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Mozart: Great C minor Mass

Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Soprano Siobhan Stagg
Soprano Barbara Zavros
Tenor Paul McMahon
Baritone David Wakeham

The Australian Voices, Dir. Gordon Hamilton

Beethoven Symphony No.1
Mozart Great C Minor Mass

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Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful of Mozart’s Masses, hence its title of the Great Mass, this work is a particular joy for the soprano voice.

Unusually this was not a commission for Mozart, who was a ‘jobbing’ composer; it was written for his own musical pleasure, and begun, in part, as a celebration of his marriage to Constanze who was one of the soloists in an early performance.

The wit and brilliance of Beethoven’s First Symphony, peppered with classic Beethovian gestures, complements an evening that will be indeed, great.


Music Director

Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman...
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Voice - Soprano

Siobhan Stagg

Orpheus, Royal Opera House “…Stagg showed why her star is in the ascendant, combining a ravishing tone with pinpoint accuracy”. Claire Seymour, Opera Today, October 2015 “…gave us a chance to hear a new soprano...
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Voice - Soprano

Barbara Zavros

Barbara Zavros graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts. As a student at the college she was a recipient of the Athenaeum Award, Margaret Sutherland Bursary Award, Murray...
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Voice - Tenor

Paul McMahon

Performing regularly as a soloist with symphony orchestras, chamber music groups and choirs throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia, tenor Paul McMahon is one of Australia’s finest exponents of baroque and classical repertoire, particularly the...
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David Wakeham

The British-based baritone David Wakeham has established an international reputation, with critically acclaimed performances at La Scala Milano, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Theater an der Wien, the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, the Bayerische Staatsoper München,...
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Gordon Hamilton

Having freelanced for five years in Germany, composer and conductor Gordon Hamilton moved back to his homeland in 2009 to take over as Artistic Director of one of Australia’s foremost vocal ensembles, The Australian Voices...
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The Australian Voices

It is with high artistic energy that The Australian Voices (now in its 21st year) commission and perform the works of Australian composers. Recently The Australian Voices have recorded new works intended for “performance” on...
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