New Zealand Opera in Concert

22 – 25 September 2020 / 7.30pm

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Beethoven & Fauré – Anniversaries in Song

In this concert, we celebrate the melodic genius of two of the most influential composers in history. Ludwig van Beethoven was born 250 years ago, on 17 December 1770, and his influence on the development of classical music was immense. His brilliant song-writing sits in a quiet shadow behind the overwhelming fame of his symphonies, concerti, and chamber music.

Like Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré became the towering musical figure of his generation – Maurice Ravel, George Enescu, and Nadia Boulanger were among his students. He almost single-handedly catapulted the French mélodie into the high society salons of Paris – his reputation resting largely on his vocal works, which span more than sixty years of his working life.

Trouble and Strife – stories in song

Trouble and strife. A programme of songs and operatic duets by Gustav and Alma Mahler, Mussorgsky and Wagner, examining marital relationships, both literal and metaphorical.

Performance Details

DURATION

The performance is 2 hours 15 minutes including interval.

 

SURTITLES

There are no surtitles

 

VENUES

Wellington
St Andrew’s on The Terrace

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Tour Dates

Beethoven & Fauré – Anniversaries in Song

22 September 2020 / 7.30pm

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Wellington

 

Trouble and Strife – stories in song

25 September 2020 / 7.30pm

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Wellington

 

Meet The Cast

Beethoven & Fauré  – Anniversaries in Song

Celeste Lazarenko, soprano
Amitai Pati, tenor
Lindy Tennent-Brown, piano

Trouble and Strife – stories in song

Sarah Castle, mezzo-soprano
Paul Whelan, bass-baritone
Lindy Tennent-Brown, piano