29 May 2021
$25 - $30

Fantasy Songs & Arias

An operatic event exploring fantasy, myth and lore through music

Blush Opera’s Fantasy Songs and Arias program commences with favourite operatic arias and songs by Verdi, Dvorak, Strauss and Britten which draw from different mythological tales. The second half of the program will present a contemporary song cycle, Fantasy Songs by Australian composer, Paul Smith.  Fantasy Songs depicts different classic figures of fantasy (and one snail) in a series of dramatic, funny and romantic musical scenarios.

Each song contains its own brief narrative which is sung by different figures as they reflect on their position drawing on iconic mythologies and tropes of fantasy with a rich musical landscape.

Blush is very excited to once again collaborate with artist Mylyn Nguyen whose animations will be exhibited in the studio during the performance of Fantasy Songs.

More details about Mylyn can be found at her gallery representation

Cast & Creatives

Jermaine Chau / Mezzo Soprano

Ayako Ohtake / Soprano

Clare Richards / Soprano

Antonio Fernandez / Pianist

Mylyn Nguyen / Animation

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