To the end of love – Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony and Rossini’s daring Barber of Seville.
Experience the style and grandeur of a live performance with full symphonic period instrument orchestra, conducted by Richard Gill AO, with the mesmerising mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell singing the most extraordinary arias from Rossini’s operas.
The intrigue and daring of Rossini’s operas, written early in the 19th century, bring unbridled passion to the concert stage with heroic and comedic characters, setting your heart racing with lively and engaging orchestral energy and shimmering colours. Schubert’s portrayal of unrequited love will be felt keenly in his Overture in C minor and his Unfinished Symphony, whose depth and breadth of passion journeys us into the unknown.
Presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816)
Recit: Una voce poco fa; Aria: Io sono docile
L’Italiana in Algeri (1813)
Aria: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!
La Cenerentola (1816)
Recit: Nacqui all’affanno; Aria: Non piu mesta
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Overture in C minor D.8 for Strings (1811)
‘Unfinished’ Symphony No.8 in B minor D.759 (1822)
Join Richard Gill OAM for a pre-concert talk in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall from 6.45pm – 7.15pm.
Australia’s brightest and shiniest new orchestra … with its mellifluous woodwind, punchy brass and beautifully tuned strings … orchestra seventeen88 captured that ‘doing something differently’ spirit perfectly in what was a genuinely exciting evening. It’s to be hoped that this exciting young orchestra will continue to carry through their own revolution in the years to come. Bravo! … this is an important addition to Australia’s musical landscape.
This production is part of the following series:
Cast & Crew
Monday 22 May 2017 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
A reserve $75 ($65 Concession)
A reserve $30
A reserve $67.50
Purchase the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra 3-concert package and save!
A reserve $202.50 ($175.50 Concession)
A Transaction Fee between $5.50 and $8 applies to orders made online and by phone. A Delivery Fee of up to $5.50 may also apply.
Do you have a promo code?
Click ‘Book Tickets’ below to enter your promo code on the following page.
Did you know?
Melbourne Recital Centre Members enjoy waived transaction fees and save 10% on tickets to selected concerts? Click here for more information.