Still in the land of the crazy at work, and my exam is next Wednesday, so no lack of craziness there.
But I thought I’d pop by and let those who are local know that if they are interested in hearing the operatic craziness, at least, I’m doing a practice recital this Saturday at 6pm at Wesley Uniting Church (148 Lonsdale St, Melbourne).
The program is a little weird, because exam recitals are more about showing the different things you can do than about presenting a coherent theme or style of music, but I’ve managed to shoehorn in a few themes with the lyrics, at least.
If this sounds like your sort of thing, I’d love to see you there!
(Program below, without notes, because my notes are loooooong)
Angels and Seraphim
Let the Bright Seraphim – George Frideric Handel
The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation (Tell me, some listening angel) – Henry Purcell
Death and the Elizabethan
Fear No More the Heat O’The Sun – Roger Quilter (lyrics by William Shakespeare)
Death, be not Proud – Dorian Le Gallienne (lyrics by John Donne)
Songs for the Bard
Come Unto These Yellow Sands – Thomas Linley the Younger (from the Tempest)
Una Macchia è qui tuttora! – Giuseppe Verdi (from Macbeth)
Assisa al pie d’un salice – Gioachino Rossini (from Otello)
Je veux vivre! – Charles Gounod (from Roméo et Juliette)