ADYO AND STATE OPERA: A MARRIAGE OF MUSIC AND PASSION – Live Theatre Review, June 2015

The Upside News

On Saturday night, the talented young musicians of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra joined with the equally gifted emerging artists of the State Opera of SA to make beautiful music.

Performing excerpts from three famous operas, conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite, Passion is part of AdYO’s esteemed Maestro series of concerts.
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Held at the State Opera studio in Netley, the production was semi-staged, with a charming minimalist set design and direction by David Lampard.

Narrated by Timothy Sexton, Passion featured the works of W.A Mozart, Johann Strauss and Richard Strauss.

Act One took us to the world of Figaro, in the comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro, which tells the story of a sordid Count (Timothy Sexton), his wife’s beautiful maid Susannah (Lisa Cannizzaro), and her comical husband to be (Jeremy Tatchell).

Using physical comedy, costume and. characterisation, the seven singers told the story of the hapless manservant and his woes.

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