myanmar, entitled ‘On the Road to Mandalay,’ a delightful musical cruise charter in the Bay of Islands, the Bohemian Rhapsody tour from Salzburg to Budapest, the Verdi Opera Festival in Parma, Italy ( now being offered for the 4th time ), England and Wales ( with many performances – both in theatres, as well as private ones we organised – such as a Welsh Choir in a historic church ) and many ‘Opera in Paradise’ Festivals in the Pacific – including Norfolk Island, Samoa and Tonga.

There are plenty more tours in the planning – with Italy being our speciality – and whilst it’s often necessary to ‘reserve a place’ these days before tours go on sale, clients who receive and read the email news are always informed of what is coming up so they don’t miss out. Our tours always proceed and in most cases are completely sold out!

Jennifer & Stewart

Music Lovers Tours grew from the activities of OPERATIF, a highly-acclaimed opera, song and production company, founded in 1994.  It was a natural progression after some years of producing festivals and performances in locations outside of Australia for travel or music companies. Accolades from audiences and critics alike pepper OPERATIF!’s performance history. With performances designed to celebrate some of the most popular pieces in a diverse vocal repertoire, OPERATIF! concerts have always been appealing both for confirmed lovers of opera and song and for newcomers. OPERATIF!’s commitment to presenting talented performers and to ensuring our rich vocal heritage lives on for today’s audiences is well known. As well as countless concert and special event performances, three fully-staged opera productions ( under the name of Brisbane City Opera ) were received with enthusiasm and critical acclaim. Clients and partners over the years have included The Brisbane Festival, QPAC, Rotary Queensland, Probus, Council for the Aging, Arts Queensland, Tourism Queensland, various Australian Arts Councils and the Premier’s Department. Their 25 plus years of presenting and producing concert series, operas and mini Festivals remains a source of great pride for Stewart and Jennifer. To read more about OPERATIF, please visit www.operatif.com.au