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Apr 21, 23, 28 mat, 30, May 02, 04, 08, 11

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

La traviata
Verdi, La traviata
Opera Australia
Carlo Montanaro, Conductor
Elijah Moshinsky, Director
Michael Yeargan, Set Designer
Peter J. Hall, Costume Designer
Corinne Winters, Violetta Valéry
Yosep Kang, Alfredo Germont
Ho-Yoon Chung, Alfredo Germont
José Carbó, Giorgio Germont
Dominica Matthews, Flora Bervoix
John Longmuir, Gastone de Letorières
Adrian Tamburini, Baron Douphol
Natalie Aroyan, Annina
Tom Hamilton, Marquis d'Obigny
Gennadi Dubinsky, Dr Grenvil
Jin Tea Kim, Giuseppe
Malcolm Ede, Flora's servant
Jonathan McCauley, Commissioner
Constantine Costi, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
Sun 22 Apr at 14:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Nicole Car
Handel, Alcina, HWV 34: overture
Handel, Alcina, HWV 34: ballet music
Mozart, Recitative and Aria for Soprano, "Basta, vincesti", K295a
Beethoven, Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op.50
Beethoven, Ah! perfido, Op.65
of Bingen, Ave Maria, O auctrix vite (Arr. strings)
Verdi, Otello: Ave Maria
Mozart, Recitative and Aria for Soprano, "Misera, dove son!", K369
Mozart, Symphony no. 27 in G major, K199 (K161b)
Nicole Car, Soprano
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Satu Vänskä, Violin
Apr 24, 26, 28, May 01, 05 mat, 10

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
Opera Australia
Andrea Battistoni, Conductor
John Bell, Director
Michael Scott-Mitchell, Set Designer
Teresa Negroponte, Costume Designer
Latonia Moore, Floria Tosca
Diego Torre, Mario Cavaradossi
Marco Vratogna, Baron Scarpia
Gennadi Dubinsky, Cesare Angelotti
Benjamin Rasheed, Spoletta
Michael Honeyman, Sciarrone
Luke Gabbedy, Sacristan
Tom Hamilton, A jailer
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
May 03, 05, 09, 12 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Don Quichotte
New Production
Massenet, Don Quichotte
Opera Australia
Guillaume Tourniaire, Conductor
Ralph Funicello, Set Designer
Missy West, Costume Designer
Ferruccio Furlanetto, Don Quichotte
Sian Pendry, Dulcinée
Warwick Fyfe, Sancho Pança
Jane Ede, Pedro
John Sheedy, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
Fri 4 May at 19:30

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

An Evening In Vienna
Emma Matthews, Soprano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
May 10, 12 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Beethoven's Eroica
Vine, Concerto for Orchestra
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Moye Chen, Piano
Thu 7 Jun at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Thomas Hampson Sings Mahler
Mahler, Totenfeier
Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Messiaen, Le tombeau resplendissant, for orchestra
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Molino, Conductor
Fri 8 Jun at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

Thomas Hampson Sings Mahler
Mahler, Totenfeier
Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Messiaen, Le tombeau resplendissant, for orchestra
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Molino, Conductor
Jun 15, 16, 18

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

L'Enfance du Christ
Berlioz, L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Andrew Goodwin, Tenor
Shane Lowrencev, Baritone
Matthew Brook, Bass-baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Jun 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 mat, eve

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet: Verve
Filigree and Shadow (Tim Harbour)
Constant Variants (Stephen Baynes)
New Work (Alice Topp)
Australian Ballet
Fri 22 Jun at 11:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Stravinsky, The Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée): divertimento
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Sat 23 Jun at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Mid-Season Gala
Stravinsky, The Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée): divertimento
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Nielsen, Symphony no. 3, "Espansiva", Op.27
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Stacey Alleaume, Soprano
Jeremy Kleeman, Bass-baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Jun 24 mat, 25

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Steven Isserlis plays Shostakovich
Adams, Concerto Grosso (World première)
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107
Kats-Chernin, Other (World première)
Haydn, Symphony no. 104 in D major "London"
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Thu 28 Jun at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne

Kolja Blacher
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Haydn, Symphony no. 83 in G minor "The Hen"
Bernstein, Serenade after Plato's "Symposium", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion
Beethoven, Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op.40
Beethoven, Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op.50
Kolja Blacher, Violin, Director
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jul 05, 07 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Simone Young and Kolja Blacher
Britten, Violin Concerto, Op.15
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Kolja Blacher, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, Conductor
Fri 6 Jul at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

Simone Young and Kolja Blacher
Britten, Violin Concerto, Op.15
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Kolja Blacher, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, Conductor
Jul 20, 21, 23

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Beethoven & Brahms
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Brahms, Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 no.1 (Arr Klengel)
Brahms, Piano Quartet no. 1, arranged for orchestra by Schoenberg
Jayson Gillham, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein, Conductor
Fri 27 Jul at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Salon, Melbourne

Osborne Tognetti Valve in recital
Dvořák, Piano Trio no. 4 in E minor "Dumky", Op.90
Brahms, Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, Op.8
Steven Osborne, Piano
Richard Tognetti, Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Fri 3 Aug at 19:30

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Saint Saëns Great Organ Symphony
Kodály, Dances of Galánta
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Saint-Saëns, Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ Symphony", Op.78
Piers Lane, Piano
Calvin Bowman, Organ
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
Aug 05 mat, 06

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Goldberg Variations
Bach, Canons on a Goldberg Ground (Arr. Tognetti)
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for string quartet
Adès, Four Quarters for String Quartet (Nightfall)
Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Arr. Labadie)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Erin Helyard, Harpsichord
Thu 9 Aug at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne

Dale Barltrop
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV1048
Vine, Smith's Alchemy
Vasks, Vox amoris: Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV1046
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Dale Barltrop, Violin, Director
Wed 15 Aug at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Bernstein Classics
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Copland, Orchestral Variations
Mahler, Rückert-Lieder
Bernstein, Symphony no. 1, "Jeremiah"
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Nicholas Tolputt, Countertenor
Liane Keegan, Mezzo-soprano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Sat 18 Aug at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Bernstein On Broadway
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Bernstein, Wonderful Town (Excerpts)
Bernstein, On the Town (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Candide (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Peter Pan: Peter, Peter (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Fancy Free
Bernstein, West Side Story (Excerpts)
Sarah Fox, Soprano
Liane Keegan, Mezzo-soprano
Michael Petruccelli, Tenor
Brett Polegato, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Sat 25 Aug at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Die Walküre Act 1
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Wagner, Die Walküre: Act 1
Daniel Sumegi, Bass
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Soprano
Frank van Aken, Tenor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Aug 30, 31, Sep 01 mat, eve, 03, 04, 05 mat, eve, 06, 07, 08 mat, eve

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet: Giselle
Giselle (Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot)
Australian Ballet
Aug 30, Sep 01

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Holst's The Planets
Vine, Symphony no. 8 (World première)
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Fri 31 Aug at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

Holst's The Planets
Vine, Symphony no. 8 (World première)
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Mon 10 Sep at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Salon, Melbourne

Transforming Strauss & Mozart
Dowland, Lachrimae Antiquae I
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude to Act 1 (Arr Sebastian Gürtler)
Bach, The Musical Offering, BWV1079: Ricercar a 6
Strauss R., Metamorphosen (Arr Rudolf Leopold)
Mozart, Gran Sestetto Concertante, K364
Helena Rathbone, Violin
Aiko Goto, Violin
Nicole Divall, Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Melissa Barnard, Cello
Maxime Bibeau, Double Bass
Fri 14 Sep at 19:30

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Mozart's Jupiter & More
Stravinsky, Pulcinella Suite
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.25
Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66: Bluebird pas de deux (Arr Stravinsky)
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, "Jupiter”, K551
Andrea Lam, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
Sep 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 mat, 24, 25, 26 mat, eve, 27, 28, 29 mat, eve

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet: Spartacus
Spartacus (Lucas Jervies)
Australian Ballet
Sep 21, 22, 24

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

New World Symphony
Mills, Island Signal Island Song (World première)
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Tianyi Lu, Conductor
Sep 30 mat, Oct 01

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Ilya Gringolts plays Paganini
Bach C.P.E., Sinfonia in C major, Wq 174
Paganini, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.6 (Arr Bernard Rofe)
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin and 2 cellos in C major, RV 561
Bartók, Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
Ilya Gringolts, Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello
Julian Thompson, Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Thu 11 Oct at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne

Christopher Moore
Grandage, Other (World première)
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K364 (K320d)
Brahms, Serenade no. 2 in A major for Small Orchestra, Op.16
Sophie Rowell, Violin
Christopher Moore, Viola
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Oct 25, 27 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Stravinsky's Firebird
Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 3, Sz 119
Stravinsky, The Firebird
Dejan Lazić, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Conductor
Fri 26 Oct at 11:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Stravinsky's Firebird
Stravinsky, The Firebird
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Conductor
Fri 2 Nov at 19:30

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

A Night Of Romantic Classics
Dvořák, Carnival Overture, Op.92
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Harry Bennetts, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
Nov 07, 09, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Opera Australia
Pietro Rizzo, Conductor
Gale Edwards, Director
Brian Thomson, Set Designer
Julie Lynch, Costume Designer
Maija Kovalevska, Mimì
Yosep Kang, Rodolfo
Christopher Tonkin, Marcello
Jane Ede, Musetta
Shane Lowrencev, Schaunard
Richard Anderson, Colline
Graeme Macfarlane, Benoît
Adrian Tamburini, Alcindoro
Benjamin Rasheed, Parpignol
Hugh Halliday, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
Nov 11 mat, 12

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Tognetti's Beethoven
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Violin, Director
Nov 13, 17 mat, 19, 22

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
New Production
Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Opera Australia
Pietari Inkinen, Conductor
Kasper Holten, Director
Mia Stensgaard, Set Designer
Anja Vang Kragh, Costume Designer
Natalie Aroyan, Eva
Stefan Vinke, Walther von Stolzing
Warwick Fyfe, Sixtus Beckmesser
James Johnson, Hans Sachs
Daniel Sumegi, Veit Pogner
Dominica Matthews, Magdalena
Kanen Breen, Augustin Moser
Nicholas Jones, Balthasar Zorn
John Longmuir, Kunz Vogelgesang
Graeme Macfarlane, Ulrich Eisslinger
Luke Gabbedy, Fritz Kothner
Adrian Tamburini, Nightwatchman
Gennadi Dubinsky, Hans Foltz
Richard Anderson, Hans Schwarz
Michael Honeyman, Hermann Ortel
Andrew Jones, Konrad Nachtigall
Dan Dooner, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
Nov 15, 17 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Beethoven 5
Dvořák, The Noon Witch (Polednice), Symphonic poem, Op.108
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Mayu Kishima, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Fri 16 Nov at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

Beethoven 5
Dvořák, The Noon Witch (Polednice), Symphonic poem, Op.108
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Mayu Kishima, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Nov 23, 24, 26

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

French Classics
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Debussy, Ariettes oubliées (Orch. Brett Dean)
Ravel, Daphnis and Chloé, orchestral suite no. 2
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Fabien Gabel, Conductor
Beatrice Rana, Piano
Wed 5 Dec at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Salon, Melbourne

Sonata for Strings
Sculthorpe, String Sonata no. 1
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 1 no. 8: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair) (Arr Tognetti)
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 1 no. 9: La sérénade interrompue (Arr Tognetti)
Ravel, Deux mélodies hebraïques (Arr Tognetti)
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Walton, Sonata for String Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Fri 7 Dec at 19:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Vivica Genaux in concert
Works by Handel
Works by Hasse
Works by Vivaldi
Vivica Genaux, Mezzo-soprano
Erin Helyard, Director
Dec 15, 16

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
Nicholas Tolputt, Countertenor
Andrew Goodwin, Tenor
Benjamin Appl, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jan Willem de Vriend, Violin