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September 2018

  From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight. Starring Iulia Maria Dan,…

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  Style and fashion have been important in the evolution of dance and the concert displays some short dance pieces that show the way that dance has evolved through the last three hundred years. So let us entertain you with a minuet, a rumba, a waltz and a tango and other toe tappers. In the second part of the concert we listen to“the breath of the night wind” in a setting of Dover Beach by Samuel Barber with Alan Fairs…

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  Michael Lloyd  conductor Savitri Grier     violin Walton  Scapino Overture Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March no 4 Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor (soloist: Savitri Grier) Gillis Symphony no 5 1/2 Anderson Fiddle Faddle, Plink Plank Plunk, Bugler's Holiday, Chicken Reel Williams    The Force Awakens (excerpts), Star Wars (main theme) Chandos has been fortunate over the years to be able to work with a number of exceptionally talented young musicians, and for this concert the orchestra extends a warm welcome to Savitri Grier as soloist for the hugely popular…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Iolanthe Accompanied by a full Orchestra Iolanthe is the seventh operetta and is a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords - a political fairy tale that only Gilbert & Sullivan could conceive and containing some of their most famous music including The March of the Peers and Private Willis’s When All night Long. Gilbert at his satirical best and not to be missed!! Also available to book: THE…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Pirates of Penzance Accompanied by a full Orchestra Celebrating 25 wonderful years of Gilbert & Sullivan, the acclaimed National G&S Opera Company sail back into Malvern Theatres with the first of five fantastic, brand-new productions for their 2018 season. The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great comic creations full of memorable melodies you will be humming all the way home. With a band of swashbuckling…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Trial by Jury & The Sorcerer Accompanied by a full Orchestra A magical double bill of two Gilbert & Sullivan favourites.  Trial by Jury is a delightful, one act operetta about the glamorous Angelina, jilted by her dastardly fiancee Edwin. She decides to sue him for breach of promise of marriage. The judge and indeed all the members of the jury fall for Angelina’s charms so will she finally manage to walk down the aisle?…

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  The Heath Quartet Oliver Heath, violin    Sara Wolstenholme, violin Gary Pomeroy, viola    Chris Murray, cello Haydn  Quartet in D, Op.71, No.2 Britten  Quartet No.2 in C, Op.36 Tchaikovsky  Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11 The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 it became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in…

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  Join us for this illustrated talk by Joseph Brand, covering the first five opera's in this year's season. Lasting around 2 hours, the talk will be accompanied by recorded musical extracts and will give background information on the creators, performers and production associated with each opera. Joseph Brand's sixty-plus years of opera-going covers some 2000 performances and he has written, reviewed and lectured widely on the subject of opera.  His enthusiasm has taken him to performances throughout the UK…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Ruddigore Accompanied by a full Orchestra Don’t miss this classic melodrama performed by the G&S Opera Company. Sir Despard Murgatroyd has inherited a witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony, but his shy, unassuming elder brother Robin, believed to be dead, is discovered to be alive and living nearby. Robin must now step into his rightful place and assume the title of the Bad Baronet of Ruddigore…

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October 2018

MET Broadcast: Aida

October 6th 5:55 pm

  AIDA (VERDI) Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Cast: Aida (Anna Netrebko), Amneris (Anita Rachvelishvili), Radamés (Aleksandrs Antonenko), Amonasro (Quinn Kelsey), The King (Ryan Speedo Green). Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production. Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili—is an implacable rival for…

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