Gallipoli Songs
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Gallipoli Songs

Soprano Ayse Göknur Shanal and pianist Patrick Keith will be presenting Cannakale-Gallipoli Songs, a program of 4 newly commissioned song cycles which were written for the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, 1915. The songs are written by Ross Fiddes, Wayne Dixon, Diana Blom, and Erberk Eryilmaz, who first took soldiers’ personal accounts of these times, which…

Songs For Cyprus
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Songs For Cyprus

Soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal presents a concert at the Sydney Opera House of both Greek and Turkish Cypriot songs, in a plea for peace, and a stand against prejudice and tribalism. Her goal is both simple and terribly complicated: to bring both sides of the community together in a single celebration. Many Cypriots fled war to…

An Afternoon Of Opera In Balmain
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An Afternoon Of Opera In Balmain

Soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal, mezzo-soprano Claire Munting and pianist Chris Cartner will perform some of operas most beautiful and well-known arias and duets in An Afternoon of Opera in Balmain. The programme includes music by Handel, Bizet and Mozart with favourites like Casta Diva from Bellini’s Norma, Stride la Vampa from Il Trovatore and Puccini’s Un bel…