Caitlin Hulcup & Friends

Caitlin Hulcup & Friends

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Experience evocative Romantic masterpieces with Caitlin Hulcup & Friends.

One of Australia’s great vocalists, Caitlin Hulcup is renowned for her captivating stage presence, luminous voice and expressive power. Performing with two of Melbourne’s best loved musicians, Caitlin Hulcup & Friends present an exquisite program of timeless Romantic masterpieces. With an illustrious career throughout Europe, Hulcup’s stunning sonority has resonated throughout the world’s leading stages such as the Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Bolshoi Theatre. Joined by pianist Kristian Chong and violist Fiona Sargeant (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), witness the trio breathe new life into beloved works by Schubert, Poulenc, Brahms and Massenet.

About the concert

Audiences are seated on stage alongside the artists in this intimate performance. Experience the evocative storytelling and emotional depth of Schubert’s ‘Ganymed’ D.544 and ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade’ D.118. These masterpieces eloquently express themes of longing and desire through soaring vocal lines, sweeping melodies, and lush harmonies. Poulenc’s ‘Métamorphoses’ are a fleeting gem that showcases the breadth of the composer’s mastery, seamlessly taking audiences from breathless bustle to yearning melodies. The performance concludes with Massenet’s poignant and heartfelt ‘Élégie’, drawing listeners into a world of introspection. Do not miss this rare performance as Hulcup & Friends transport listeners to a realm of beauty and transcendence.

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Caitlin Hulcup mezzo soprano
Fiona Sargeant viola
Kristian Chong piano


Franz Schubert
Ganymed, Op.19, No.3, D544
Das sie hier gewesen, Op.59 No.2, D775
Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op.2, D118
Romanze from Die Verschworenen, D787

Robert Schumann
Märchenbilder, Op.113
i. Nicht schnell, Moderato
ii. Lebhaft, Vivo

Hugo Wolf
Auf einer Wanderung (Mörike)
An eine Äolsharfe (Mörike)
Lied vom Winde (Mörike)

Joseph Marx
Durch Einsamkeiten

Johannes Brahms
2 Gesänge, Op.91
i. Gestille Sehnsucht
ii. Geistliches Weigenlied

Alphons Diepenbrock

Francis Poulenc
Métamorphoses, FP121
i. Reine des mouettes
ii. C’est ainsi que tu es
iii. Paganini

Henri Vieuxtemps
Capriccio ‘Hommage à Paganini’, Op.55

Charles Martin Loeffler
4 Poèmes, Op.5
i. La Cloche Fêlée
ii. Dansons la Gigue
iii. Le son du cor s’afflige vers les bois
iv. Serenade

Jules Massenet arr. William Primrose