For the past 50 years, Orchestra Victoria has partnered the nation’s finest ballet and opera companies, international artists and toured across the state of Victoria.
This year, we are proud to announce a special birthday concert in celebration of an inspiring five decades as one of Australia’s premier pit orchestras.
This gala program will include musical highlights from the orchestra’s 50-year history, conducted by Orchestra Victoria’s Artistic Director Nicolette Fraillon AM and Maestro Johannes Fritzsch, and will feature guest performances by principal artists from The Australian Ballet (Melbourne only) and Helpmann- and Green Room award-winning singers Lorina Gore and Jaqueline Dark.
Join us in celebrating this golden milestone and enjoy the music that has inspired dancers, singers and audiences for half a century.
Nicolette Fraillon AM conductor
Johannes Fritzsch conductor
Lorina Gore soprano
Jacqueline Dark mezzo soprano
Principal Artists from The Australian Ballet (Melbourne only)
Wagner – Prelude from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Bellini – Qui la voce from I Puritani
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Tchaikovsky – Adieu Forets from Jeanne d’Arc
Bizet – Entr'acte Act IV from Carmen
Humperdinck – Abendsegen and Dream Pantomime from Hänsel und Gretel
Mills – Blossom Dance and Pas de deux for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie from Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Bernstein – Overture from Candide
Tchaikovsky – Act II Pas de deux from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky – Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty
Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
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