Two young local tenors will be joining the line-up of Operativo as another bows out due to surgery.
Branko Lovrinov and Hew Wagner will share the tenor duties in Operativo, a concert of Italian opera favourites as sung by a quartet of some of some of Australia’s finest singers. The duo will prepare to step in for Patrick Power as he is unable to perform for two weeks due to a surgical procedure.
The old saying ‘the show must go on’ rings true in this case, and the Italian Committee are very grateful to the two young singers for stepping in and ensuring that the concert can proceed as planned.
Both first class Honours graduates from the Elder Conservatorium, these tenors are proving themselves to be the next big thing in opera. As they continue their vocal studies with Patrick Power, they are also currently ‘Young and Emerging Artists’ with the State Opera of South Australia.
Considering the short span of their young careers, the tenors have both notched up a considerable list of achievements.
Hew has been nominated for a South Australian Screen Award for Best Performance for Captivated: The Musical and for Co-Opera, while Branko sang the revered role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly last year and also participated in Co-Opera’s ‘Mozart Festival’ earlier this year.
So, although Operativo has lost one of the best tenors, it has gained two of the new generation and it must be said that Hew and Branko’s version of ‘Nessun Dorma’ will be an absolute highlight!
Also on the program for the night: Teresa La Rocca, soprano Catriona Barr, mezzo – soprano Jeremy Tatchell, baritone Michael Ierace, piano hosted by Eugene Ragghianti, Italian opera hits by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo, Handel, Mozart and so much more!
There will be complimentary sparkling wine on arrival with subsequent bar service. Be early to enjoy your refreshments. There will be tickets at the door, but reservations are advisable.
All proceeds go to CIC’s programs which assist the elderly in the community.
WHEN: Sunday 26th July 2015 at 3pm
WHERE: Elder Hall, North Terrace PRICE: $38 adult/$28 concession (Pensioners/Seniors/Unemployed/Students)
BOOKINGS: (reserved seating)
PHONE: (08) 8313 5925