Debut Recital For The José Carbó Trio

Andrew Blanch, José Carbó and Ariel Nurhadi
Andrew Blanch, José Carbó and Ariel Nurhadi

Popular Australian-Argentinian baritone José Carbó has created his own ensemble, the José Carbó Trio in which he joins forces with emerging classical guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi. The trio will give its debut recital L’Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour), named after Reynaldo Hahn’s masterpiece, featuring music by Schubert, Faure, Debussy, Verdi and others, reimagined by the trio for the  original musical setting of voice and two guitars.

Another afternoon in the Independent Theatre’s popular Prelude in Tea series, which includes afternoon tea, L’Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour) is a collection of songs and operatic arias which retain their original charm but which gain a fresh perspective through the unique sound world of the guitar, which provides a colourful and imaginative backdrop to the voice. This ‘exquisite hour’ of music hypnotizes with its cosmic beauty and lilting tenderness, and electrifies with its impassioned bravado and drama.

José Carbó has sung with some of world’s most prestigious opera companies, including Milan’s La Scala and the New York Metropolitan Opera and performs regularly as a principal artist with Opera Australia. In this recent collaborations outside the sphere of opera, he joins forces with two rising stars of the guitar Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi.  The trio first appeared together on stage at Canberra’s 2015 Voices in the Forest concert, where they performed music from Carbo’s ARIA-nominated album My Latin Heart. In 2018, they bring a new programme of songs and operatic arias arranged together for a two guitar accompaniment.


Tickets: $48 adult, $30 conc, $22 student, and $16 child

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