Theatre legend Michael Gow creates an exciting new chamber opera, with music realised by Calvin Bowman and the late Alan Curtis. Voyage to the Moon combines gems from Handel and Vivaldi with rediscovered treasures from little-known 18th-century composers.
Leading Australian singers, soprano Emma Matthews and mezzo Sally-Anne Russell, share the stage with a brilliant newcomer, bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman along with a hand-picked band of leading chamber musicians led by Phoebe Briggs, Head of Music at Victorian Opera.
Baroque music is set to 21st-century words to tell of Astolfo’s journey to the Moon, negotiating supernatural beings and a love triangle, in the hope of restoring his friend’s sanity.
Written and Directed by Michael Gow
Music Realised by Calvin Bowman and the late Alan Curtis
Harpsichord Phoebe Briggs
Soprano Emma Matthews
Mezzo-Soprano Sally-Anne Russell
Bass-Baritone Jeremy Kleeman
Oboe Celia Craig
Violin Rachael Beesley, Zoë Black
Viola Simon Oswell
Cello Molly Kadarauch
Double Bass Kirsty McCahon
Presented by Musica Viva and Victorian Opera in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts.
Presented in partnership with the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions and supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society.
Photo: Keith Saunders
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