How better to complement the glorious view from UKARIA’s windows than the finest pastoral opera of the eighteenth century? Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes perform the original one-to-a-part masque version of Acis and Galatea penned by Handel in 1718 for a sunlit performance in a country garden in Middlesex.
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Pinchgut Opera & Orchestra of the Antipodes
Chloe Lankshear, soprano Anna Fraser, soprano Louis Hurley, tenor Richard Butler, tenor Andrew O’Connor, bass Matt Greco, violin Karina Schmitz, violin Adam Masters, oboe Alicia Crossley, recorder Hannah Lane, baroque harp Anton Baba, gamba/cello Erin Helyard, harpsichord/organ
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.
About Erin Helyard Erin Helyard has been acclaimed as an inspiring conductor, a virtuosic and expressive performer of the harpsichord and fortepiano, and as a lucid scholar who is passionate about promoting discourse between musicology and performance. As Artistic Director and co-founder of the celebrated Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes (Sydney) he has forged new standards of excellence in historically-informed performance in Australia. He has received two Helpmann Awards for Best Musical Direction (2017, 2019) and an ARIA for Best Classical Album (2020). Erin is a Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and appears courtesy of Pinchgut Opera.
About Pinchgut Opera Pinchgut Opera is Australia's only company dedicated to Baroque opera and vocal music, with a global reputation as one of the world's finest companies specialising in historically informed performance. Pinchgut takes rare and often undiscovered masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries and re-creates them in the modern frame, giving contemporary relevance to this exquisite music of the past for today’s audiences to enjoy.