OPER186- Season Program 1714 (04 2015) - Page 14

MUSICA VIVA IN ASSOCIATION WITH OPERAQ PRESENT I FAGIOLINI 5 AUGUST CONCERT HALL QPAC OperaQ is delighted to collaborate with Musica Viva to bring you the renowned English vocal ensemble I Fagiolini (pronounced Ee far-joe-LEE-nee - ‘the little beans’) for their debut national tour. The ensemble, directed by Robert Hollingworth, will perform a characteristic mix of old and new, tossing early madrigals in with spectacular new works to create a delicious musical salad! Lovers of great singing and choral music will enjoy making the acquaintance of this superb group performing repertoire from Victoria and Monteverdi through to Poulenc and a world premiere by Andrew Schultz especially commissioned for I Fagiolini. “An irrepressible force in the early music world, bringing bags of style, energy and dramatic excitement to everything they touch.” International Record Review Tickets: $68 - $96 A MORNING WITH EMILY & HAYLEY 9 MAY LYRIC THEATRE QPAC Join OperaQ favourites soprano Emily Burke and mezzo Hayley Sugars as they take you through some of opera’s favourite moments in a morning full of popular operas, backstage stories and charming melodies. Queensland’s opera audiences know Emily and Hayley as vivacious and accomplished opera singers with gorgeous voices and fabulous careers on stages across Australia and Europe. What you don’t perhaps know is that the duo are also good friends who trained together at OperaQ. Beneath the glamour and discipline of their opera lives, Hayley and Emily share a wicked sense of humour! Emily and Hayley will share with you some of their favourite arias and music theatre numbers, including some of opera’s most luscious duets, such as the flower duets from Madam Butterfly and Lakmé. Joining them on stage will be some surprise friends from the OperaQ family. We know you’ll enjoy this very personal perspective on opera, a chance to see a side of two terrific performers that you normally don’t get to see. You’re sure to go home smiling after spending A Morning with Emily and Hayley. Tickets: $60