Open Vocal Preliminaries 2018

Date:   Saturday 21 July
Time:  1.00PM (Session 1) and 6.00pm (Session 2)
Venue: Townsville Grammar School Music Centre, 29 Paxton Street, North Ward

Come on a captivating journey as we hear over 35 arias throughout one very music-filled day.
Three finalists will be chosen to progress to the Gala Vocal Finals concert.
What better way to stave off the winter blues than a day of singing?

Tickets: Gold coin donation at the door.

Program

Entrants must prepare a program of EITHER four contrasting arias (with or without recitative) from Opera/Oratorio OR a work/s for Voice and Orchestra e.g. Mozart’s Motet, a Bach Cantata or Four Last Songs by R Strauss. Three performers will be chosen from the preliminary stage to compete in the finals.

Time Limit: 20 – 30 minutes

 

Saturday 21 July (Session 1) 1.00PM

Chairperson: John Grantham, Vice President Townsville Choral Society

 

Naomi Flatman, Brisbane (24 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi                                                                   Vincenzo Bellini

“Qui m’aurait dit la place” (Charlotte’s Aria) from Werther                                                                      Jules Massenet

“Ah scostati … Smanie implacabili” from Così fan tutte                                                       Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Abbrucio, avvampo e fremo” from Rinaldo                                                                               George Frideric Händel

 

Ella Broome, Melbourne (20 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Rejoice greatly” from Messiah, HWV 56                                                                                   George Frideric Händel

“Ach, ich fühl’s” from Die Zauberflöte                                                                                   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette                                                                                                  Charles Gounod

“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi                                                                                           Giacomo Puccini

 

Sze Pui Li, Hong Kong (21 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria Rusticana                                                                                              Pietro Mascagni

“Una donna a quindici anni” from Così fan tutte                                                                   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi                                                                   Vincenzo Bellini

“O mio Fernando” from La Favorita                                                                                                     Gaetano Donizetti

 

INTERVAL – 20 MINUTES

 

Alison Paris, Brisbane (21 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Giunse alfin il momento … Deh vieni” from Le Nozze di Figaro                                         Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Depuis le jour” from Louise                                                                                                           Gustave Charpentier

“Thy hand, Belinda”  from Dido and Aeneas                                                                                              Henry Purcell

“Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème                                                                                                      Giacomo Puccini

 

Bianca Bacchiella, Ingham (22 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Exsultate, jubilate” from Exsultate, jubilate                                                                         Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“V’adoro pupille” from Giulio Cesare                                                                                          George Frideric Händel

“Se il padre perdei” from Idomeneo                                                                                      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette                                                                                                  Charles Gounod

 

Rosa Zardus, Brisbane (20 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Dove sono” from Le Nozze di Figaro                                                                                 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Eccomi in lieta vesta … Oh! quante volte” from  I Capuleti e i Montecchi                                             Vincenzo Bellini

“Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette                                                                                                  Charles Gounod

“How beautiful are the feet” from Messiah                                                                                 George Frideric Händel

 

 

Saturday 21 July (Session 2) 6.00PM

Chairperson: John Grantham, Vice President Townsville Choral Society

 

Frances Tsang, Hong Kong (20 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“In quali eccessi, o Numi! … Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata” from Don Giovanni                     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Fair Robin I love” from Tartuffe                                                                                                               Kirke Mechem

“Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” from Carmen                                                                                        Georges Bizet

“Ebben?  Ne andrò lontana” from La Wally                                                                                            Alfredo Catalani

 

Rebecca Cassidy, Brisbane (25 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser                                                                                                     Richard Wagner

“Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” from Carmen                                                                                        Georges Bizet

“Come scoglio” from Così fan tutte                                                                                       Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Senza mamma” from Suor Angelica                                                                                                    Giacomo Puccini

 

Kevin Price, Gold Coast (20 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“Avant de quitter ces lieux” from Faust                                                                                                  Charles Gounod

“Deh, vieni alla finestra” from Don Giovanni                                                                         Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“O! du mein holder Abendstern” from Tannhäuser                                                                                Richard Wagner

“Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville                                                                                   Gioachino Rossini

 

INTERVAL – 20 MINUTES

 

Kate Amos, Melbourne (22 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“E’ strano! e’ strano!… Sempre libera” from La Traviata                                                                         Giuseppe Verdi

“Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème                                                                                                      Giacomo Puccini

“Deh vieni, non tardar” from Le Nozze di Figaro                                                                  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette                                                                                                  Charles Gounod

 

Emily Holland, Melbourne (20 min)

Accompanist: Maryleigh Hand

“V’adoro pupille” from Giulio Cesare                                                                                          George Frideric Händel

“O wär’ ich schon mit dir vereint” from Fidelio                                                                             Ludwig van Beethoven

“Les oiseaux dans la charmille” from Les contes d’Hoffmann                                                          Jacques Offenbach

“Recit et Air de Lia” from L’enfant prodigue                                                                                           Claude Debussy

 

8.30PM ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS

 All entrants should be present for these announcements.

Presentation of written adjudications to competitors.

Meeting of finalists and production team.