Reflections of light and darkness, love and loss
Saturday 7th May @3pm
Presented by Marais Project
Music is all about colour: the infinitely variable colour of sound entwined with the energy of live performance. Founded in 2000 by Jennifer Eriksson, The Marais Project was created to highlight the unique tone colour of the viola da gamba which blends effortlessly with the voice and plucked instruments.
Precious Colours is inspired by the title of first track of The Marais Project’s new album, a work by composer Alice Chance. The album, ‘Australian Monody’, will be formally released at this special event.
Purcell, Monteverdi, Marais, Carl Vine, Alice Chance, Susie Bishop, Isaac Nathan and Michael Nyman
Russell Harcourt – countertenor
Susie Bishop – voice and violin
Jennifer Eriksson and Catherine Upex – viola da gamba
Tommie Eriksson – theorbo and guitar
$25 children and school students
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Saturday 21st May @ 2pm
Presented by Pacific Opera
Pacific Opera presents Puccini’s Suor Angelica for one performance only at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney. In a single hour, Puccini’s Suor Angelica reveals how music can stir our deepest emotions.
The tragic story of love and loss has been brought to life by many of the world’s greatest singers, including our very own Cheryl Barker AO, who will direct this production. Cheryl shares her wealth of experience with Pacific Opera’s Young Artists, particularly Ellen McNeil who will play the devastating title role. The performance is musically directed by Bradley Gilchrist.
Join us after the show for an afternoon tea (to be purchased with ticket) and interview with cast members and international soprano Cheryl Barker AO.
Tickets can be purchased individually, or in combination with the Pocket Opera production of Britten’s Albert Herring at 4:30pm May 21st.
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Saturday 21st May @ 4:30pm
Presented by Pacific Opera
Pacific Opera presents Britten’s Albert Herring for one performance only at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney. This delightful coming of age story, told in abridged, Pocket Opera form, follows the journey of Albert, from dutiful grocer's son, to reluctant "May King” and his outrageous, life-affirming exploits.
Come and meet the colourful characters of the fictional town of Loxford in East Suffolk. This comic opera celebrates some of Britten’s wittiest musical inventions as well as his gift for parody and caricature. This ingenious and entertaining score will be directed by Peter Coleman-Wright AO and will feature singers from the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program. It is musically directed by Bradley Gilchrist.
Tickets can be purchased individually, or in combination with the production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica at 2pm May 21st.
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