Glorious Puccini: Messa di Gloria & Opera Highlights
What do we love about Puccini?
There’s his sense of drama, his concern for human stories and real emotion but, above all, we love the glorious, flowing melodies that stay with you long after the curtain comes down. We love the sensuousness of Manon Lescaut, the grand tragedy of Tosca, the heart-rending pathos of Madama Butterfly – guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes – and the mystery of Turandot.
Conducted by Brett Weymark, and performed alongside Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ 400 strong Festival Chorus and stellar Australian soloists, the Sydney Youth Orchestra will be in full force performing Puccini’s colourful orchestrations without compromise.
Deborah CHEETHAM & Matthew DOYLE Tarimi Nulay – Long time living here*
Giacomo PUCCINI Messa di Gloria
Highlights from Puccini operas…
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
Tosca: Te Deum (Tre sbirri, una carrozza)
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus and other highlights from Act II
Turandot: Nessun dorma and other highlights
* Commissioned for our 100 Minutes of New Australian Music project
Brett Weymark, Conductor
Cheryl Barker, Soprano
Antoinette Halloran, Soprano
Bradley Daley, Tenor
Peter Coleman-Wright, Baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
The Sydney Youth Orchestra