Australia The Australian Ballet’s The Merry Widow (based on the operetta by Victor Léon and Leo Stein with music by Franz Lehár): Dancers of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia Orchestra / Paul Murphy (conductor). 9.5.1018 performance (directed for the screen by Simon Francis) from The Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, and new to Sky Arts on 2.8.2020. (JPr)
2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize Winner Announced
KATIE LOWE from England Cheshire born 31 year old English soprano Katie Lowe has won the 4th annual Elizabeth Connell Prize for aspiring Dramatic Sopranos held in Sydney Australia on 16 September. Ms Lowe receives $30,000 and an audition at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. The Finalists were chosen from live auditions held in London, New York, Zurich, Paris and Melbourne and competed over 3 rounds in Sydney for the prize. Ms Lowe sang the “Immolation Scene” from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and “Suicidio” from La Gioconda by Ponchiello in the Final Round.
Australia J S Bach, Vivaldi, C P E Bach, Max Richter: Christina Leonard (soprano saxophone), Brendan Joyce (baroque violin), Ben Dollman (baroque violin), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra / Paul Dyer (Conductor and Artistic Director), City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, 6.5.2015. (ZT)
Australia Mozart: Sara Macliver (soprano), Fiona Campbell (mezzo soprano), Richard Butler, (tenor), Ashley Giles (bass baritone), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Brandenburg Choir / Paul Dyer (director, fortepiano), City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, 8.5.2013. (ZT)
Australia Haydn, Gluck, Hummel: Gabriele Cassone (keyed trumpet), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra / Paul Dyer (conductor), City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, 25.7.12. (ZT)
Australia Vivaldi, Corrette, Rebel, Dall’Abaco: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra/Paul Dyer; Brandenburg Choir; Siobhan Stagg (soprano); Timothy Reynolds (tenor); Timothy Chung (countertenor); James Roser (bass). City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, Australia, 2.9.2011 (ZT)
Vladimir Ashkenazy extends his stay with the Sydney Symphony. 5.5.2011 (TP)