Our Gala Event. A Night at the Opera.
The Helpmann Award winning concert!
In August 2018 the acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin made her Australian debut in WASO’s Tristan und Isolde and blew everyone away. WASO took home two prestigious Helpmann Awards for Best Individual Classical Music Performance (Asher Fisch) and Best Symphony Orchestra Concert (WASO) earlier this month. From the roar of the audience it was clear that Perth wanted more of this exceptional artist. Barkmin is renowned worldwide as one of the finest exponents of Salome, so she concludes this gala event with the dramatic final scene of Strauss’ extraordinary opera.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable voices of our generation.
“She gave an extraordinarily complete portrayal… It’s always a joy to hear a singer in their native tongue, and [Barkmin’s] linguistic authority made every syllable count.”
- Limelight magazine
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Overture
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin?
STRAUSS, R. Four Last Songs
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Entrance of the Guests
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
STRAUSS, R. Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
STRAUSS, R. Salome: Final scene
Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano
Asher Fisch conductor
Sung in German with English surtitles.
Join Kathie Drake on Friday from 6:45-7:10pm at the Terrace Level Corner Stage prior to the concert. All concert-goers are welcome.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
“Gun-Brit Barkmin… was a revelation.”
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