The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra (ARCO) presents a gorgeous programme called Unfinished Romance in which Romantic masterpieces by Rossini and Schubert will be performed for the first time ever in Australia on authentic period instruments, in Historically Informed Performance (HIP) style.
Conducted by its legendary Artistic Director Richard Gill AO and starring mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell, the concerts feature works by Rossini, including overtures and extraordinary arias from his operas, as well as music by Schubert – including the Overture in D minor for Strings and the Unfinished’ Symphony.
Guest concertmaster is outstanding violinist and period performance doyen, Berlin-based Jakob Lehmann.
The intrigue and daring of Rossini’s operas, written early in the 19th century, brings unbridled passion to the concert stage with heroic and comedic characters, setting lovers’ (and music lovers’) hearts racing with engaging orchestral energy and shimmering colours. Schubert’s portrayal of unrequited love is unmistakable in his Overture in C minor and his famous Unfinished Symphony, whose depth and breadth of passion transports us into the unknown.
Fiona Campbell is one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved classical singers – a producer and guest ABC presenter, accomplished international performer, recitalist and recording artist. Winner of the national Limelight Award for Best Solo Performance 2011, the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award and the ASC Opera Awards, Fiona has been widely acclaimed for her powerful performances and exquisite musicianship.
ARCO Artistic Director, Richard Gill AO, is a living legend of the Australian performance and music education world and, true to its vision to ‘inspire, educate and enlighten’ audiences, ARCO also continues to bring inspiring workshops to schools all around Australia.
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868):
The Barber of Seville (1816) Overture | Recit: Una voce poco fa | Aria: Io sono docile
The Italian Girl in Algiers (1813) Overture | Aria: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!
Cinderella (1816) Recit: Nacqui all’affanno | Aria: Non piu mesta
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828):
Overture in C minor D.8 for Strings (1811)
‘Unfinished’ Symphony No.8 in B minor D.759 (1822)
Tickets: Premium $95 | A-Reserve Adult $75 | A-Reserve Concession $65
A-Reserve Student $30/35 | Groups 10+ 10% discount
Full information and bookings: www.arco.org.au