Unfinished Romance - Rossini & Schubert

Fiona Campbell


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

Gioacchino Rossini
L’Italiana in Algeri (1813)
Aria: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!

Gioacchino Rossini
La Cenerentola (1816)
Recit: Nacqui all’affanno; Aria: Non piu mesta

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Overture in C minor D.8 for Strings (1811)

Franz Schubert
‘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.


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