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Opera in the Bowl
Opera Australia
Free
Turandot
Opera Australia
Melbourne Arts Centre
Faust
Gounod
Opera Australia
Free Organ Recital
St Michael's Church
Thursday lunchtimes

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Classical Music in Melbourne

Classical Music in Melbourne

Classical Music

Concerts and performances
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Some forthcoming performances in Melbourne:

Mazda Opera in The Bowl

Opera in The Bowl

It’s a Saturday evening in summer. You’re sitting in a park with family and friends, and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is complete when the glorious live music from Opera Australia begins.

Hear our brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias with the magnificent backing of Orchestra Victoria.

Dress up — or not — it's your night to enjoy the power of the human voice in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Melbourne loves best.



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Turandot

Turandot is a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set with music by Puccini in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. Nessun dorma is just one of its magnificent moments.

Renowned conductor Christian Badea returns to Australia to conduct this production by Opera Australia: Lise Lindstrom as the ice princess, Walter Fraccaro as the man determined to win her heart and Karah Son as his devoted servant, Liù.



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Faust

Sir David McVicar’s grand production of Gounod's Faust  for Opera Australia sets the opera in the composer’s own time: the decadence and debauchery of 1870s Paris. Between towering cathedral columns and the crumbling proscenium arch of the theatre, Faust’s terrible pact plays out in all of its sinister splendour.

Faust is grand opera at its very best, with a hefty dose of theatricality and wit from a director renowned for his nuanced productions. French maestro Guillaume Tourniaire leads an exciting cast. Saimir Pirgu sings the title role with the impossibly young Kazakh soprano, Maria Mudryak, as Marguerite. Teddy Tahu Rhodes is dazzling as Méphistophélès.

7pm 27th & 29th November, 3rd & 5th December; 12.30pm 7th December 2019



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Free Organ Recital
Get away from the city bustle and enjoy a free organ recital in historic St Michael's Church. ..
Woodend Winter Arts Festival
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days. ..

Selected Sheet Music

Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Merle J. Isaac. Masterworks; SmartMusic; String Orchestra. Highland/Etling String Orchestra. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Conductor Score. 28 pages. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.12756S).
Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concerto No 3 - BWV 1048 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Baroque Period, Repertoire, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 66 pages. Published by Arte Nova Music Lab (S0.43295).
Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concertos 1-3 BWV 1046/1047/1048 Eulenburg Audio+Score Series. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Eulenburg Audio+Score (Pocket Scores + CD). Classical. Softcover study score and CD. 124 pages. Eulenburg Edition #EAS102. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49044001).
Cover tiny file look inside 6 Brandenburg Concertos Study Score. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Study Score. Concerto, Baroque, Classical. 274 pages. Ricordi #PR733. Published by Ricordi (HL.50086400).
Cover tiny file look inside Goldberg Variations Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Kurt Soldan. This edition: Urtext. Baroque. Collection. With fingerings and introductory text. BWV 988. 52 pages. Edition Peters #EP4462. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP4462).
Cover tiny file look inside Goldberg Variations Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ralph Kirkpatrick. Piano Large Works. Baroque. Collection. With performance notes and introductory text. BWV 988. 83 pages. G. Schirmer #LB1980. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481953).
Cover tiny file look inside J.S.Bach Orchestral Suite no.1 in C major BWV 1066 - Complete Piano version Composed by Bach Johann Sebastian. Arranged by Santino Cara. Baroque Period. Sheet Music Single. 24 pages. Published by Santino Cara (S0.59589).
 
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