‘Skelton’s monumental performance combined glorious warmth and colour with elemental expressive energy that taps something deeply human and intuitive.’ – Sydney Morning Herald
From the vocal and dramatic demands of Wagner’s Ring Cycle to the pathos and power of Britten’s Peter Grimes, Skelton’s astonishing ability to give voice and life to a character has put him in hot demand from New York to Melbourne. His performances of Wagner and Mahler are well known to orchestra- and opera-goers, but in this debut recital at Melbourne Recital Centre we discover another side of this great artist, delving into his other musical interests, and revelling in the rare opportunity to spend time in musical conversation with an outstanding singer. Skelton and associate artist UK-based repetiteur Richard Peirson explore rarely-heard gems by composers both familiar and overlooked.
From Melbourne Recital Centre’s Director of Artistic Planning, Marshall McGuire:
‘Australian singers have always made their mark on the world, and Stuart Skelton now sits at the top of this list, frequently appearing at the great opera houses and concert halls of the world, acclaimed as one of the great heldentenors (‘heroic tenors’) of our time – so Stuart is not only a great performer, he’s a superhuman one.’
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
PROGRAM, ARTIST, TALKS
Stuart Skelton (AUS), tenor
Richard Peirson (UK), piano
Bold William Taylor
Hard-hearted Barb’ra (H)Ellen
Fuglinn i fjörunni (Þórarinsson)
Þú eina hjartans yndið mitt (Kaldalóns)
Ave Maria (Kaldalóns)
4 Poems of Victor Hugo (Liszt)
O Quand je dors
S’il est un charmant Gazon
Enfant, si j’etais Roi
Wesendonck Lieder (Wagner)
Dies eine kann mein Sehnen nimmer fassen
Mond, so gehst du wieder auf
Poema en forma de Canciones (Turina)
Los dos miedos
Las locas por amor
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