Giasone by Cavalli – Countdown to Pinchgut Opera Masterpiece

Rarely performed, the Pinchgut Opera’s Australian premiere of Giasone by Italian composer Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) will be all ‘at once bawdy and beautiful – showcasing the impressive talent of rising international superstar, David Hansen, in the title role. Oh, and it’s a little bit naughty…one man, two women, three times the trouble!

The Pinchgut Opera are renowned for producing rare operas of great beauty, offering Australian audiences a different experience of opera while showcasing Australian talent, performing these lesser-known masterpieces in an intimate venue with an excellent acoustic. Cavalli’s Giasone was the most frequently performed opera of the seventeenth century and took its plot from Greek mythology, for that of Jason and his hero’s quest, a mission impossible to find the magical Golden Fleece.

The fabulous cast and crew are in final countdown rehearsals…David Hansen – Giasone, Celeste Lazarenko – Medea, Miriam Allan – Isifile, Andrew Goodwin – Egeo, Christopher Saunders – Demo, Adrian McEniery – Delfa, David Greco – Oreste, Nicholas Dinopoulos – Ercole and Besso, Alexandra Oomens – Alinda with Erin Helyard – Conductor and harpsichord leading the fabulous Orchestra of the Antipodes, and the brilliant American Chas Rader-Shieber – Director and co-designer

Tickets are selling strongly, and there is always a last minute rush…so get in now…you will be ‘kicking yourself for centuries if you miss out’! Dates: 5, 7, 8 and 9th December – details and BOOKINGS City Recital Hall Angel Place

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