Some upcoming events in Australia

 - 2019 -

23, 25, 26 October: SSO in Richard Strauss & Fauré

SSO


Richard Strauss harnesses music’s ability to express the inexpressible in Death and Transfiguration, a moving journey into a blazing eternity. And Strauss recalls this youthful work in the serene farewell of Four Last Songs. Strauss’s late masterpiece is sensuously in touch with the joys of life, even as life slips away. The songs luxuriate in the autumnal richness of an opulent orchestra and the beauty of the soprano voice, here the exquisite Erin Wall.

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem for soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra remembers the dead and consoles the living with music of poignant elegance and heavenly beauty. It is one of the most beloved sacred works in the repertoire – timeless, contemplative and radiant.

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Saturday 2 November: 'All-Wagner Gala', TSO, Hobart

TSO


7.30pm, Saturday, 2 November 2019
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey Street, Hobart

Following her triumphant and award-winning performance with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016, Nina Stemme returns to Hobart for an 'All-Wagner Gala'. Appearing with her is fellow Swede John Lundgren, acclaimed for his Wagner interpretations at the Bayreuth Festival, Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Marko Letonja, conductor of the 2016 concert, is the third star in the evening’s firmament.

This all-Wagner gala delivers emotion-filled and epic scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, including Wotan’s Farewell (Die Walküre) and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene (Götterdämmerung), as well as the Ring’s most stirring orchestral episodes, such as the Ride of the Valkyries and Siegfried’s Funeral Music. The concert also includes highlights from The Flying Dutchman.

Tickets from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra:


2, 3 November: Die Walküre Act 1 semi-staged performance, North Melbourne Meat Market

 

- 2020 -

16, 20, 23, 29 May: Lohengrin, Co-production by Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Opera Australia, in Melbourne

Lohengrin


Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch 

Lohengrin: David Butt Philip

Elsa: David Butt Philip

Ortrud: Elena Gabouri

Telramund: Alexander Krasnov

Heinrich: Daniel Sumegi

Herald: Warwick Fyfe


August: Das Rheingold conducted by Anthony Negus, Melbourne Opera


28, 31 October: Tristan und Isolde, Opera Queensland

Tristan und Isolde - English National Opera


In concert with the Opera Queensland Chorus and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall, QPAC.

Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Director: Patrick Nolan
Isolde: Meagan Miller
Tristan: Simon O’Neill

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10 November–5 December: Ring Cycles In Brisbane, Opera Australia

Ring Cycle


Opera Australia has announced a new production of the Ring Cycle - on a high-tech digital set - at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre between 10 November and 5 December 2020. 

Performance dates at Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Cycle 1: 10 – 17 November 2020
Cycle 2: 19 – 26 November 2020
Cycle 3: 28 November – 5 December 2020

Prices
The Ring Cycle is a special event and is not part of Opera Australia’s regular season. Each Ring Cycle is sold as a 4-opera series and tickets are available for complete 4-opera cycles only. Concessions are not available.

Premium $2200
A Reserve $1800
B Reserve $1000
C Reserve $380

Philippe Auguin (Conductor)
Shi-Zheng Chen (Director & Production Designer)

WOTAN / WANDERER Vitalij Kowaljow
BRÜNNHILDE Allison Oakes
SIEGFRIED Stefan Vinke
ALBERICH Warwick Fyfe
MIME Andreas Conrad
SIEGMUND Rosario La Spina
SIEGLINDE Anna-Louise Cole
FASOLT / HAGEN Daniel Sumegi
GUNTHER Luke Gabbedy
GUTRUNE Maija Kovalevska
LOGE John Longmuir
FRICKA Jacqueline Dark
FAFNER / HUNDING Donald Thomson
DONNER Michael Honeyman
FROH Dean Bassett
FREIA / HELMWIGE Mariana Hong
ERDA Liane Keegan
WOGLINDE Eva Kong
WELLGUNDE / GERHILDE Jane Ede
FLOSSHILDE / SCHWERTLEITE Dominica Matthews
ORTLINDE / THIRD NORN Olivia Cranwell
WALTRAUTE Deborah Humble
ROSSWEISE / SECOND NORN Sian Sharp
SIEGRUNE Ileana Rinaldi
GRIMGERDE / FIRST NORN Angela Hogan
WOODBIRD Stacey Alleaume