Handel’s Dixit Dominus & the 2023 RMP Aria

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

Presented by Royal Melbourne Philharmonic


Royal Melbourne Philharmonic presents a rare performance of Handel’s spectacular Dixit Dominus.

One of Handel’s earliest triumphs and widely regarded as one of his finest works. Written in the florid baroque style of the Italian Baroque, it is scored for five soloists, five-part chorus, string orchestra and continuo. Andrew Wailes conducts the acclaimed RMP Choir and Orchestra and outstanding soloists.

Seven of Australia’s finest emerging singers will perform magnificent arias and recitatives from the world of oratorio, accompanied by the brilliant Australian pianist Stefan Cassomenos. A feast for all music lovers, and a concert not to be missed.

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Andrew Wailes conductor
Stefan Cassomenos piano and harpsichord
Andrew Bainbridge chamber organ
Astrid Girdis Mia Robinson sopranos
Michael Burden alto
Timothy Reynolds tenor
Nicholas Dinopoulos bass baritone

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra

RMP Aria Finalists
Tom Buckmaster tenor
Talia Garrett-Benson mezzo-soprano
Jack Jordan tenor
Chloe Lankshear soprano
Hannah Kostros mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Glover tenor
Alla Yarosh mezzo-soprano


George Frideric Handel
Dixit Dominus HWV 232
Various composers: Arias and recitatives from the world of oratorio