Opera in the Alps enjoyed another stunning event in Beechworth in 2017. A perfect evening showcasing Australia's best talent was enjoyed by all. Opera in the Alps will return to Beechworth in January 2018, more details to follow.
To get a picture of what happens at this superb event, please read on for details on the 2017 event that happened earlier this year.
Now in it's 21st year, Opera in the Alps is a cultural highlight on the Victorian music calendar. The event brings some of Australia’s finest operatic and classical music talents to the picturesque setting of the Beechworth Golf Course.
Australian Music Events is delighted to present Opera in the Alps. Starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Alexandra Flood, Shanul Sharma and supported by the talent from Opera Scholars Australia, the Opera Orchestra Australia and the virtuoso conductor, Guy Noble.
Enjoy a balmy summer's eve under the stars, and be swept away by the stunning setting and world class performances.
The main performance will commence from 8:00pm and the evening finishing at approximately 10:40pm.
Introducing the performers:
Teddy Tahu Rhodes - Bass Baritone
Teddy has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform. He has performed with the opera companies of San Francisco, Austin, Washington, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, Houston, New York, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich, Theatre du Chatelet/Paris, in Vienna, Welsh national Opera and Scottish Opera.
Alexandra Flood - Soprano
Alexandra Flood made her professional operatic debut in 2014 as a yong artist at the Salzburg Festival singing the roles of Blonde and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder), Modistin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola für Kinder) with the Vienna Philharmonic. In 2015 Alexandra gave her German debut as Marguerite (Le Petit Faust, Hervé) and Australian debut in the title role (The Cunning Little Vixen). In 2011, Alexandra was the joint winner of the 'Opera Scholar of the Year' competition with Opera Scholars Australia.
Shanul Sharma - Tenor
Shanul was born in India, and after graduating high school, began studying Information Technology in Australia. He launched his singing career as a lead vocalist for heavy metal bands in regional NSW, releasing three studio albums and fronting major national tours. Since then Shanul has performed regularly on the concert, recital and theatrical stages.
Guy Noble - Conductor
Guy Noble is a conductor, broadcaster, pianist, writer, composer, producer and raconteur who loves all genres of music and has played, conducted or talked about most of them. He has conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Australian, Tasmanian, Queensland and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonia, Hong Kong Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic orchestras. He has also been Musical Director and Musical Supervisor of many major musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, South Pacific, Man of La Manch, Gypsy and the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Opera Scholars Australia - Ensemble
Opera Scholars Australia is a non-for-profit program run by Australian Music Events. The program offers talented young singers, betwee n the ages of 18 and 28, the opportunity to further develop their talents through a variety of performances and professional tuition.
Three Opera Scholar finalists will perform solos at opera in the Alps, competing for the title of Opera Scholar of the Year. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite, helping to decide which Scholar will win the coveted title of Opera Scholar of the Year and the Betty Amsden AO Scholarship worth $5000. Also performing will be the current Scholar of the Year, Stephen Marsh.
Thu 19 January
Enjoy an intimate performance by Australia's finest young opera singers, including the three finalists to sing at this year's Opera in the Alps. Opera Scholars Australia will also be joined by a special guest artist on preparation for Opera in the Alps. You are then invited to join the artists and singers on the terrace to enjoy a glass of prosecco and local cheeses.
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