Vivica Genaux In Hasse's Artaserse

Pinchgut Opera

Vivica Genaux In Hasse's Artaserse

Performance Dates & Times

“An astounding talent with incredible stage presence.” – The Australian

We are hard pressed at Pinchgut to know what to be more excited about: that we are reviving this extraordinary composer or that we have assembled the most extraordinary cast to bring this work to life!   

Vivica Genaux, the four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne. Will she stand by him, and what is the truth?  Pinchgut favourite and Australian star David Hansen (“You will probably never see or hear a better countertenor” – Herald Sun) takes on the role that Farinelli made famous, and the remarkable Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli joins them in the role of villainous Artabano. We can’t quite believe we’ve brought these incredible talents together for this extraordinary musical event.


Vivica Geneaux  Mandane
David Hansen  Arbace
Carlo Vistoli Artabano
Emily Edmonds Semira
Andrew Goodwin Artaserse
Russell Harcourt Megabise


Orchestra of the Antipodes

Erin Helyard Conductor and Harpsichord
Chas Rader-Shieber Director


Duration: Approximately 3 hours including interval

Ticket Info


Standard (Mon-Fri) $183
Standard (Sat-Sun)* $193


Standard (Mon-Fri) $157
Standard (Sat-Sun)* $167


Standard (Mon-Fri) $129
Standard (Sat-Sun)* $139
Under 30 (Mon-Fri) $60
Under 30 (Sat-Sun)* $65 


Standard (Mon-Fri) $93
Standard (Sat-Sun)* $97
Under 30 (Mon-Fri) $50
Under 30 (Sat-Sun)* $55 

Save up to $20 a ticket by purchasing a subscription to Pinchgut Opera’s 2018 season – available via Opera Australia.

*Sat-Sun pricing applies for the following performances: Saturday 1 December 2pm, Sunday 2 December 5pm

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.

Details are accurate at time of production.

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday 29 November, 2018
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Saturday 1 December, 2018
2:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Sunday 2 December, 2018
5:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Tuesday 4 December, 2018
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Wednesday 5 December, 2018
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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