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Purcell's 'King Arthur': Opera in the Quad

University of Sydney
University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006
St Paul's College, within the University of Sydney (9 City Rd Camperdown)

Friday 9 April from 7pm to 9pm


Adult: $60Student & U30: $40

Prepare to be transported back to the early 6th Century, as we embark on a tale of medieval adventure and mysticism.

One of the greatest works of western music, Purcell’s operetta ‘King Arthur’ tells the story of King Arthur’s Britons as they battle the Saxons.

Led by Ross Cobb, narrated by Peter Cousens and performed on an orchestra of Australia’s best historically informed musicians. Performed in the open-air; bring a picnic rug or a chair, enjoy a drink from the bar whilst surrounded by the stunning sandstone Quadrangle of St Paul’s College.

Conductor | Ross Cobb

Concertmaster | Fiona Ziegler

Narrator | Peter Cousens

Soprano | Chloe Lankshear, Josie Ryan, Elise Morton

Mezzo soprano | Stephanie Dillon, Hester Wright

Tenor | Joshua Oxley, Elias Wilson

Bass | Jeremy Boulton, Jack Stephens

Violin | Fiona Ziegler, James Tarbotton

Viola | Sophie Nickel

Cello | Zoltán Szabo

Bass | Will Hansen

Harpsichord | Nathan Cox

Bassoon | Harley Milano

Oboe | Edward Wang, Joshua Ning

Recorder | Isabelle Palmer, Aimee Brown

Trumpet | Simon Wolnizer, Jonathan Baker

Timpani | Adam Cooper-Stanbury

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