Performed by the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program’s 2023 singers, demonstrating the culmination of their language and vocal training at the 2023 program.
Now in it’s 13th consecutive year, the 2023 Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program will focus on Lied (German Song), involving 10 auditioned Australian singers, followed by a gathering where performers, staff and the audience can enjoy traditional German food and drink.
The Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program’s performance of Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn is only the second Australian orchestral presentation of this key work in over thirty years. Conducted by Simon Bruckard (LGNOP 2016 &2018), the performance will feature Catherine Carby and Oliver Boyd (LGNOP 2017) as soloists. Accompanying them will be the 64-piece Ensemble Q Orchestra.
Ensemble Q is a Queensland-based orchestra, which combines highly skilled national first desk players with a large group of advanced QCGU student players, that benefit from collaboration with seasoned professionals.
Rossini’s masterpiece Stabat Mater is a testament to the composer’s genius. This beautiful work conveys profound grief and hope through its exquisite melodies and lush harmonies, its connection to the bel canto period elevating it above traditional liturgical music. Working with an ensemble of four of Australia’s leading soloists, Richard Mills conducts the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra and a chorus of sixty vocal students.
This hour-long performance is divided into twelve movements, each brimming with emotional intensity. From the hauntingly beautiful “Stabat Mater dolorosa”, with its ethereal choral harmonies, to the fiery “Cujus animam gementem”, the work weaves a rich tapestry of sound that reflects the text’s profound sorrow and longing.
Fearless violinist and musical imaginista, Lina Tur Bonet, leads Musica Alchemica, an ensemble of Europe’s finest baroque experts. Come on a magical mystery tour of Corelli, Telemann and other jewels of the Baroque.
South Bank, Brisbane