Opera and Icons for Galston

The Galston Concert of Sunday 30 April will present rising stars of opera and guitar.

“This concert links to three musical icons of Sydney – the Opera House, Conservatorium and the Sydney Eisteddfod – through the talents of fine musicians who just happen to be young” says Robert Harris, Artistic Director of The Galston Concerts.

“The program will include music that is familiar and popular including Classic 100 charttoppers”.

Pacific Opera Young Artists will present favourites from opera, operetta, stage and screen.

Their visit to Galston revives memories of Pacific Opera’s ‘Opera by the Lake’ productions in Fagan Park in 2010 and 2011.

The 30 April performance, to start at 2pm in Galston Uniting Church, follows a sell-out Pacific Opera concert at the Sydney Opera House.

Joshua Oxley
Joshua Oxley

Two Conservatorium alumni, tenor Joshua Oxley, recently returned from concerts in the United Kingdom after earlier successes in Italy, and soprano Livia Brash, after recent appearances in a more exotic India, will perform solo arias and duets. Livia and Joshua are both eisteddfod and competition winners.

Hungarian pianist Zsuzsanna Giczy, graduate of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, completes the Pacific Opera lineup.

Guitarist Ben Secrett, a Galston High alumnus, Honours graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and Sydney Eisteddfod prize-winner, is a Young Artist of The Galston Concerts in 2017, following further successes in 2016 in London and the Cordoba Guitar Festival in Spain.

Ben will perform guitar solos of operatic and vocal theme – variations on Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’, settings of songs of The Beatles and the ever-popular ‘Over the Rainbow’.

Bookings for 30 April are advised through trybooking.com (search Galston). Tickets available at the Church just prior to the concert can be confirmed by phoning Helen Jordan, Promotions Coordinator on 0425 339 841.

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