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Shakespeare in Love


Shakespeare in Love

  • Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $39 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Shakespeare’s wondrous words have fascinated composers from around the world and prompted a vast output of songs, incidental music, operas and scenes. Songmakers Australia commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death with a program of songs by Brahms and Berlioz (on the tragic death of Ophelia), the chilling Lady Macbeth sleep-walking scene set by Australian composer Alison Bauld, as well as sonnets set by Korngold and Grainger, plus famous and well-loved English songs by Quilter and Finzi.

Performers: Songmakers Australia - Merlyn Quaife AM, soprano Sally-Anne Russell, mezzo-soprano Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone Andrea Katz, piano

Featured non-Australian music: Songs by Brahms, Berlioz, Quilter, Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0414 015 705 or by email to songmakersaustralia@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Banquo's buried : soprano voice with piano by Alison Bauld
Willow willow : baritone voice with piano by Percy Grainger

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