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Celebrating Richard Mills


Celebrating Richard Mills

  • Date: Friday, 13 December 2019, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adult: $39 - $99 | Concession: $39 - $65 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Celebrate the musical achievements of a lifetime as prolific Australian composer and conductor Richard Mills turns 70.

Join Victorian Opera and Orchestra Victoria for an evening of music-making dedicated to Mills’s 40-year contribution to the Australian music scene – many of his pieces are Australian classics.

Australia’s best-loved opera singers lead the party, with performances from Emma Matthews, Greta Bradman, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Elizabeth Campbell, Warwick Fyfe and Brenton Spiteri. Mills conducts his eclectic and whimsical award-winning music, from intimate works to the full colour and power of the orchestra, and extracts from his acclaimed opera Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.


Richard Mills
Three Songs for Buddy
Glimpses from My Book of Dada (String Quartet)
Two Songs from Woman to Man
In Tempore Bello
Quartet, Party Sextet and Emma’s Monologue from Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Three Antiphons of Hildegard of Bingen
Canzona from Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra
‘I’piango, i’ardo’ from Canti de Ferro e Fuoco (Songs of Fire and Iron)
Finale from Love of the Nightingale

Traditional / Richard Mills
Early One Morning
Rainbow Day

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Victorian Opera and Orchestra Victoria

Featured non-Australian music: Vaughan Williams

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Concerto for two violins and strings (string orchestra with multiple soloists) ['Canzona'] by Richard Mills
— performed by Orchestra Victoria and Richard Mills
Summer of the seventeenth doll : opera ['Quartet', 'Party Sextet' and 'Emma’s Monologue'] by Richard Mills
— performed by Richard Mills, Orchestra Victoria and Victorian Opera
The Love of the nightingale : opera (2006) [Finale] by Richard Mills and Timberlake Wertenbaker
— performed by Victorian Opera, Richard Mills and Orchestra Victoria
Woman to man : mezzo-soprano voice with piano (2004) by Richard Mills

Featured artists

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