The Apollo Opera Collective presents Handel’s Radamisto. Under the musical direction of Keiren Brandt Sawdy, the production features the rising singers of Sydney’s opera world. These performances will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Sydney Baroque Music Festival, comprising some of Australia’s best young historically informed instrumentalists.
The Apollo Opera Collective is an exciting young artist’s opera company committed to showcasing Australia’s best new young voices. Led by Artistic Director Keiren Brandt Sawdy, Assistant Conductor of Pinchgut Opera and a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s conducting program, AOC aims to provide a much needed platform for talented young artists to develop the expertise to launch their careers. The company is entirely driven by the artists themselves, who work collaboratively on all the different aspects of staging the opera.
After an extremely successful debut performance of Ariodante in February 2018, The Apollo Opera Collective returns to Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley to perform Handel’s masterpiece Radamisto. Directed by Robert Macfarlane, this production of a rarely performed work follows the warring families of Tiridate and Radamisto as they fight for power.
These performances will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Sydney Baroque Music Festival, comprising some of Australia’s best young historically informed instrumentalists. Two performances only.
This was the company that in later years would commission some of Handel’s most famous works, such as Giulio Cesare, Rodelinda and Tamerlano. But before all of them there was Radamisto, a masterpiece of Baroque Opera and a box-office triumph in its day. AOC are thrilled to bring this work to the Sydney stage.” says Keiren Brandt-Sawdy
Cast: Rebecca Hart: Radamisto; Laura Griffin: Zenobia; Spencer Darby: Tiridate; Charlotte Kelso: Tigrane; Petah Chapman: Polissena; Philip Barton: Farasmane
Musical Director: Keiren Brandt-Sawdy / Director: Robert Macfarlane/ Continuo: Nathan Cox/ Lighting Designer: Martin Kinnane
Tickets: $45 available