Free Organ Recital
Get away from the city bustle and enjoy a free organ recital in historic St Michael's Church.
The Coronation of Poppea
Opera’s bold re-imagining of
Coronation of Poppea - a
bloodthirsty baroque drama in which love triumphs, but at what cost?
This dangerous and sexy production tells the tale of the beautiful Poppea as
she convinces Emperor Nero to abandon his wife, destroy his friends and
crown her Empress. This is opera up close and personal.
With a cast of singing actors led by Rebecca Rashleigh
in the title role,
Nick Jones as Emperor Nero and Caroline Vercoe
as his scorned Empress Ottavia.
This full-length bloodthirsty drama will be
directed by Tyran Parke,
leading an exceptional Melbourne creative team including
Bryn Cullen and
Dann Barber. Music
Direction is by Lyric's Artistic Director
Pat Miller, leading
an eclectic ensemble fused of period and modern instruments.
Italian with surtitles in English
Three hours, including one interval
Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie
Australian conductor Simone Young AM will bring together
Australia’s finest musicians from the international stage and Australia’s
finest pre-professional musicians from the
Academy of Music (ANAM) for one spectacular performance of
Turangalîla-Symphonie. Featuring soloists Timothy Young,
piano and Jacob Abela,
Messiaen’s Turangalîla is both a monumental symphony and a
virtuosic piano concerto, an epic symphonic 'love song' demanding the full
commitment of over one hundred orchestral musicians. Turangalîla is
considered one of the most important pieces of the 20th century and is
scored for a huge orchestra, with multiple percussionists, brass, winds and
a virtuosic piano solo which will be performed by Timothy Young and
featuring Jacob Abela on the electronic ondes Martenot.
The performance will be the culmination of a unique artistic
collaboration between the
World Orchestra and ANAM where Australia’s next generation of
musical talent are mentored by Australia’s finest musicians from both home
Woodend Winter Arts Festival
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the
visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days.