A poetic documentary montage by BAFTA-nominated director, Jennifer Peedom, narrated by Willem Dafoe and with a soundtrack by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
The music of Franz Schubert, the Austrian composer whom The Firm have been honouring in their 2013 concert season, was this time presented by the talented Robert MacFarlane (tenor) and the equally skilled Leigh Harrold on piano.
This is definitely a must for lovers of great opera, and of Baroque music in particular and, surprisingly, it is seldom performed, so take advantage of this unique opportunity.
This was another highly enjoyable, and beautifully played, concert by this orchestra of talented and enthusiastic young performers. Look at the web site for information on future concerts and auditions for membership of the various orchestras and ensembles.
A very important thing to be emphasised about this production is that it is perfect for everybody, no matter whether very young or the very opposite. There is something here for everybody, so do yourself a favour and get a ticket before they all go.
Once again, Co-Opera presented a terrific evening of entertainment with enthusiastic, energetic, animated and beautifully sung performances, with plenty of focus on the comedy as W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan once again poke fun at class distinction and hypocrisy.
State Opera start their main stage season for the year with the extremely lyrical music of Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). They have also started it with an absolutely sublime production of this charming opera.