Opera star Emma Matthews, soprano, performs a programme of Mozart arias with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Umberto Clerici and led by Andrew Haveron. The orchestra will also perform stand-alone orchestral works by Schubert.
One of Australia’s most beloved performers and brightest opera stars, Emma Matthews’ versatility, charisma and exquisite coloratura soprano are the perfect fit for Mozart’s arias. A recognised interpreter of Mozart’s vocal music, virtuosic and insightful, Emma Matthews has chosen hidden gems and well-known masterpieces that demonstrate Mozart’s dazzling ability to express melody through the voice.
Schubert’s gift for song shines in his lyrical Rosamunde. The play it accompanied is forgotten but Schubert’s graceful orchestral complement lives on. His Symphony No.3 looks back to his idols: Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart.
Pre-concert talk by David Garrett in the First Floor Reception Room, 45 minutes before the performance.
The programme: SCHUBERT Rosamunde: Highlights/ MOZART Voi avete un cor fedele; The Marriage of Figaro: E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono; Ah se in ciel, benigne stele/ SCHUBERT Symphony No.3
Umberto Clerici conductor/ Emma Matthews soprano /Andrew Haveron concertmaster / Sydney Symphony Orchestra
The concert tours to Penrith on 31 May and Orange on 1 June