C02-1 The Creation – Opening Gala

  • April 29, 2022

    7.30pm - 9.40pm (including interval)

  • Fitters' Workshop

    Printers Way, Kingston ACT 2604

  • General Admission $90.00,

    Concession $82.00

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Presented in partnership with the Australian Haydn Ensemble and in collaboration with Sydney Chamber Choir

“Let there be light!” – The thunderous joy of Haydn’s greatest oratorio opens the Festival. Cast with the finest voices from Australia and New Zealand, this Creation is in the hands of our best period specialistsThe Australian Haydn Ensemble, celebrating its tenth anniversary.  Haydn’s Creation is a tribute to humanity’s creative vision as well as the wonders of nature.  Two performances, directed by the Festival’s own maestro.

Supported by Brian and Dianne Anderson

 

Program 

Joseph Haydn, The Creation (Die Schöpfung)

 

Artists

Alexandra Oomens, soprano

Andrew Goodwin, tenor

James Ioelu, baritone

The Australian Haydn Ensemble directed by Skye McIntosh

Sydney Chamber Choir

directed by Roland Peelman AM

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  • April 29, 2022

    7.30pm - 9.40pm (including interval)

  • Fitters' Workshop

    Printers Way, Kingston ACT 2604

  • General Admission $90.00,

    Concession $82.00

Buy Tickets Now

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Artist Roland Peelman AM - Director

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“His encyclopaedic understanding of performing and visual arts and his theatrical instinct place him in constant demand as a musician of flair and imagination.” – Anthony Jeffrey, Many Faces of Inspiration. At the helm of the Festival since 2015 is Artistic Director Roland Peelman, an acclaimed musician of great versatility who has established a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative musical directors. Born in Belgium, Roland Peelman has been active in Australia over 30 years as a conductor, pianist, artistic director and mentor to composers, singers and musician...

Artist Andrew Goodwin

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Andrew Goodwin has appeared with opera companies and orchestras in Europe, Asia and Australia including the Bolshoi Opera, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, La Scala Milan, Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Chamber Opera, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, the New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Moscow and Melbourne Chamber Orchestras, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and in recital at Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder, and the Port Fairy, Huntington, Coriole, Bendigo, Australian Chamber Music and ...

Artist James Ioelu

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New Zealand bass-baritone James Ioelu was a member of the ensemble of artists collaborating for the English National Opera/Dutch National Opera/Metropolitan Opera co-production of Porgy & Bess; he appears in the production in London and Amsterdam. He returns to London for the ENO/Unicorn Theatre production in the title role (c) Dido and Aeneas. Recent roles include his New Zealand appearance at Hamilton Festival in the principal role of King Potatau, the first Maori King, in the premiere of Jan...

Artist Alexandra Oomens

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Alexandra Oomens is a Harewood Artist with English National Opera, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music opera program, and an alumna of the Georg Solti Accademia. In 2021 Alexandra made her debut at the London Coliseum as Josephine in HMS Pinafore. Other operatic roles include Daphne/Aurora, Gli Amor di Apollo e di Dafne, Pinchgut Opera, Barbarina, Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera North, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Clonter Opera. During her time at RAO, she sang Vixen Cunning Little Vixen, the titl...

Artist Australian Haydn Ensemble

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In 2022 the Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE) enters its 10th year as a recognised Australian period instrument ensemble of excellence. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Skye McIntosh, nationally and internationally-lauded musicians bring historically-inspired performances to life. AHE has garnered a well-earned reputation for engaging audiences with imaginative programming, vibrant performances and enlightening workshops.This world-class ensemble performs at festivals, tours regularly throughout regional NSW, and presents its highly successful subscri...

Artist Sydney Chamber Choir

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Sydney Chamber Choir is passionate about choral music and its unique ability to celebrate and reflect upon the stories of our past, present and future. The Choir reaches back to explore the masterpieces of the Baroque, Renaissance and beyond, while also championing the music of our own time and place, regularly commissioning works by established and emerging Australian composers. In 2021, the Choir premiered new works by Brenda Gifford, Paul Stanhope and Joe Twist. Formed in 1975, the Choir has been led by Nicholas Routley, Paul Stanhope a...