VOCAL COACH: Claire Munting plays Mother Nature in Boomtown, soon to hit the stage in Gladstone.
VOCAL COACH: Claire Munting plays Mother Nature in Boomtown, soon to hit the stage in Gladstone. Christopher Chan

Drama of floods on city stage in Boomtown production

WHEN professional opera singer Claire Munting moved from Holland to Gladstone in late 2010, she didn't think she'd be at the centre of one of Queensland's worst natural disasters.

"All of my friends and family in Europe were calling me and asking if I was OK," Claire said.

Next month the actress and opera singer will relive her 2011 and 2013 Gladstone flood experiences, when she takes to the stage as Mother Nature in the Queensland Music Festival production, Boomtown.

"I can now relate to how nature can be beautiful, but destructive at the same time," Claire said.

Having worked as a performer for the past 20 years, Claire was not only asked to act, but to be the Boomtown vocal coach.

"We have an amazing amount of vocal talent in Gladstone," she said.

The city's opening night of Boomtown will take place on July 18.



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