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American Dreams: Bernstein and beyond

Journey into the world of American music and Bernstein’s legacy. More than a genius of musical theatre, Leonard Bernstein was a masterful composer, influencing a generation of composers. Alongside Bernstein’s own music, this program explores those who influenced Bernstein, his contemporaries, and a range of new American Voices.

Performed by tenor Kyle Stegall, soprano Desiree Frahn and pianist Josh van Konkelenberg, come with us to explore these great American composers, including music by Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Rosephanye Powell and Logan Hahn.

Mozart’s Muses: wonderful women and inspiring heroines

Mozart’s legendary inspiration had beautiful melodies and harmonies effortlessly pouring out of his pen. But behind every inspiration is a muse.

Renowned Australian Pianist Anna Goldsworthy explores some of the women in Mozart’s life, real women who inspired his compositions, and operatic characters who fired his imagination.

She is joined by guest soprano Sky Ingram and mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley, playing sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella in State Opera’s Così fan tutte, for a stirring recital at the wonderful UKARIA.

Passionate Puccini: lovers, butterflies and sleepless nights

Celebrate the works of Puccini in the 100-year anniversary of his death, with two of Australia’s finest operatic stars. Puccini remains most celebrated opera composer of the romantic era, his work renowned for its exquisite storytelling, memorable melodies, and thrilling showcase of the human voice.

With tenor Paul O’Neill and soprano Cathy-Di Zhang, and State Opera’s Head of Music Anthony Hunt, come with us to explore the legacy and romance of the great Giacomo Puccini.

UKARIA Recitals - 3 Show Package

Sun 02 Jun 2024

Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, SA

American Dreams

Sun 02 Jun 2024

Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, SA

Mozart's Muses

Sat 10 Aug 2024

Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, SA

Passionate Puccini

Sun 10 Nov 2024

Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, SA