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Meredith Arwady

In recital with Michael Ierace

Dates: 4 Mar 2024
Venue: Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide
Duration: 1hr, no interval
Note: Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the program

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Credits & Program

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Credits & Program

Meredith Arwady, voice
Michael Ierace, piano

Charles Gabriel 
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow"

Samuel Barber
"The Crucifixion"

Antonin Dvořák
"Hear My Prayer"

William Roy
"This Little Rose"

John Jacob Niles
"Go 'Way From My Window"

Scottish folk song
"O Waly, Waly"


Tom Lehrer
"Poisoning Pigeons In The Park"

Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein
"Stepsisters' Lament"

Richard Rogers
"Sing for Your Supper"

George Gershwin

Harold Arlen
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"


American folk song
"The Leather-Winged Bat"

Richard & Robert Sherman
"Feed The Birds"

Cole Porter
"It's De-Lovely"

Jerome Kern
"Can't Help Lovin' That Man"







Meredith Arwady

Hailed by critics as a “rarity” and “a genuine contralto”, Meredith Arwady continues to delight audiences in the United States and abroad with rich vocal intensity and captivating stage presence.

Meredith begins the 23/24 season with a debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a concert performance of Cavalleria rusticana (Lucia) conducted by James Gaffigan. Other season highlights include her debut with the Adelaide Festival in Australia for The Nightingale and Other Fables (Death) and returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago for Champion (Kathy Hagen) and Madison Opera for Candide (Old Lady).

Career highlights include performances with with The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and Santa Fe Opera.

Michael Ierace

Cited as having "an exceptional gift" and his playing described as ‘revelatory’, Adelaide-born Michael Ierace had much success in local and national competitions before receiving the prestigious Elder Overseas Scholarship, enabling him study at London’s Royal College of Music. He was selected as an RCM Rising Star was later on staff as a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment. He won several competitions in the UK and performed extensively throughout the country.

Much sought after as an associate artist for national and international guests, Michael also teaches at the Elder Conservatorium and is the regular pianist for State Opera and Adelaide Festival productions.

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