Australia's 5-time ARIA Award winning baroque orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and theBrandenburg Choir, will this Saturday streamthe world's most performed baroque work, Handel’s MESSIAH. The celebrated performance from February 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre will be available on theBrandenburg Facebook page and Melbourne Recital Centre YouTube channel
as scheduled Premiere events at5pm Saturday 11 April.
was the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel before his tomb”Beethoven
said about Handel.
In 2017 the Brandenburg for the first time performed baroque’s greatest hit in Sydney and Melbourne. The 90-minute performance, with four shining young vocal soloists, was captured on film which will be shown this weekend.
The international stellar line-up of soloists, whoPaul Dyer, Artistic Director of the ABO, brought together for the performance are -
Lucía Martín-Cartón – Spanish soprano is one of the early music industry's brightest young stars. She was the winner of theRenata Tebaldi International Voice Competition and toured Australia in 2015 as a guest artist withLes Arts Florissant.
– Greek countertenor who has won Best Young Artist of the Year in Greece and whose recording in the title role of Handel’sTamerlano
won the prestigious ECHO Klassik Award.
– Sydney-based American tenor is a Masters graduate of the prestigiousJuilliard School
in New York. He has performed in opera in the US and Canada, and recorded an album of music by American composers for the Delos label.
– Australian baritone who shone in his role ofThe Engineer
in Opera Australia’s Sydney Opera House – The Opera, performed on the steps of the iconic building.
Constantine Costi’s staging brilliantly captures movement and space and a real sense of theatre in his first collaboration with the Brandenburg. Drawing on shape and form from baroque art, a simple message of hope emerges from a dark and an almost dreamlike state.
chorus is guaranteed to fill hearts with joy. Who doesn’t experience an endorphin rush when they hear or perform it?” asksPaul Dyer. “The Messiah
brings people such overwhelming pleasure and it is easy to understand its phenomenal popularity.”