RNCM Opera Scenes: Britten, Mechem & Adamo
Wednesday 25 January 2023, 6.00pm
Vocal and conducting students present some of opera’s greatest moments in this free series of staged scenes. A perfect way to feed your curiosity!
Concluding their three week residency at the RNCM, we’re delighted to welcome students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to perform in this evening’s opera scenes.
Trigger Warning // Sexual Violence – today’s excerpts include the title of an opera some people might find upsetting.
We recognise some excerpts explore sensitive subject matter, and we provide our students with a number of support services through our Student Wellbeing team.
With excerpts from:
Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia Op 37^
Libretto by Ronald Duncan, based on the play Le Viol de Lucrèce by André Obey
Kirke Mechem Tartuffe^
Libretto by Kirke Mechem, based on the play Tartuffe by Molière
Sung in English
Mark Adamo Little Women^
Libretto by Mark Adamo, based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Op 60*
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Maurice Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges*
Libretto by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Così fan tutte K588*
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
RNCM School of Vocal Studies and Opera^
Sydney Conservatorium of Music*
Photo credit: Robin Clewley
Free admission, ticket required
This event will end at approximately 7.15pm.