2020 March 13

Concert 1: Pacific Pictures – An Opera Gala

Presented by Pacific Opera


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For their performance at Music at Manly, Pacific Opera present ‘Pacific Pictures’.

This is a gala concert presented by the 2020 Pacific Opera Young Artists and orchestra and features scenes from some of the greatest moments of opera.

This exciting programme of music by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Gounod, Delibes, Massenet, Puccini and Victor Herbert has been designed and directed by Peter Coleman-Wright AO.


Pacific Opera supports young singers through a program of education comprising artistic training, performance opportunities, and professional skills development. Through this work, Pacific Opera cultivates the next generation of Australian talent.

The company was established in 2003 as a company limited by guarantee, with former Opera Australia principal, Christine Douglas, as Artistic Director and a board of prominent business and professional people. During our 14 years of operation, we have established an important position in the Australian opera landscape. Now an established company, with a growing reputation, we offer singers the chance to develop their vocal and performance skills to advance into the international opera arena.

Pacific Opera aims to Create a platform for young Australian artists to transition from higher education to full time careers in the opera industry; Deliver excellence in training through performance, masterclasses, workshops and professional development classes for early career artists; Develop additional performance opportunities via corporate and private events; Secure Pacific Opera in its reputation as an industry leader in young opera artist development; and Challenge the community’s perception of opera as “elite” and expand into “non-traditional” audiences.

In 2020, Pacific Opera is pleased to announce that the company will be led by Co-Artistic Directors Peter Coleman-Wright AO and Cheryl Barker AO.

Peter Coleman-Wright

Peter Coleman-Wright AO

Cheryl Barker

Cheryl Barker AO



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2020 Concert 1 – Pacific Pictures

2020 Concert 1 – Pacific Pictures




From Fidelio by Beethoven
“O war ich schon”
“Mir ist so wunderbar”

From Don Giovanni by Mozart
”Ah chi mi dici mai”

La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart
“Ah persona il primo affetto”

From Die Zauberflote by Mozart
“Hm! Hm! Hm!”
“Bei Männern”
“Ach, ich fühl’s”

From Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart
“Voi che sapete”
Act IV Finale, “Contessa perdona”


From La Bohéme by Puccini
“Donde lieta”
Quartet ACT III “Addio dolce svegliare alla mattina!”

From L’Italiana in Algeria by Rossini
“Pensa alla partria”

From Lakme by Delibes
The Flower duet

From Faust by Gounod
“Faites-lui mes aveux”

From Thais by Massenet
“O Messager de Dieu”

From Naughty Marietta by Herbert
“My Heart Belongs to Napoli”


Performed by artists:

Katherine Allen
Nick Geddes
Tessa Hayward
Lyla Levy-Jordan
Nicole Mealey
Timothy Nunn
Rebecca O’Hanlon
Gabrielle Penney
Sarah Prestwidge
Mikayla Tate
Daniel Verschuer

Orchestra conducted and piano accompaniment by Bradley Gilchrist.



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