Gluck’s comic masterpiece
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Gluck’s comic masterpiece

Gluck’s rarely performed comic opera Les pèlerins de la Mecque (The Pilgrims to Mecca) comes to life this week in a co-production between the The Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Opera Studio and its Early Music Ensemble. The last of Gluck’s comic operas, it was written in 1764 and is also known as La Rencontre imprévue (The Unexpected Encounter).  It is…

Fiona Campbell: “Love + Loss”
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Fiona Campbell: “Love + Loss”

  ” A CD that displays my music making abilities and music that is rare” is how mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell describes her latest project, Love + Loss, a debut solo recording of three cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Joseph Haydn and George Frideric Handel. It’s an achievement of which she is justifiably proud. Her performance earned high praise from…