Upcoming performances for our Artists in February 2017

February 1, 2017

Upcoming performances for our Artists in February 2017


La Traviata with Opera Australia. Samuel Dundas: Marquis d’Obigny, Natalie Aroyan: Annina (until 13 March). Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opens 3 February, with further performances on 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25 February, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 March and 1 April.
Brad Cohen conducts Emma Pearson and Virgilio Marino in West Australian Opera’s 50thAnniversary gala concert, featuring thrilling highlights from the operatic treasury. Supreme Court Gardens, Perth. 4 February at 20:00.
Emma Matthews performs some of her favourite bel canto arias in Murder, Madness and Mayhem – The Classics: Opera, for the City of Stonnington. Victoria Gardens, Prahran, Melbourne. 4 February at 19:30.
Robert Macfarlane performs Bach Cantatas BWV 106, 125 and 95 with the Canberra Bach Ensemble. St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka, Canberra. 4 February at 20:00 and 5 February at 14:30.
‘Tis Pity: An Operatic Fantasia on Selling the Skin and the Teeth with Victorian Opera. Richard Mills: Composer & Arranger, Conductor. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. Opens 4 February with further performances on 6, 7 and 8 February.
Boorna Waanginy - The Trees Speak with Perth International Arts Festival for the Festival Opening. Zoë Atkinson: Artistic Associate and Designer. Celebrate this land we share, through this walkabout event through Kings Park. Kings Park, Perth. 10-12 February from 20:00-22:30 each night.
Nicholas Carter conducts the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz Le corsair, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Simon Tedeschi, piano) and Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2. Adelaide Town Hall. 11 February at 19:30.

Li-Wei Qin performs the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Australian Youth Orchestra, as part of their 60th Anniversary Concerts. Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, Canberra on 15 February at 19:00, and Sydney Town Hall on 16 February at 19:00.

Tosca with Opera Australia. Michael Scott-Mitchell: Set Designer, Nick Schlieper: Lighting Designer. Luke Gabbedy: Sacristan. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opens 17 February, with further performances on 21, 25, 28 February, 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 22, 25, 29, 31 March.

Graham Abbott conducts the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Verdi Nabucco: Overture, Ponchielli Dance of the hours, Rodrigo Andaluz concerto for 4 guitars and orchestra (1st and 3rd movements, with Guitar Trek), Rossini Barber of Seville: Overture, Rossini Italian Girl in Algiers Overture, Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo, Rossini La gazza ladra: Overture, Boccherini Minuet (from String Quintet), Rossini William Tell: Overture (Finale). Gardens of Government House, Yarralumla, Canberra. 18 February at 18:00.

Museum of Water with Perth International Arts Festival. Zoë Atkinson: Designer. Consider your relationship with the world’s most indispensable liquid as we build the WA edition of the award-winning Museum of Water. Set to open in PIAF 2018 before becoming part of the Western Australian Museum’s permanent collection, Museum of Water is a radically different kind of museum. Bring your water to: Cottesloe Beach on 18 and 19 February from 08:00-11:00 and 16:00-19:00, Central Park Perth CBD 21 – 23 February from 11:00-18:00, Reflection Pond UWA 25 and 26 February from 11:00-18:00 and Old Mount Barker Co-op Museum of the Great Southern, Albany on 4 and 5 March 10:00-16:00.

Diana Doherty performs the premiere of the Westlake Oboe Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. 22 February at 18:30, 23 February at13:30 and 24 February at 20:00.

Nicholas Carter conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev Symphony no.1, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (Anne-Marie Johnson, violin), Tchaikovsky Symphony no.4. Melbourne Town Hall. 24 February at 19:30.
At the 3MBS Mozart Marathon at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on 26 February:

  • Concert 1 at 9:30 - The Australia Piano Quartet with guest violinist Andrew Haveron perform Piano Quartet in G minor K.478.
  • Concert 2 at 11:30 - Andrew Goodwin and Daniel de Borah perform Dies Bildnis from The Magic Flute and Dalla sua pace from Don Giovanni.
  • Concert 5 at 18:00 - Richard Mills conducts the 3MBS Chamber Orchestra in Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ‘Turkish’ K.219 (Sophie Rowell, violin), Non più andrai from The Marriage of Figaro, K.492 (Simon Meadows, Baritone) and Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622 (David Griffiths, clarinet) and the 3MBS Chamber Orchestra

Genevieve Lacey, Paul Wright (baroque violin), Daniel Yeadon (baroque cello) and Neal Peres Da Costa (harpsichord) play Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi and Bach. UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker, South Australia. 26 February at 14:30.

Jeremy Kleeman performs some of his favourite opera arias at Opera in the Market. K Shed, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. 27 February, with doors opening at 17:30 for a 19:45 start.


Lohengrin with Opéra National de Paris. Stuart Skelton: Lohengrin. Opéra Bastille, Paris, France. 2, 5, 8, 11, 15 and 18 February.
At the Adam Chamber Music Festival at Nelson in New Zealand, Andrew Goodwin performs in:

  • Bach by Candlelight: Aria from Cantata 171, Aria from Cantata 97, Aria from Cantata 148 and Aria from Cantata 41. Nelson Cathedral, 8 February at 19:30.
  • Love Triangle: Schumann Dichterliebe. Theatre Royal, Nelson. 9 February at 18:30.

Elektra with the Bayerische Staatsoper. Simone Young: Conductor. Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany. Opens 10 February, with further performances on 13 and 17 February.
The Mikado with New Zealand Opera. Jonathan Abernethy: Nanki-Poo, Andrew Collis: Pooh-Bah. Opens in Auckland at ASB Waterfront Theatre on 14 February, with further performances on 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 February, before moving to Wellington for performances at the Opera House on 25, 26, 28 February, 1 and 2 March, then travels to Christchurch for performances at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 7, 9, 10 and 11 March.
Carmen with Festival Opera at the Tremains Art Deco Festival. Anna Leese: Micaela. Napier Municipal Theatre, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Opens 14 February, with further performances on 16 and 18 February.
Richard Gill conducts the International Schools Choral Music Society at their 10th Anniversary Festival in works by composers including Brahms, Lin, Tin, Ives, Vaughan Williams, Rutter and Berlioz, culminating in a performance at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing, China. 15 February.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs the Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, Ravel Piano Trio in A minor and Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat major with Members of the Wiener Symphoniker. Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria. 19 February at 19:30.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor with the Wiener Symphoniker. Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria. 20 and 21 February at 19:30.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs MacMillan Piano Concerto No. 3 “Mysteries of Light” with the Brussels Philharmonic. Place Flagey, Brussels, Belgium on 23 February at 20:15 and at De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium on 24 February at 20:00.
Tannhäuser with Staatsoper Berlin. Simone Young: Conductor. Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Berlin, Germany. Opens 26 February, with further performances on 5 and 19 March.

Looking ahead to the first week of March 2017

Li-Wei Qin performs CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A major Wq172 and Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33 with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne on 2 March at 19:30, and Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on 5 March at 14:30.

Chimerica with Sydney Theatre Company. Nick Schlieper: Lighting Designer. Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney. Opens 4 March, running until 1 April.

Cold Light with The Street Theatre. Tobias Cole: Ambrose. The Street Theatre, City West, Canberra. Opens 4 March, running until 18 March. Cold Light is adapted by Alana Valentine, based on the novel Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse.

Nicholas Carter conducts the ANAM Orchestra in a programme of Ades Three Studies from Couperin, Britten Sinfonia de Requiem op.20, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis and Elgar Enigma Variations. South Melbourne Town Hall. 4 March at 19:30.

Don Giovanni with the Reisopera. Anita Watson: Donna Anna. Reisopera, Netherlands. Opens 4 March, with further performances on 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 March, 1, 4, 6, 8 April.

Beethoven Leonore with Washington Concert Opera. Antony Walker: Conductor. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. 5 March at 18:00.

Jenufa with Bayerische Staatsoper. Stuart Skelton: Laca. Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany. Opens 5 March, with further performances on 8, 11, 14 March, and for the Munich Opernfestspiele on 14 July.

La Traviata with Opera Australia. Emma Matthews: Violetta, joins the cast. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. 6 March, with further performances on 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 March and 1 April.

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