The Maryborough Regional Arts Council is once again bringing a delightful and exciting performance to Maryborough.
Recent arrival, Anastasia Bickel has fallen in love with Maryborough’s beautiful old Queenslanders and is busily restoring her new home here. Anastasia said, “I moved to Maryborough in February this year because I fell in love with the beautiful Queenslanders and the friendly vibe.
I often go busking and sing opera songs at markets and on the main street. People are so supportive”.
She has just been named the 2019 winner of the Deutsch Oper Berlin Award by the Opera Foundation for Young Australians and will be joining Deutsch Oper for their 2020-2021 season. She has recently returned to Australia after a one-year contract as a mezzo-contralto at Theater Basel in Switzerland where she performed in a wide variety of roles.
The Arts Council is delighted to have been able to engage this enchanting young singer for one of their regular performances at the Brolga Theatre for an evening of classic arias and duets.
Anastasia will be joined by Irena Lysiuk who is a Brisbane based Soprano, a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has worked extensively with Opera Queensland.
Their accompanist, Mark Connors, has a Bachelor of Music from Griffith University. He is the Musical Director of the Underground Opera Company and Brisbane City Opera. He is an accompanist for a number of community choirs throughout Brisbane and has recently completed a tour with Opera Australia.
“I think many people love the pureness and strength of the operatic voice. They are moved by the strong emotions and the beautiful melodies.
We have chosen many famous pieces to share with the lovely Maryborough audience. It should be an enjoyable evening”, Anastasia said.
The Maryborough Regional Arts Council aims to bring high-quality arts experiences to Maryborough and this evening will be no exception. The bright and well-known works will be offered in the Brolga Foyer, with the opportunity to enjoy the riverside ambiance and a glass of wine from the Bar.
An Enchanting Evening of Arias and Duets
Tuesday, October 15 – 7 pm
Brolga Theatre & Convention Centre
Tickets are now available from the Brolga