The Star Chorale and Orchestra, led by Music Director Dr Kathleen McGuire, presents the acclaimed German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) by Johannes Brahms. With lyrics drawn from the Lutheran Bible, it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful choral works ever written.
Young Wiradjuri soprano Shauntai Batzke, one of Australia’s most exciting new opera talents will share the stage with established baritone Lucas de Jong, an Opera Australia regular who has sung widely overseas.
Shauntai Batzke has been touching the hearts of Australia and overseas audiences with her strong stage presence and luscious voice. Her role in this performance of the German Requiem will mark her debut at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Baritone Lucas de Jong made his professional operatic debut at the age of 12 in the Australian Opera’s Tosca in 1974. Since then, he has performed in many operatic roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
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