Upcoming performances for our Artists in January 2017

January 4, 2017

Upcoming performances for our Artists in January 2017


La Bohème with Opera Australia. Christopher Tonkin: Marcello. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opens 4 January, with further performances on 5, 6, 7, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23 January.

Biographica with Sydney Chamber Opera and Ensemble Offspring for Sydney Festival. Andrew Goodwin: tenor. Carriageworks Bay 20, Eveleigh, Sydney. Opens 7 January, with further performances on 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13 January.

Sally-Anne Russell performs in the Baroque Opera Gala, featuring works of Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi and Vivaldi, at Peninsula Summer Music Festival. On the lawn of St John the Evangelist, King St, Flinders, Victoria. 7 January at 19:00.

Li-Wei Qin is Artist-in-residence at Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp from 8-14 January, where he will be interviewed about his career, run a special cello class for all the cellists at Camp, meet with the composition students, perform chamber music with the tutors, and perform solo works with the orchestras on the Saturday. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide. 14 January - Orchestral Concert 1 at 16:00 and Orchestral Concert 2 at 19:30.

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci with Opera Australia. Sian Pendry: Lola. Samuel Dundas: Silvio. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opens 12 January, with further performances on 14, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 January, 1 and 4 February.

Nicholas Carter conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Symphony under the Stars: Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Mozart Sinfonia concertante (Andrew Haveron, violin, and Tobias Breider, viola), Elgar Enigma Variations and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, for the Sydney Festival. The Domain, Sydney. 14 January at 20:00.

Great Opera Hits with Opera Australia. Natalie Aroyan: 15 January – 19 March, Luke Gabbedy: 29 January, 12, 26 February, 5, 12, 19, 26 March. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. All performances are at 17:00.

King Roger with Opera Australia. Michael Honeyman: King Roger. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opens 20 January, with further performances on 28 and 31 January, 2, 4, 8, 11 and 15 February.

Elvira Fatykhova, Sian Pendry and Luke Gabbedy perform opera’s most famous arias, under the stars in Opera in the Domain with Opera Australia and Sydney Festival. The Domain, Sydney. 21 January at 20:00.

James Crabb performs in Summer Sounds… A World of Music – a mini festival to celebrate traditional and contemporary music in the beautiful surrounds of Bermagui, hosted by Four Winds. Four Winds Rd, Bermagui, NSW. 26 January starting at 13:00.

Olivia Cranwell and Jeremy Kleeman perform some of their favourite opera solos and duets at the Murray River International Music Festival. Mercy Theatre, Mildura, Victoria. 26 January at 19:30.


The Present with Sydney Theatre Company. Nick Schlieper: Lighting Designer. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, New York, USA. Opens 8 January, running until 19 March.

Diana Doherty gives masterclasses on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts for students, and performs Mozart Oboe Concerto, Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Dorati Duo concertante at the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada. Masterclasses on 13 January at 10:00 and 14:00. Diana’s concert will be held at the Mazzolini Hall on 15 January at 14:00.

Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Netherlands Opera. Peter Rose: Osmin, Siobhan Stagg: Blonde. Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Opens 13 January with further performances on 15, 21, 24 and 26 January.

James Crabb performs Birtwistle The Last Supper with BBC Symphony Orchestra. Grand Hall, Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland. 14 January at 19:30.

Diana Doherty performs Mozart Oboe Concerto, Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Dorati Duo concertante with Terence Tam (violin), Lorraine Min (piano), Joseph Elworthy (cello) and Barry Shiffman (violin), for Music in the Morning. Vancouver Academy of Music, Vancouver, Canada. 18, 19 and 20 January at 10:30.

Li-Wei Qin joins Cho-Liang Lin (violin), Brett Dean (viola, Composer-in-Residence), Borromeo Quartet, Haochen Zhang (piano) and more, for the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. Hong Kong. 19 – 25 January.

Ernani with Oper Frankfurt. Simone Young: Conductor. Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany. Opens 20 January with a further performance on 22 January.

Diana Doherty and the St Lawrence String Quartet perform Bliss Quintet for Oboe and Strings, for Stanford Live. Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, California, USA. 22 January at 14:30.

Jonathan Abernethy performs in Music in Parks: New Zealand Opera. Dingle Dell, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand on 28 January at 18:00, and Massey Homestead, Mangere East, Auckland, New Zealand on 29 January at 18:00.

Simone Young conducts Carmen in concert with the Orchestre National de France. Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. 31 January and 2 February.

Looking ahead to the first week of February 2017

Lohengrin with Opéra National de Paris. Stuart Skelton: Lohengrin. Opéra Bastille, Paris, France. 2, 5, 8, 11, 15 and 18 February.

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.

‘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.


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