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Love and Other Catastrophes

Conductor Daniel Carter
Host Guy Noble
Soprano Morgan England-Jones* 
Soprano Rachel Pines*
Mezzo Soprano Eleanor Greenwood*
Baritone Oliver Boyd*
*Singers from the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School

Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K.620
Mozart Die Zauberflöte, Papagena! Papagena (Papageno's Suicide Scene)
Mozart Die Zauberflöte,  Pa-Pa-Pa (Papagena, Papageno)
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana, Voi lo sapete, o mamma
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Offenbach Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann), Les oiseaux dans la charmille (The Doll Song)
Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur, Io son l'umille ancella (Ecco: respira appena)
Wagner Tannhauser, "O du mein holder Abendstern"
Mozart Così fan tutte, Soave sia il vento (Terzettino)
Britten Peter Grimes, Embroidery in Childhood (Embroidery Aria)
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, op.33a - IV. Storm
Puccini Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut, Act III
Puccini La Bohème, Quando m'en vo' (Musetta's Waltz)
J. Strauss Jr. Fledermaus, Mein Herr Marquis – English translation

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Duration: 90 minutes without an interval (subject to change without notice)
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Join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a morning of ravishing music from some of the world’s favourite romantic operas, sung by emerging stars from the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.

Prepare to swoon over passionate and heart-wrenching arias from Mozart, Puccini, Strauss and more. Let yourself go with music that pulls at the heartstrings.

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Daniel Carter

‘Conductor Daniel Carter makes an auspicious mainstage debut, leading the redoubtable Orchestra Victoria in a confident, unflustered manner. Carter’s management of the orchestra, six singers and four percussionists on stage in What Next? is quite...
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Guy Noble

Guy Noble has had a long association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, having first worked with the Orchestra in 1994. He has been host of the Music on Sundays series since 2005 and conducted the orchestra...
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Morgan England-Jones

Morgan England-Jones is a Brisbane-based soprano who hails from Mackay, Queensland, where she began singing from a young age, under her mother’s tutelage. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Great Barrier Reef Partnership...
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Rachel Pines

Canadian-born soprano Rachel Pines delights audiences in Australia and internationally. This season Rachel sang Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Miami Music Festival, and Daphne in Handel’s Apollo e Dafne with Brisbane City...
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Eleanor Greenwood

Eleanor Greenwood, a mezzo soprano, made her debut at the International Opera Festival in Wexford, Ireland in 2011 where one of her roles was La Ciesca in Gianni Schicci . She has also sung at...
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Oliver Boyd

A vocalist and multi‐instrumentalist, Oliver Boyd recently completed his undergraduate degree in vocal performance at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and is currently undertaking post-graduate study at the same institute. Oliver Boyd has performed major...
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