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Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti – at the St. Kilda Lawn Bowls Club. June 8-23, 2019

at the legendary St Kilda Lawn Bowls Club
66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.

June 8th – 8pm
June 9th – 3pm
June 16th – 3pm
June 22nd – 8pm
June 23rd – 3pm

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BCDFK

Emotionworks Cut Opera condenses Mozart’s classic comedy opera and fuses it with 1950’s Rock and Roll in this swinging, action-packed, retro inspired production. This is opera fusion!

Hear the best hits from the 1950’s alongside Mozart’s beautiful arias and ensembles performed by an exceptional young cast of opera and contemporary singers. This is a trip down memory lane featuring songs by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry to name a few and as we wind back the clock to the 1950’s.

 

March 30th this year was a wonderfully nostalgic day for me, singing at my alma mater Radford College 25 years since I graduated. I sang Brahms Op. 91 Wiegenlied or Cradle Song’s for voice and viola, My Secret Love from Calamity Jane and Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz (both musicals we did when I was at Radford).

I realised I have been singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow since I was 12. To remember that little 12 year old who just wanted to sing and to think of all the dreams that were waiting her of singing around the world, making my living from music and getting play and create with kindred spirits – and to think of all the dreams left to come and the music yet to be made and played with more kindred spirits. Well it was and is completely humbling.

So thank you to my colleagues for the invitation, collegial welcome and for your beautiful playing. To connect with music deeply and sing has always been my greatest pleasure and it is so nice to remember and sing where that joy and passion was ignited.

Two Tosca’s, a Donna Anna and Dorabella have sung in my 2019.  Emotionworks has been taking Opera Fusion to both Victoria Peninsula’s with performances in Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale and Flinders.  Each performance has allowed me to explore these characters a little bit more and play with my fellow Emotionworks performers while taking opera, rock and RnB to some of the most beautiful seaside towns in Australia.

Wonderful concert on the weekend as the soprano soloist for the PROMS 2018 Concert with The Frankston Symphony Orchestra and Mornington Peninsula Chorale.  Performing under the baton of Tom Pugh with baritone soloist Adam Miller we performed operatic highlights from Carmen, Eugene Onegin, The Bartered Bride and Cavalleria Rusticana.

http://www.frankstonmusicsociety.org.au/events/proms_concert_2018/

 

Last year found me performing the roles of Tosca and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for Emotionworks – Cut Opera in Pentridge Prison, the Melba Spiegeltent and iconic rock venues.  We are gearing up for another performance of Don G at Richmond’s Corner Hotel on June 3.  Tickets can be booked here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mozarts-don-giovanni-lets-rock-and-roll-tickets-44973739666?aff=eac2

 

Emotionworks – Cut Opera performing the role of The Countess in Figaro.  Billed as “Opera without the boring bits”.  This Figaro is set in a Footy Club and fused with my favourite driving music of all time – Aussie Rock!

I had a great time singing one of my favourite Mozart operas and finding my inner Divinyl, all while heavily pregnant – the baby is sure to love music both Mozart and Rock.

Paul Selar’s review in the Herald Sun remarked: Katrina Waters swans as Rosina, the coach’s rather Brighton-bred wife..the poignancy of Rosina’s lament of love lost and the stirring act of forgiveness she bestows on a repentant husband remain luminous highlights”. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/arts/review-marriage-of-figaro-vs-oz-rock-and-aussie-rules/news-story/020ac4be2f1159724c88616bc41e45b6

See more about Emotionworks here: https://emotionworks.com.au

 

I recently indulged my love of Czech repertoire by performing Dvorak’s Love Songs and Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared with Opera Australia tenor, Kent McIntosh and pianist Colin Forbes.  Kent and Colin are colleagues from my initial studies at the Canberra School of Music.  Our concert at Amdamshurst in Albury was a huge success and I am looking forward to performing at the Wesley Music Centre in Canberra on the 18th of September.

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Father Peter McLeod-Miller, Katrina Waters, Colin Forbes, Kent McIntosh at Adamshurst.

I recently made my first foray into the world of Wagner, singing Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Wagner for Peter Mac.  Staging was by Julie Edwardson and Musical Direction by David Barnard.  Performances on April 22 and 23 at the Melbourne Metropolitan Meat Market raised 13K for Peter Mac.  I absolutely loved collaborating with artists from both performance and medical backgrounds.  These performances were extremely special for me as I did them in honour of my Mum who died of melanoma 20 years ago – she would have been so proud and I learnt a very important lesson about performing, when you perform for a cause bigger than yourself nerves really don’t get a look in.  I felt free and loved the feeling of flying over Wagner’s vocal lines.

 

 

 

 

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