An afternoon at the opera – L’Echo

Mezzo Soprano, Rosel Labone

Mezzo-soprano Rosel Labone has performed opera, oratorio and concert repertoire in venues across Australasia with Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, the Song Company, the Consort of Melbourne and the Kronos Quartet.

Internationally, she performed the lead role of Lois in the world premiere of Last year in Samsonville at the National Opera Center in New York.

During the 2020-2021 season, she was offered leading roles with Boulder Opera Colorado (Marcellina in Figaro buzzards) and Opera Kensington (Gypsy Queen in Balfe’s bohemian girl) in Europe.

Other opera roles include Donna Elvira in Don GiovanniJenny in The Threepenny OperaGalatea in Acis and Galateaand the mother in Hansel and Gretel.

Ms. Labone’s distinctive timbre and dramatic intensity has allowed her to traverse a wide range of styles and genres in her career to date. His diverse creative background combines with a wide theatrical and vocal range, flair and musicality to create captivating moments on stage.

The opera arias and songs program includes the beloved Carmen tunes as well as the most beautiful tunes of Samson and Delilahby Verdi don carloby Gounod Five-Marchby Mozart Tito’s Mercy and Handel Ariodante.

The concert also includes the first performance of a new song cycle. Seasons by the local “new romantic” composer Lindsay McGregor.

The songs are inspired by Richard Strauss and the nature poems of John Greenleaf Whittier.

An afternoon at the opera premieres at the Byron Bay Theater on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 2 p.m. Book now: [email protected]

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