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Voyage to the Moon (Melbourne)

Date: 18-19 February 2016
Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Corner of Southband Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Musica Viva website

Theatre legend Michael Gow creates an exciting new chamber opera, with music realised by Calvin Bowman and the late Alan Curtis. Voyage to the Moon combines gems from Handel and Vivaldi with rediscovered treasures from little-known 18th-century composers.

Leading Australian singers, soprano Emma Matthews and mezzo Sally-Anne Russell, share the stage with a brilliant newcomer, bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman along with a hand-picked band of leading chamber musicians led by Phoebe Briggs, Head of Music at Victorian Opera.

Baroque music is set to 21st-century words to tell of Astolfo’s journey to the Moon, negotiating supernatural beings and a love triangle, in the hope of restoring his friend’s sanity.

Voyage to the Moon is co-presented with Victoria Opera, and in partnership with the Performance Program of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, led by Jane Davidson with Alan Maddox (Associate Investigator). This tour is supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society.

We welcome you to join us for pre-concert and post-concert talks (free to ticket holders):

Thursday 18 February, 18:30-18:55
Pre-Concert Talk with Jane Davidson, Level 2 Foyer

Thursday 18 February, 21:00-21:30
Post-Concert Talk, Ground Floor Foyer

Friday 19 February, 18:45-19:15
Pre-Concert Talk with Jane Davidson, Salon

Friday 19 February, 21:00-21:30
Post-Concert Talk, Salon