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Olveston at Six

When:

Mon 13 Oct 2014, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Tue 14 Oct 2014, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Wed 15 Oct 2014, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Olveston Historic Home, 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Olveston

The Theomin family were accustomed to hosting elegant and sophisticated house concerts in their magnificent home on Royal Terrace. In the Victorian period, the drawing room became an intimate venue for recitals to which family friends, society belles and the cognoscenti were invited.

Olveston at Six opens the doors of the drawing room again for a series of early evening recitals, each commencing at 6pm. Duration 1 hr.

Monday 13 October
Enoch Arden
John Drummond will narrate Enoch Arden, the epic melodrama by Alfred, Lord Tennyson with music by Richard Strauss. On piano is internationally renowned accompanist, Terence Dennis, regular recital partner of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Tuesday, 14 October
The Elephant In the Room
Honor McKellar, well known (retired) singing teacher will narrate Babar the Elephant, to the music of Poulec, performed by Vivienne McLean on piano. The programme will also feature Serena Waterworth singing a setting of poems by by A.A. Milne.

Wednesday, 15 October
Sophie's Choice
Olveston at Six provides senior voice student Sophie Morris a platform to perform in this charming chamber environment. Accompanied by Vivienne McLean, Sophie's recital will include operatic arias, German lieders and French and English art songs.

Presented in association with Arts Festival Dunedin

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