What’s On Stonnington presents Puccini's La Boheme: The Classics Opera 2019
Victoria Gardens, Prahran
7:30pm. FREE EVENT.
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
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.
april 26 - 28
More Than Opera proudly presents Pieces of Margery, an opera that delves into the complex challenges to relationships confronted with a life changing diagnosis of dementia. After nearly forty years of marriage, the settled and perfect routine of Margery and Leonard is thrown into chaos by Margery’s early symptoms and diagnosis. Headstrong and independent, she struggles with the fear of losing autonomy and dignity, as well as the humbling necessity of asking for help. Leonard, content with his routine, grapples with denial, fear of loss, and his inability to protect Margery.
Composer May Lyon’s nuanced and emotional score reflects and creates moments of tenderness, light-heartedness, and adversity. The libretto by May Lyon and Julia Vogel explores the many layers of human emotions that can be experienced on the road to acceptance.
Dramatic contralto Liane Keegan brings gravitas and poignancy to the role of Margery in performances conducted by MTO's Artistic Director, Alan Cook.
Raphael will be performing the role of Tom.
More information here.
may 31 - june 3
Rotary International Convention. Hamburg, Germany.