Upcoming Dates
  • Friday 23 Aug 7:30pm — Perth Concert Hall
  • Sunday 25 Aug 5:00pm — Perth Concert Hall

Our Gala Event.

In August 2018 the acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin made her Australian debut in WASO’s Tristan und Isolde and blew everyone away. From the roar of the audience we knew that Perth wanted more of this exceptional artist. We’ve responded. We have created an evening of operatic and vocal masterworks from Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner to shine the spotlight on Barkmin’s phenomenal talent. And being renowned worldwide as one of the finest exponents of Salome, we are thrilled that 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 with Asher Fisch leading ‘an orchestra at the top of its game’.

“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

“Gun-Brit Barkmin… was a revelation.” - The Australian


BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Overture
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin?
MAHLER Blumine
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.

Pre-concert Talk
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

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