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Karaka Collective - Songs and Duets of Love and (In)fidelity: CANCELLED


Sun 29 Mar 2020, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Where: St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $44.00 ($40.00 + $4.00 fees)
  • Under 26: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)


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The Karaka Collective is a new ensemble of old friends: pianist and music director Lindy Tennent-Brown, mezzosoprano Wendy Dawn Thompson and baritone James Harrison. All three have glittering international careers in Europe. The concert draws on music from across a wide range of genres, all reflecting on the themes of love discovered, understood, toyed with, relished, released and, occasionally, discarded. The programme contains two operatic duets – a funny, teasing scene between Sid and Nancy from Britten’s Albert Herring, and a gripping marital dispute between the Duke and Duchess of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux by Donizetti – and concludes with a pair of lovers reuniting after attempting to live apart in ‘I’d give it all for you’ from Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World (1995). There’s something to suit every taste, performed in a variety of languages, and introduced by the performers.

Songs and Duets of Love and (In)fidelity:
Britten ‘Tell me the truth about love’
Gershwin ‘Love walked in’
Gurney ‘Thou didst delight my eyes’
Brahms Songs from Duets, Op. 28 ‘The Nun and the Knight’, ‘The Coquette and Her Lover’, ‘The Huntsman’s Farewell’
Beethoven ‘Adelaide’, op. 46
R. Schumann ‘Meine Rose’, op. 90 No. 2
Britten songs from Albert Herring ‘Tickling a trout, poaching a hare’ (Sid), ‘Come along, darling, come follow me quick’ (duet: Sid and Nancy)
Frank Bridge ‘Love went a-riding’
Tosti ’L’ultima canzone’, ‘Ideale’
William Bolcom ‘Waitin’
H. Duparc ‘Chanson triste’, ‘Extase’
Donizetti I Songs from Roberto Devereux
‘Non sai che un nume vindice’, ’All’ambascia ond’io mi struggo’ (duet: Sara, Duchess of Nottingham
& Duke of Nottingham)
K. Weill ‘Je ne t’aime pas’
R. Strauss ‘Befreit’, op. 39 No. 4
C. Schumann ‘Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen’, Op. 13 No. 1
John Kander ‘All I care about is love’ (Billy Flynn, from Chicago)
Jason Robert Brown I ’I’d give it all for you’ (duet from Songs for a New World)

Concert presented in association with Chamber Music NZ. The CMNZ Regional Series is supported by The Deane Endowment Trust Artist Development Fund.

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