Upcoming performances for our Artists in May 2017

May 1, 2017

Upcoming performances for our Artists in May 2017


Robert Macfarlane performs Monteverdi/Kats-Chernin Orfeo – Prologue with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for the Metropolis New Music Festival. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. 4 May at 19:30.
Carmen with Opera Australia. Michael Scott-Mitchell: Set Designer. Luke Gabbedy: Dancairo, Sian Pendry: Mercédès. State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Opens 4 May, with further performances on 6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 May.

La Sonnambula with Victorian Opera. Richard Mills: Conductor. Roxane Hislop: Teresa. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 5 May at 19:30.

Jaewoo Kim performs Rossini Stabat Mater and Verdi Don Carlos duet with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. 6 May at 20:00 and 7 May at 14:00.

At the Coriole Music Festival, Andrew Goodwin performs:
- On 6 May at 11:00: Ravel Histoires Naturelles (with David Barnard, piano),
- On 6 May at 17:00: Janáček The Diary of One Who Disappeared (with Anna Dowsley, mezzo-soprano, Konstantin Shamray, piano, Sisters of Abundance off-stage female voices),
-  On 7 May at 11:00: Ives Songs my mother taught me, Foster Beautiful Dreamer, Ives General William Booth enters into Heaven, Foster I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair, Ives Serenity and 1, 2, 3 (with David Barnard, piano).
The Coriole Music Festival takes place in the Barrel Room at the Coriole Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia on 6 and 7 May.
Richard Gill conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Ears Wide Open: Beethoven – Piano Concerto no. 5 “Emperor” with Stefan Cassomenos (piano). Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. 8 May at 18:30.
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci with Opera Australia. Sian Pendry: Lola, Samuel Dundas: Silvio. State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Opens 10 May, with further performances on 13, 15, 17 and 20 May.
Don Quixote with West Australian Ballet. Allan Lees: Set and Costume Designer, Jon Buswell: Lighting Designer. His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth. Opens 11 May, with further performances on 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 May.
Trouble in Tahiti with Lost & Found Opera. Christopher Tonkin: Sam. 10, Yalgun Road, City Beach, Perth. Opens 12 May, with further performances 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20 May.
Jacqueline Porter performs Brahms Requiem with Victoria Chorale. St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. 13 May at 19:30.
Natalie Aroyan, Virgilio Marino and David Parkin perform Verdi Requiem with Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 14 May at 17:00.
My Fair Lady with Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation. Katherine Wiles: Mrs Boxington. Regent Theatre, Melbourne. Opens 16 May, running until 9 July before transferring to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in August.
Australia Piano Quartet and Damien Eckersley (double bass) perform Eternal Current: Schnittke Piano Quartetin A minor (after Mahler), Dermot Tutty Da Sola for solo double bass, Schubert Piano Quintet in A ‘The Trout’. The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. 19 May at 18:00.
King Roger with Opera Australia. Michael Honeyman: King Roger. State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Opens 19 May, with further performances on 23, 25, 27 May.
Richard Gill conducts the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra and Fiona Campbell (mezzo soprano) in Rossini The Barber of Seville: Overture and Una voce poco fa; Io sono docile; The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture and Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!; Cinderella: Nacqui all’affanno, Non piu mesta; and Schubert Symphony no. 8 ‘Unfinished’. Sydney: City Recital Hall, Angel Place on 20 May at 19:30 | Melbourne: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on 22 May at 19:30.
Andrew Goodwin performs Saint-Saens Requiem with Sydney University Graduate Choir. Great Hall, University of Sydney. 21 May at 15:00.
The Pearlfishers with Opera Queensland. Graham Abbott: Conductor. Emma Matthews: Leila, Aldo Di Toro: Nadir, Andrew Collis: Nourabad. Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane. Opens 25 May, with further performances on 27 and 30 May, 1 and 3 June.
Virgilio Marino performs some favourite opera arias, popular ballads and charming melodies in An Afternoon with Jason Barry-Smith and Friends for Opera Queensland. Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane. 27 May at 13:30.


Pelléas et Mélisande with the Cleveland Orchestra. Peter Rose: Arkel. Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Opens 2 May, with further performances on 4 and 6 May. 

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Khachaturian Piano Concerto with the Gewandhaus Orchester. Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany. 4 May and 5 May at 20:00.
Hadleigh Adams (Jesus) performs Bach St Matthew Passion with Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, Collorado, USA. 5 May at 19:30 and 7 May at 13:00.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Musicians from the Gewandhaus Orchester perform Evans Here's That Rainy Day, Gershwin Sweet and Lowdown, Satie Gnosienne Nos. 1 and 4, Poulenc Sextet, Prokofiev Flute Sonata for Klassik underground. Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany. 5 May at 22:00.

Siobhan Stagg performs excerpts from Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland with the SWR Symphony Orchestra. Cologne Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany. 7 May at 20:00.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden. 10 and 11 May at 19:00.
Antony Walker conducts Washington Concert Opera’s Gala Concert: 30 Years of Glorious Music, celebrating 30 years of WCO and Antony’s 15 years as Artistic Director. National Museum of women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA. 11 May at 18:00.
Anita Watson performs Haydn Nelson Mass with University of Plymouth Choral Society. St Andre's Church Plymouth, England.  20 May at 19:30.

Richard Gill conducts Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in Unwrap the Music: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Andrew Beer (violin). Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand. 24 May at 18:30.
Glass Les Enfants Terribles with Opera Parallèle. Hadleigh Adams: Paul. Caroline H. Hume Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California, USA. Opens 26 May, with further performances on 27 and 28 May.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 with Münchner Philharmoniker. Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich, Germany. 26 May at 20:00 and 27 May at 19:00.
Christopher Tonkin performs Durufle Requiem with Auckland Choral Society. St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, New Zealand. 28 May at 17:00.
Stuart Skelton performs the title role in Peter Grimes (in concert) with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Grieghallen, Griegsalen, Bergen, Norway. 30 May at 19:30.

Looking ahead to the first week of June 2017

Carmen with New Zealand Opera. Lindy Hume: Director. Emma Pearson: Micaëla, Wade Kernot: Zuniga. St James Theatre, Wellington: Opens 1 June, with further performances on 3, 6, 8 and 10 June | ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland: Opens 22 June, with further performances on 24, 27 29 June and 1 July | Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch: Opens 13 July, with further performances on 15, 18, 20 and 22 July.
Anna Leese performs Nielsen Symphony No. 3 ‘Sinfonia espansiva’ with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand. 1 June at 20:00.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 with Opéra de Nice. Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France. 2 June at 20:00 and 3 June at 18:00.
Natalie Aroyan, José Carbó (baritone) and Siro Battaglin (piano) perform Armenian and Argentinian songs and duets in Opera Australia’s Studio Recitals. The Opera Centre, Surry Hills. 3 June at 14:30.
Penelope Mills performs Vine Wonders with Canberra Choral Society. Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, Canberra. 3 June at 19:30.
Stuart Skelton performs Mahler Das Lied von der Erde with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA. 3 June at 15:00.
Bernhard Lang after Wagner Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 with Wiener Festwochen. Simone Young: Conductor. Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Austria. Opens 4 June, with further performances on 6 and 8 June.


Russell Harcourt will join rehearsals at Glyndebourne this month, where he will be covering the role of Rosencrantz in Brett Dean's new opera Hamlet.

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