Performance dates & times

Sunday 14 Jul
5:00 PM

Running Time 2 hours (plus interval)

Price range

Single tickets
$39 - $194

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An evening of vocal prowess with famous exhilarating arias, great duets, ensembles and thrilling orchestral music.

The glorious heritage of bel canto: its power of expression, its poetic sensibility and the exhilaration of its virtuosity have timeless appeal.

Experience an evening of vocal prowess with famous exhilarating arias, great duets, ensembles and thrilling orchestral music.

Celebrate the inimitable art of bel canto with some of its greatest living exponents. Australian voices have played an important role in this great tradition, dating back to Melba and Sutherland, and it is continued on the most prestigious world stages by today’s stars such as Jessica Pratt.

The toast of Italian opera Daniela Barcellona also co-stars alongside company favourite Carlos E. Bárcenas in this one-night-only concert.

Something indescribable happens each time Victorian Opera performs bel canto masterworks at Hamer Hall. We guarantee another electrifying experience.


Concert Program

Part 1 - Approx. 60 min

  • Overture (Semiramide, Rossini)
  • Eccomi alfine in Babilonia (Semiramide, Rossini)
  • Avrai tu pur vendetta (Ciro in Babilonia, Rossini)
  • Bel raggio lusinghier (Semiramide, Rossini)
  • Chi disprezza gl’infelici (Ciro in Babilonia, Rossini)
  • Asile héréditaire (Guillaume Tell, Rossini)
  • Ebben...a te; ferisci (Semiramide, Rossini)

Part 2 - Approx. 60 min

  • Overture (Norma, Bellini)
  • Cruda Sorte (L’Italiana in Algeri, Rossini)
  • Ai capricci della sorte (L’Italiana in Algeri, Rossini)
  • O luce di quest’anima (Linda di Chamounix, Donizetti)
  • Deserto in terra (Dom Sebastiano, Donizetti)
  • O mon Fernand (La Favorite, Donizetti)
  • Livorno, dieci Aprile (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, Donizetti)
  • Trio and finale (Le Comte Ory, Rossini)

Victorian Opera reserves the right to modify the concert program if required.


Cast

Soprano
Jessica Pratt
Mezzo-Soprano
Daniela Barcellona
Tenor
Carlos E. Bárcenas
Mezzo-soprano
Shakira Dugan
Baritone
Nathan Lay
Baritone
Stephen Marsh
Baritone
Samuel Piper
Soprano
Kathryn Radcliffe
Bass-baritone
Matthew Thomas
Baritone
Raphael Wong

Credits

Composers
Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti and Gioachino Rossini
Conductor
Richard Mills
Orchestra Victoria

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