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Classical Music in Melbourne

Free Organ Recital

Get away from the city bustle and enjoy a free organ recital in historic St Michael's Church.

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Opera Australia presents Bizet's powerful opera Carmen with Rinat Shaham (Carmen), Dmytro Popov (Don Jose), Shane Lowrencev (Escamillo),  Stacey Alleaume (Micaela), Adrian Tamburini (Zuniga), Luke Gabbedy (Dancairo), Benjamin Rasheed (Remendado), Christopher Hillier (Morales), Jane Ede (Frasquita), Sian Pendry (Mercedes), Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria conducted by Brian Castles-Onion.

4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th & 26th May 2017

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Listen to the Habanera from Carmen.

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Szymanowski's opera King Roger

Opera Australia together with the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria (Melbourne) conducted by Andrea Molino present

Cast - King Roger Michael Honeyman; Roxana Lorina Gore; Shepherd Arthur Espiritu; Edrisi James Egglestone; Deaconess Dominica Matthews; Archiereios Gennadi Dubinsky.

This is a co-production with the Royal Opera House and Dallas Opera. Running time: approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one interval. Sung in Polish with English surtitles.

7.30pm 19th, 23rd & 25th May; 1pm 27th May 2017

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Woodend Winter Arts Festival
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

Leoš Janáček's wonderful opera The Cunning Little Vixen performed by a cast of adults and children from the Victorian Opera with Orchestra Victoria.

White Hat strongly recommends anyone in 20th century music and opera, or just wanting to experience an inspired and unsentimental reflection on the cycle of life, to attend this performance. You can read our review at The Cunning Little Vixen - The White Hat Review.

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Some related broadcasts of interest

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