Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of family loyalties, Farnace and his mother-in-law Berenice are pitted against each other for political gain and control of the kingdom.
This was one of Vivaldi’s most meticulously prepared operas, with orchestral colour and dramatic characterisation combined in one of his greatest theatrical triumphs. We have assembled some of the world’s finest voices – some already Pinchgut favourites – to bring these characters to life and to showcase Vivaldi’s thrilling tunes. The title role will be sung by acclaimed countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Theodora), with Jacqueline Dark as his scheming mother-in-law. Joining them are Helpmann Award winner Taryn Fiebig (Rameau: Anacréon, Pigmalion), Helen Sherman (Bajazet, The Coronation of Poppea) and emerging Australian countertenor Max Riebl, making his Pinchgut debut.
There will be a talk about the history of the piece 45 minutes before each performance.
Duration: approximately 3 hours, including interval
Subscriptions are on sale via Opera Australia.
Standard (Mon-Fri) $191
Standard (Sat-Sun) $201
Standard (Mon-Fri) $162
Standard (Sat-Sun) $172
Standard (Mon-Fri) $132
Standard (Sat-Sun) $142
Under 30 (Mon-Fri) $65
Under 30 (Sat-Sun $70
Standard (Mon-Fri) $96
Standard (Sat-Sun) $102
Under 30 (Mon-Fri) $55
Under 30 (Sat-Sun) $60
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
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Details are accurate at time of publication