|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
Rendezvous in Spring
Claire Munting mezzo-soprano
C L A I R E M U N T I N G
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
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.