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Opera Gala, Love and Lust

Saturday 9 June, 2018
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 7.30pm

Simon Kenway Conductor
Ian Warwick Director
2017 Pacific Opera Young Director

Soloists and Ensemble from Pacific Opera

Soloists
Ayako Ohtake, Soprano
Laura Scandizzo, Soprano
Livia Brash, Soprano
Caleb Son, Tenor
Christopher Curcuruto, Bass-Baritone

Ensemble
Sopranos – Katherine Allen, Michaella Edelstein, Rebecca MacCallion, Sarah Prestwidge, Sophie Salvesani.
Mezzo soprano – Rebecca Hart, Victoria Hodgkinson, Elora Ledger.
Tenors – Nathan Bryon, Daine Ellicott.
Baritones – Andrew Dickson, Geoffrey Carman, Joseph JaeKwon Kim, Timothy Nunn.

Read more about each performer by clicking on their name.

You can’t afford to miss this year’s Opera Gala, which features Australia’s finest young singers from Pacific Opera singing arias, ensembles, and directed scenes from operas such as Beethoven’s Fidelio, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. This beautiful program is conducted by Simon Kenway and guarantees you a very special Saturday night!

VERDI La Traviata: Prelude Act One (Canberra Symphony Orchestra)
ROSSINI Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa (Livia Brash)
VERDI Macbetto: Come dal ciel precipita (Christopher Curcuruto)
VERDI Falstaff: Sul fil d’un soffio etesio (Ayako Ohtake, Pacific Opera Female Ensemble)
PUCCINI Tosca: E lucevan le stelle (Caleb Son)
R STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gibt ein Reich (Laura Scandizzo)
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Mir ist so wunderbar (Ayako Ohtake, Laura Scandizzo, Caleb Son, Chrisopher Curcuruto)
MASSENET Thaïs: Meditation (CSO Principal Violin, Pacific Opera Ensemble)
MASSENET Hérodiade: Il est doux, Il est bon (Livia Brash)
DELIBES Lakmé: Sous le dôme épais (Ayako Ohtake, Laura Scandizzo)

INTERVAL

TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin: Polonaise (Canberra Symphony Orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda vï udalilis (Caleb Son)
CILEA La Wally: Ebben ne andrò lontana (Laura Scandizzo)
VERDI Rigoletto: Caro nome (Ayako Ohtake, Pacific Opera Ensemble)
VERDI Rigoletto: Storm scene (Ayako Ohtake, Livia Brash, Caleb Son, Chrisopher Curcuruto, Pacific Opera Ensemble)
J STRAUSS Die Fledermaus: Champagne Trio, Act Two (Pacific Opera Ensemble)