Fantasy Songs & Arias

    When:
    May 1, 2020, 19:30 @ 7:30 PM
    2020-05-01T19:30:00+10:00
    2020-05-01T19:45:00+10:00
    Where:
    Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
    597 High St
    Penrith NSW 2750
    Cost:
    $25-$30
    Contact:
    Blush Opera
    0438128336

    FANTASY SONGS & ARIAS
    Featuring a new song cycle by Paul Smith performed alongside favourite arias about myth, magic and madness

    Blush Opera have curated an operatic event exploring fantasy, myth and lore through music. The program commences with favourite operatic arias and songs by Verdi, Dvorak, Strauss and Britten which draw from different mythological tales. The second half of the program will present a contemporary song cycle, “Fantasy Songs” by Australian composer, Paul Smith. ”Fantasy Songs” depicts different classic figures of fantasy (and one snail) in a series of dramatic, funny and romantic musical scenarios. Each songs contains its own brief narrative which is sung by different figures as they reflect on their position drawing on iconic mythologies and tropes of fantasy with a rich musical landscape.

    Blush is very excited to once again collaborate with artist Mylyn Nguyen whose animations will be exhibited in the studio during the performance of Fantasy Songs.

    More details about Mylyn can be found at her gallery representation at May Space. https://www.mayspace.com.au/artists-essay/mylyn-nguyen

    CAST & CREATIVES
    Paul Smith / Composer
    Alice Girle / Soprano
    Sarah Ampil / Soprano
    Carli Patridge / Soprano
    Antonio Fernandez / Pianist
    Mylyn Nguyen / Animation