- Friday, 23 Aug 2019 - 7:30PM
- Sunday, 25 Aug 2019 - 5PM
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Break out the dinner jacket and kick up your heels; you’re invited to a sublime concert performance of operatic masterworks featuring acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin.
From Beethoven, Wagner and Strauss, we’ll journey from Fidelio’s Prison to Salome’s Palace, shining a spotlight on Barkmin’s phenomenal talent and showcasing the full force of your West Australian Symphony Orchestra in the hands of conductor Asher Fisch.
In August 2018 the acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin made her Australian debut in WASO’s Tristan und Isolde and blew everyone away. WASO took home two prestigious Helpmann Awards for Best Individual Classical Music Performance (Asher Fisch) and Best Symphony Orchestra Concert (WASO) earlier this month. From the roar of the audience it was clear that Perth wanted more of this exceptional artist. Barkmin is renowned worldwide as one of the finest exponents of Salome, so she concludes this gala event with the dramatic final scene of Strauss’ extraordinary opera.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable voices of our generation.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra 2019 Season
FRIDAY GALA - 6:45pm - 7:10pm
SUNDAY GALA - 4:15pm
Join Kathie Drake at the Terrace Level Corner Stage prior to the concert.
All concert-goers are welcome.
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Overture
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin?
STRAUSS, R. Four Last Songs
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Entrance of the Guests
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
STRAUSS, R. Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
STRAUSS, R. Salome: Final scene
Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano
Asher Fisch conductor
FRIDAY FOOD & BEVERAGES
Make a Gala night of it!
FRIDAY GALA DINNER - Bookings are now closed
To celebrate this special night on the WASO calendar you can enjoy a sumptuous pre-concert Gala Dinner for $50 (Friday only), including complimentary bubbles^ on arrival.
Available from 5:30pm
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Café (Friday only)
Open 2 hours prior for pre-show dinner and barista coffee and cake post-show.
Pre-show bookings essential, click here for more info.
Grab n' Go (Friday only)
Available pre-show at this event. Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.
SUNDAY FOOD & BEVERAGES
Make a Gala afternoon of it!
SUNDAY GALA HIGH TEA - Bookings are now closed
Pre-concert Gala High Tea for $35 (Sunday), including complimentary bubbles^ on arrival.
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Presented by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
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