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Sails and Songs A Seaside Affair

16 December 2023

In the Utzon Room

Classical Music

Enchanting ocean views meet poignant arias as Australia’s emerging voices enthral with evocative opera segments, masterfully accompanied by the expressive touch of piano.

Seaside Opera Gala

Embark on 'Sails and Songs: A Seaside Opera Affair' in the Utzon Room, where songs by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Massenet, Lehár, and Donizetti blend beautifully with the sounds of the sea. Enjoy famous tunes from operas like 'Don Giovanni', 'Ernani', and 'La Traviata', which combine the elegance of classical music with the beauty of nature. Delight in romantic songs from 'Don Giovanni' and 'Thaïs', the playful 'Duetto buffo di due gatti', and the heartfelt 'Don Carlos'. Discover the beauty of Lehár's 'The Land of Smiles' and 'The Merry Widow', Donizetti's delightful 'L'elisir d'amore', and Puccini's tuneful 'La Bohème', all leading up to the unforgettable melodies from 'Rigoletto'. This event promises an afternoon filled with the charm of opera and the peaceful atmosphere of the seaside.

Presented by Shaumet Music


'Or Sai Che l'Onore' - Don Giovanni by Mozart 
'Ernani, Ernani involami' - Ernani by Verdi 
'Largo al factotum' - The Barber of Seville by Rossini 
'Per me giunto... O Carlo, ascolta' - Don Carlos by Verdi 
'La ci darem la mano' - Don Giovanni by Mozart 
'Te souvient-il du lumineux voyage - Thaïs by Massenet 
'Dein ist mein ganzes Herz' - The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehár 
'Una Furtiva Lagrima' - L'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti 
'Duetto buffo di due gatti' - Attributed to Rossini 
'Sempre libera' - La Traviata by Verdi 
'Bell Song' - Lakmé by Delibes 
'Lippen schweigen' - The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár 
'O soave fanciulla' - La Bohème by Puccini 
'Rigoletto Fantasy' - Clarinet "Canzonetta" - Clarinet

Artist information

Pianist Benjamin Burton
Clarinettist Mayixin Max Huang
Soprano Samanta Lestavel
Soprano Xiaoxu Aleta Shang
Tenor Daniel Verschuer
Baritone Tristan Entwistle
Pianist Scarley Liu (Special Guest)

Other information

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