You are invited to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the premiere of Béla Bartók’s powerful opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Pure Harmony Music & Events’ director, international opera singer Adrian Tamburini will be making his role debut as the barbarous Duke Bluebeard, and is delighted to announce that Internationally renowned, Australian soprano Zara Barrett will sing the role of his loving and naïve new wife, Judith.
They will both be joined by members of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Christopher van Tuinen (Music Director- West Australian Opera; Artistic Director- Lost and Found Opera).
Sung in the original Hungarian, this opera will feature Maestro van Tuinen’s own re-orchestration for 23-piece chamber orchestra and use the mighty 1973 Pogson Pipe Organ in the befitting majesty of Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
101 years after the opera’s Hungarian premiere, this season of Bluebeard’s Castle will be the Sydney premiere of this specific orchestration written by Christopher van Tuinen for a 23-piece Chamber Orchestra. What is also exciting about this season is that we will feature the mighty 1973 Pogson Pipe Organ in Verbrugghen Hall in all its splendor alongside members of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
By donating to this project you will be supporting a fully Australian company, artists and musicians to continue making high quality music in one of the most beautiful concert venues in the country.
A full budget has been calculated and Pure Harmony Music & Events is hoping to raise $60,000 to go towards, venue hire, orchestra costs, artist and conductor performance fees, travel and accommodation, music hire and performance rights, musical instrument and equipment hire, surtitles as well as ticketing, ushering and stage management.
You can rest assured that all donations will go toward staging Bluebeard’s Castle and paying for all associated costs for this season alone. No money will go toward Pure Harmony Music & Events administration or running costs and will not be moved to other projects.
A professional archival recording will be made for all performers and the orchestra to use to demonstrate their work which hopefully will result in continued work. But more importantly, I hope that this experience will be a valuable and enlightening experience for everyone on stage and in the audience. Shining a light on local, Australian talent and great music-making and music-sharing.
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