Opera Queensland has consulted some of Australia’s most revered music specialists to prescribe an uplifting and invigorating course of free online performances in An Aria a Day.
Theatres and concert halls may be closed but opera continues to ring through the homes and hearts of Australians, uniting people through song during this time of isolation.
Opera Queensland has commissioned talented Australian artists and musicians to deliver a daily dose of music and performance to engage, inspire and unite audiences from all walks of life.
An Aria a Day celebrates the diversity and power of opera; encapsulates the emotion and storytelling of the art form; and demonstrates the passion, strength and resilience of Australia’s artistic community.
Artists participating in the online program include:
“Somewhere” from West Side Story
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
By Giacomo Puccini
Lascia ch’io pianga
By George Handel
Will you buy a fine dog?
By Thomas Morley
The free performances can be viewed via Opera Queensland’s YouTube channel and social media accounts from Friday 8 May, 2020.