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Opera Queensland presents Songs To Die For
4 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queenslanders are dying to see the brand-new touring work from Opera Queensland, Songs To Die For, a cheeky, celebratory and ultimately reverend look at Opera’s relationship with the art of dying.
Songs to Die For is directed by Opera Queensland Artistic Director Patrick Nolan and stars leading artists; Soprano Rebecca Cassidy, Mezzo Soprano Jessica Low, Baritone Jason Barry-Smith with musicians Scott Saunders and Trevor Jones.
Weaving some of the great operatic death scenes from Purcell to Wagner with contemporary pop songs from artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. Mr Nolan believes Songs To Die For reveals that a great song speaks to the soul regardless of when it was written.
“Songs to Die For draws on the power of music to explore our relationship with death in ways that are both tender and laugh out loud funny”.
Concept and Direction Patrick Nolan
Musical Director Scott Saunders
Designer Leigh Buchanan
Soprano Rebecca Cassidy
Mezzo Soprano Jessica Low
Baritone Jason Barry-Smith
Musicians Scott Saunders and Trevor Jones