Bastien & Bastienne
The singers of Brisbane City Opera are warming up their voices and practicing hitting their high notes, as they get ready to put on their first ever fully staged opera, Bastien & Bastienne.
Brisbane City Opera is made up of current and former voice students from the Queensland Conservatorium – will perform the Mozart opera for four nights only, from October 12- 15, at the Metro Arts Theatre on Edward Street.
Brisbane City Opera was founded in February 2014, when the group of classical voice students performed for the first time for residents at the Vela Nursing Home. Since then the not-for-profit organization has gone from strength to strength, performing at weddings, corporate events and functions cross Brisbane – but their new production marks the first-time the group have performed a full opera together.
Bastien & Bastienne is a one-act opera composed by Mozart when he was just 12-years-old. It’s the story of a shepherd and shepherdess who are deeply in love, but their happiness is shattered when Bastien is seduced away by another lover.
Distraught by Bastien’s infidelity Bastienne enlists the help of a travelling wizard to help win her love back. The opera will be performed in English.
Bastien & Bastienne is a fun, light-hearted opera, with some beautiful music, that the whole family can enjoy. So why not try something different for an evening and come and see for yourself?