A free public event as part of the 2017 Inner West Festival, Musica Lirica will showcase the finest young opera singers performing popular Italian arias accompanied by piano in the Leichhardt Town Hall, right in the heart of Sydney’s Italian district.
The event will celebrate and highlight the importance of Italian culture for all Australians and showcase the incredible operatic talent that our country produces. All the performers are previous winners or entrants in the Australian Singing Competition, Australasia’s most prestigious competition for classical singing. Guests will enjoy an evening of Italian operatic music including arias from famous Italian operas such as La Traviata, La Boheme, Aida, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, and Madama Butterfly.
Performing on the night will be:
Sarah Ampil, soprano (Semi Finalist 2016)
Brad Cooper, tenor (Finalist 2002)
Jessica Harper, soprano (Semi Finalist 2014)
Sitiveni Talei, baritone (Winner 2008)
Nicholas Tolputt, counter tenor (Winner 2016)
Accompanying the singers will be esteemed pianist, Bradley Gilchrist
Our compere will be 2017 Opera Awards Winner Adrian Tamburini