The Annual
Friday 10th November at 7pm

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

28th Annual Glebe Music Festival

Friday 10th November 2017 at 7pm
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe

Rendezvous in Spring

Claire Munting mezzo-soprano
Simon Kenway piano

Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

Manuel de Falla
187 — 1946

Poème d’un jour (Opus 21)
Clair de lune
(Opus 46, No.2)
En prière

Gabriel Fauré
1845 — 1924

Vier Lieder (Opus 27, No.4)
Die Nacht
8 Gedichte aus ‘Letzte Blätter’ (Opus 10, No.3)
8 Gedichte aus ‘Letzte Blätter’ (Opus 10, No.8)

Richard Strauss
1864 — 1949

i n t e r v a l

Lascia ch’io pianga

Georg Friedrich
1685 — 1759

Va, laisse couler mes larmes

Jules Massenet
1842 — 1912

Senza mamma
Suor Angelica

Giacomo Puccini
1858 — 1924

Près des remparts

Georges Bizet
1756 — 1791

Io son l’umile ancella
Adriana Lecouvreur

Francesco Cilea
1866 — 1950

Voi lo sapete
Cavalleria Rusticana

Pietro Mascagni
1863 — 1945

Rendevous in spring

C L A I R E  M U N T I N G
Claire Munting studied voice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. After her graduation she continued her studies with American tenor James McCray.

She performed around Europe as a member of opera company ‘Della Casa’, performing at venues such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt and at St. James’s Palace in London for the Royal English family.

Claire sang the roles of Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma and Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlo with the Colla Voce ensemble, Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco with the Con Brio Orchestra conducted by Peter Biloen, highlights from Bizet’s Carmen with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Porcelijn, and Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni with the Rotterdam Opera.

Furthermore she performed at the Aldeburgh Festival in England, Grachten Festival Amsterdam, Palace Het Loo in The Netherlands, Ridderzaal (The Hague) and the prestigious TNC in New York.

Since moving to Australia, Claire was invited to performat the House of Parliament in Brisbane, was both soloist and vocal coach at the 2013 Queensland Music Festival and was Artistic Director of ‘Musica!’ 2015. She sang the roles of Badessa and Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Sydney Opera Projects and she created A Tribute to Maria Callas which recently premiered in Mosman, Sydney.


S I M O N  K E N W A Y
Simon Kenway is an established and highly respected orchestral and operatic conductor. He has held posts as Principal Chorus Master of Opera Australia, Musical Director for Opera in the Vineyards, Opera by George and Opera Under The Stars in Broome, and Conductor and Chief Vocal Coach for the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School. He now works as a freelance conductor, both internationally and in Australia and in 2015 was appointed Artistic Director of Pacific Opera.

He has conducted the Sydney, Tasmanian, West Australian, Canberra and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, Australian Ballet, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Aldeburgh productions in the UK, the Australian Youth Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

For Opera Australia Simon conducted Aida on the Beach in Coolangatta and The Marriage of Figaro on regional tour plus concerts with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

Recent engagements include The Magic Flute for Opera Australia’s regional tour and workshops and performances as Conductor and Music Director for Opera Australia’s Community Choirs project. He has also conducted Verdi’s Requiem for the Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival in Sydney, Orfeo ed Euridice for Spectrum Now Festival (for which he also prepared the Chorus and acted as Music Advisor), Conductor for Rossini’s Cinderella and Associate Conductor for Verdi’s Otello for Opera Queensland, Opera on the Riverstage for the Brisbane Festival and Opera Queensland.

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