A Celebration Lunchtime Concert with Greta Bradman

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September 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RHYS BOAK (Piano & Organ)

Music for soprano from grand opera to sublime lieder.
Leading soprano and ABC presenter Greta Bradman sings some of her favourite works accompanied at the organ & piano by Rhys Boak.

The Program:
1. Ave Maria – Charles Gounod (1818-1893) after J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
2. Songs my mother taught me – Antonín Dvořák (1941-1904)
3. Simple Gifts – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
4. The nightingale and the rose – Nikolai Rimshy-Korsakov (1844-1908)
5. Repentir – Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
6. Casta diva from Norma – Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
7. O Waly Waly arranged by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
8. The Last Rose of Summer – Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883)
9. Lo! Hear the gentle lark – Henry Bishop (1786-1855)
10. When I have sung my songs – Ernest Charles (1895-1984)

Free Entry | General Admission
Donations are Welcome and will support the Mingary Counselling Service.

About Greta Bradman

Stunning soprano Greta Bradman is one of Australasia’s most celebrated operatic and concert artists.  Her 2015 début album for Decca Classics My Hero (c. Richard Bonynge; English Chamber Orchestra) received five-star reviews and topped the classical and classical crossover ARIA charts for several months.  Her recent album Home (c. Luke Dollman; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) was released in 2018 with similar ARIA charts success.

Recent performance highlights include Mimi (La bohème) for Opera Australia, Lisa (La sonnambula) for Victorian Opera and the title roles in Theodora (Canberra) and Rodelinda (Melbourne).

Greta has sung extensively in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and throughout the Asia Pacific.  A regular soloist with all the state symphony orchestras, her collaborators have included Zubin Mehta, Richard Bonynge, Matthias Foremny, Richard Tognetti, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Benjamin Northey, Rosario La Spina, Aled Jones, Russell Watson and Il Divo.

She has performed for world leaders from the UK, USA, China, India, Monaco and Australia; highlights include singing for Barack Obama, and a 2014 recital in St James’s Palace for the British Royal Family.  Winner of the 2013–14 Australian International Opera Award and the APRA/AMCOS Award in 2013, Greta is a Helpmann Award nominee and was Limelight Magazine’s 2010 Newcomer of the Year and their 2015 Australian Artist of the Year.

Greta is an outstanding supporter of Australian composers, and has had works written for her by Peter Sculthorpe, Betty Beath, Ross Edwards, Katy Abbott, Paul Stanhope, Quentin Grant, Calvin Bowman, Tom Henry, Carl Crossin and many others.  Greta is also a regular presenter on ABC Classic-FM.

After obtaining her music degree from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Greta received her Fellowship from the Australian National Academy of Music before completing a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Vocal Studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice – where she studied under Dennis O’Neill CBE and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.


September 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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