Tag Archives: Celeste Lazarenko

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Rape of Lucretia

Sydney Chamber Opera’s production of Britten’s Rape of Lucretia at Carriageworks offered an opportunity to showcase the splendid talents of a number of the outstanding young soloists the Choir has worked with in recent years. Anna Dowsley (mezzo), who performed … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Grads’ Recordings

This year marks ten years since SUGC began to record its concerts. As the then President, clearly a very wise person, said in reporting to the 2005 AGM: These recordings will serve as important documents for the Choir as an … Continue reading

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An Australian War Requiem—review

Renowned mezzo-soprano Lauris Elms AM OBE attended the premiere of  ‘An Australian War Requiem’ on 10 August 2014, and has kindly provided the following review of the performance. In this century we have grown accustomed to war, and celebrating violence seems … Continue reading

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Christopher Bowen’s ‘An Australian War Requiem’ Premiered

On Sunday, 10 August in the Sydney Town Hall, the choir gave its second subscription concert of 2014, the premiere performance of Christopher Bowen’s and Pamela Traynor’s An Australian War Requiem, commissioned by the choir to mark the centenary of … Continue reading

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An Australian War Requiem – meditating on conflict and loss

August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1—the ‘war to end all wars’—a conflict which saw Australia first fight under its own flag, lose 60,000 to death and more than a hundred thousand to injury, and … Continue reading

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Verdi Videos

Those readers who participated in, or were in the audience for, Sydney Sings Verdi Requiem in May might be interested in having a look at these videos of the event, also available on YouTube. We know that their creator – … Continue reading

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Grads Soloists Star in Pinchgut Production

Pinchgut Opera’s December production of Cavalli’s Giasone, a Venetian opera dating from 1649, loosely based on the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts, stars three young soloists, who have in recent years sung with the Choir: – Celeste Lazarenko … Continue reading

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Verdi – the photos

    With grateful thanks to photographers Tibor Morvay (concert and after) and Evelyne DeClerq (rehearsals).

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Verdi Bicentenary Celebrated with a Flourish

On Sunday, 28 April, the Choir gave its first subscription concert of 2013, a performance in the Sydney Town Hall of the wonderful Verdi Messa daRequiem, to celebrate the bicentenary of the great composer’s birth. Most of the Choir’s big … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Verdi’s Requiem

As its contribution to observing the bicentenary of the birth of the great Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), the Choir will open its 2013 subscription season with a performance of his choral masterpiece, the Messa da Requiem, at 3.00 pm … Continue reading

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