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GRAHAM ABBOTT

POP UP CHORUS

STATE OPERA STUDIO
UNION HALL

18-20 Oct
weekend workshop & performance

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From $160*
for the weekend
Tickets
*A one-off service + handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction
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Concession + Under 30 pricing available.

Do you have a passion for singing in a group? Being part of a chorus of voices is arguably one of the most powerful and rewarding musical experiences. Join conductor and educator Graham Abbott for a weekend of exploration and celebration of the Opera Chorus.

Pop Up Chorus gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded music enthusiasts and share in the joy of singing.

Registration for the weekend includes: vocal scores, teaching CD, souvenir t-shirt, snacks, refreshments and light lunch.

Minimum registration numbers required to run each event.

October
Friday 18 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Saturday 19 (10:30am-4:30pm)
Sunday 20 (2pm-5:30pm) Concert in the afternoon

REPERTOIRE “The Famous Ones”

Verdi: La traviata Act 1: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Brindisi)
Verdi: Macbeth Act 4: Patria oppressa! (Chorus of Scottish Refugees)
Bizet: Carmen Act 1: L’amour est un oiseau rubelle (Habanera)
                             Act 2: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toreador’s Song)
Verdi: Il trovatore Act 2: Vedi! le fosche (Anvil Chorus)
Verdi: Nabucco Act 3: Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)

SHOWS YOU MAY LIKE

The Mikado <br><h6>9-23 Nov</h6>

October 31, 2019

The Mikado

9-23 Nov
Madama Butterfly <br><h6>Nov 14-23</h6>

October 29, 2019

Madama Butterfly

Nov 14-23
Wallis Giunta <br><h6>6 Dec</h6>

August 21, 2019

Wallis Giunta

6 Dec

LEADER

Graham Abbott Conductor & Educator

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Refreshments & Lunch included

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Does anyone else remember their first opera experience? Artistic Director, Stuart Maunder shares his below.

"One’s love of opera has got to start somewhere.
This is my start, my 'Road to Damascus’ moment.
Ingmar Bergmann’s 1975 film of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=l17SQeytHN8

Yes, it’s in Swedish, but to my 18-year-old ears that was just as foreign as German. And there are subtitles."

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Verdi’s Aida did it for me - fabulous production and heaps of fun. Of course he also writes beautiful parts for mezzos, too!🎶🥰🥰

I worked as halbadeer in DON CARLOS IN 1966 SAW MARIE COLLIER IN TOSCA WIT TITO GOBI AND DONALD SMITH HOOKED LOVE OPERA.

Les Hugenots in Sydney in the 1980s. It’s a wonder I ever attended another opera. But I did and continue to do so.

As a Supernumerary in Lucretia Borgia with Joan Sutherland 1977..

I'd performed in two, Handel's Agrippina led to her death, a staged cantata, and the festival production of Pygmalion by Rameau, semichorus, before I saw one for the first time. AO's Rosenkavalier in HMT 1972, with Liz Osman. growing up I heard lots of opera on the BBC, and must have seen some. I bought the score of Rosenkavalier a few years ago to work out how the trio does what it does. none the wiser I'm happy to say.

Australian Opera toured Fliegender Holländer and Tannhäuser to Adelaide in the 1960s. Brian Coghlan took his German students along. Lifetime addiction!

2006 State Opera production of a Nabucco for me. The sound of the artists and orchestra blew me away. Not to mention the exploding walls and blood drop from the fly gallery- had me hooked!!

A late bloomer I saw Saul in the Adelaide Festival with the State Opera Chorus and have never stopped searching for that same thrill. We’re so lucky to have such brilliant musicians and artists in South Australia!

I was a 17 year old exchange student in the Netherlands. My host family took me on holidays to Italy and I saw Aida at the Arena di Verona, complete with elephants! 🐘🐘

Just hearing “The Pearl Fishers”

State Opera of SA Countess Maritza...and then 1986/7? SWEENEY TODD!!!! Nancye Hayes as Mrs Lovett...that was IT! I was hooked...

Manon with my mum on a holiday in Belgian while i still lived in the Netherlands in the 70s, listening to her singing areas from Faust and La Traviata while doing dishes and movie of Porgy and Bess with Sydney Poitier. Lots of operettas which were my dad's favourites.

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State Opera is committed to supporting the talented singers, artists, and creatives who reside at the core of this company, and assures you that these wonderful people will be back on our stages and in our productions as soon as possible.

We know we can count on our audiences, partners and broader community to support each other at this time.
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Good on you Stu. Keep punching. Love. Barry and Anke

Well said Stuart!

Lovely message Stuart- hang in there.

When this is over, the first thing I'll do is go to an opera. Hopefully, that opera is Sweeney Todd in October of this year, but regardless, I look forward to seeing your shows again when it's possible. 🙂

Thank you Stuart, looking forward to post Covid 19. Stay safe and happy.

Our beloved State Opera will continue to inspire and delight us in the times ahead with the magic of this wonderful art form. Thank you Stuart!

Sending best wishes to you Stuart 🙂 🙂 🙂

State opera will be better than ever once this is all over. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful company again x

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Since we're not together at Carmina Burana, the State Opera Staff decided to invite you to share a glass of Shingleback & Red Knot Wine with us as we knock off from a week of hard work in isolation. As you can see we are not yet the masters of Zoom! ... See MoreSee Less

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No mechs. Jess Nash😪

I see the Brady Bunch reference - Thanks for the virtual knock off drink

Thanks State Opera. Watched Carimina Burana on YouTube in stead. Keep well everyone.

All good enough at Zoom to know not to be in the toilet. 😆

Wow that’s great. I’m sorry I missed out😯

Gorgeous ❤

Love it!!!

cheers!

It would have been a perfect night at Memorial Drive tonight. Cheers to everyone!

That is cool!! See you on the other side.

So sad not to be singing tonight, but this is fabulous! Cheers! ❤❤

Great idea!!

Wonderful! Thinking of everyone at SOSA ... fingers crossed I’ll see you in October xx 😘

thanks guys!! Missing y’all!! ❤️🥂

Thank you!

So cool stay safe everyone cheers 🥂 😘

Claire Edmonds-Wilson Kathryn House This should have been tonight 😢

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Great effort!

This is brilliant ❤

Cheers to our favourite opera partners! Stay safe please & let’s all enjoy the small pleasures. Including that end-of-day glass or 2. Salut! 😊❤️🍷🍷

What...? No lip syncing?

So very clever and funny - thank you for sharing 😀

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