Following the Australian premiere of his exotic opera, King Roger, at the Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia is celebrating the work of 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski with an intimate, one-off concert of his art songs.
Soprano Taryn Fiebig sings with an ensemble drawn from the Opera Australia Orchestra, with Opera Australia Associate Music Director Anthony Legge at the piano.
Szymanowski’s hypnotising music is replete with lush melodies and rich harmonies. He took elements of Romanticism and French impressionist music and created a new soundscape enriched with aesthetics from the Middle East and ancient Greece.
The program: Fountain of Arethusa from Trois Mythes/ Romance / String Quartet no. 2 /Chant de Roxane from King Roger / Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin.
Tickets: from $85 (fees may apply)/ Pensioner and Student tickets available (fees may apply)
Bookings: Opera Australia Box Office: (02) 9318 8200 or www.opera.org.au