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Jud Arthur - Bass
New Zealand Bass, Jud Arthur has been Australian based since 2003. During this time Arthur has performed most of the standard Bass repertoire for Opera Australia. He performs frequently with the State and New Zealand Operas, New Zealand and Sydney Symphonies and the State Opera of South Australia. He received International acclaim for his performances as Fafner/Hunding in Opera Australia's Ring Cycle.
2018 highlights include: Gravedigger, Ghost of Hamlet’s Father and Player 1/in Brett Dean’ Hamlet (Adelaide Festival); The King/Aida (Opera Australia) and Il Commendatore/Don Giovanni (West Australian Opera).
In this fabulous concert, Victoria Chorale will be joined by the brilliant Graz Boys Choir, Austria, which will sing Mozart’s Requiem. Victoria Chorale will perform the Faure Requiem and the Holst Psalms
The Graz Boys Choir is one of Austria’s finest boys’ choirs. Having undertaken many European tours, they are now being hosted in Melbourne by Victoria Chorale for their first Australian tour.
We are delighted to bring 3 wonderful works and a marvellous boys choir to our audience in this concert.
Mario Dobernig - Conductor
Mario is the Artistic Director and Conductor for Victoria Chorale and the Art of Sound Orchestra.
Engagements for the 2017/2018 season include performances with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha for the Qatar Festival, Hobart’s MONA FOMA, Brahms’s Requiem and Alto Rhapsody, Schubert’s Masses No. 5 and 6, Mozart Vespers K. 339, Mozart’ Piano Concerto K. 449, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Eroica, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, festival appearances with Electronic Dance Music Producers, cultural exchange programs between Austria and Australia and returns to Europe in 2017 and 2018
Emily Burke - Soprano
Emily Burke is one of the three winners of ABC TV’s Operatunity Oz. She is a graduate of the Victorian College Of The Arts and has studied language and singing at the Conservatorium Of Music in Milan. Emily
has given her own solo concert as part of Federation Square’s Melbourne Christmas series of events.
Sally-Anne Russell - Mezzo-soprano
One of Australia’s finest mezzo sopranos, Sally-Anne has over 70 operatic roles in her repertoire, has sung in fifteen countries, performs with all the major symphony orchestras and opera companies and she has over 40 recordings on ABC Classics, Chandos, Move and Decca labels, including her solo operatic disc “Enchanting” with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Nick Seidenman - Tenor
A versatile and multilingual artist, American tenor Nick Seidenman has sung under the batons of such notable conductors as Anton Guadagno, Julius Rudel, Bruno Aprea, and Anthony Amato. His operatic roles include Rodolfo in La Boheme, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Nemorino in L'Elisir D'Amore, the duke in Rigoletto, and Alfredo in La Traviata.