Raphael Wong

Freelance Musician

feb 2

What’s On Stonnington presents Puccini's La Boheme: The Classics Opera 2019

Victoria Gardens, Prahran

7:30pm. FREE EVENT. 

Creative Team:
Artistic Director: Cameron Menzies 
Conductor: Simon Bruckard
Host: Mairi Nicolson
Stage Manager: Jessica Smithett Jess Fisher
Production Manager: Carl McKinnon
Couture Gowns: Miss Cranwell, Miss Lyon and Miss Nicolson dressed by Linda Britten
Gentlemans costumes: Rose Chong
The Classics Opera Orchestra 2019.

Olivia Cranwell Mimi.
Claire Louise Lyon Musetta
Matthew Reardon Rodolfo
Christopher Tonkin Marcello
Raphael Wong Schaunard
Darcy Carroll Colline
Roger Lemke Benoit/Alcindoro

Feb 16

Victorian Rotary Multi District Conference


Feb 20 - 24

Immerse yourself in the legend of the Holy Grail and the knights who protect it, and witness the most beautiful quest for redemption in the literature of opera.

From the prelude of Parsifal onwards, you will be mesmerised by music of sacred dimensions; a testament to the mystical power of harmony. Wagner traversed unknown territories of musical writing with his mythical odyssey, shaping an incomparable world that enthralled composers as diverse as Sibelius, Mahler and Debussy, and later inspired major film score composers.

For this exceptional event, we welcome some of the world’s greatest Wagnerian singers; mezzo-soprano Katarina Dalayman and bass Peter Rose join internationally revered Melbourne baritone Derek Welton, who was acclaimed for his performance of Klingsor at the 2018 Bayreuth festival.

Director Roger Hodgman guides this new, modern production with poetry and simplicity, following the prophesied odyssey of Parsifal from blasphemer to saviour.

After their celebrated performance in The Flying Dutchman, the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) returns with their typical vigour and vitality under the baton of the intrepid Richard Mills.

Enjoy a night of musical indulgence and be treated to an eclectic array of songs from the world of Opera and Musical Theatre, performed by some of the most sought-after performers in the Australian Operatic Scene. This fundraising event will support the various humanitarian projects of Rotary Central Melbourne.

march 2

may 31 - june 3

Rotary International Convention. Hamburg, Germany.


more to be announced soon…