Saturday 22 October 2016
Townsville Civic Theatre

Barrier Reef Orchestra presents ‘BRO Goes to the Opera’, our final concert of the season!

We are delighted to introduce ex-Townsville soprano Siobhan Patrick all the way from Austria, who will be joined by well-known Townsville Tenor, Alex Thomas to deliver a program of beloved Opera classics.

The evening will include orchestral highlights from Mozart, Rossini and Verdi, as well as Opera and Musical Theatre favourites from Puccini to Bernstein, performed under the baton of Lieutenant Colonel Craig Johnson, Commanding Officer of the Defence Force School of Music in Melbourne.

Conductor: Lt Col. Craig Johnson
Soloists: Siobhan Patrick (soprano) Alex Thomas (tenor)
Compere: Bill Laing


Verdi:  Overture to La forza dei destino
Bellini:  “Eccomi…O quante volte” from I Capuleti e I Montecchi (soprano)
Donizetti: Una furtive lagrima from L’elisir d’amore (tenor)
Puccini: Adagio from Spartacus
Dvorak: Song to the Moon from Rusalka (soprano)
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Schonberg & Boublil: Bring Him Home from Les Miserables (tenor)
Lehar: Meine Lippen, sie kussen so heib from Giuditta (soprano)
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Wildhorn & Bricusse: This is the Moment from Jeckyll & Hyde
Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story
Bernstein: Tonight from West Side Story (soprano and tenor)
Verdi: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici from La Traviata (soprano and tenor) encore

Concert Master:               Stephen Frewen-Lord
Rehearsal Conductors:  Andrew Ryder and Ben Fixter

Violin I: Stephen Frewen-Lord, Margot Doherty, Jasmine Lee, Elena James, Julia Ramsbotham, Florence Cappler-Shillington, Jane Poon, Louise de Jersey
Violin II: Alexandra Gorton, Melanie Laird, Lauren Jones, Ellen Conrad, Emily Robson, Samantha Czech, Ziying Ni, Annette Beck
Viola: Lotta Lindgren, Caroline Lloyd-Doolan, Susan Fraser, Emily Matthews, Lilly Conrad, Oliver de Jersey
Cello:  Carla Mulligan, Ivy Wu, Carole Radovanovic, Margaret Loftus, Una Glavin, Michelle Heijneman, Sarah Lone, Leif Lundmark
Double Bass:   Oliver Adcock, Stephen Kluver
Flute:  Cassandra Cooper, Sammanuel Nguyen, Eloise Thompson
Piccolo:  James Hulgren
Oboe: Keelie McKenzie^ Grace Ip
Clarinet:  Monika Ward, Rianta Belford
Bass Clarinet: Jacalyn Adcock
Bassoon: Sarah Hill, Helen Land
Horn: Andrew Kopittke*, Angus Marsh-Brown, Amy Gutterson, Daniel Harley
Trumpet:  Ben Fixter, Arthur Florence, Sam Schimming
Trombone:  Emi Myosi, David Cox, Amy Windsor-Laws
Tuba: Andrew Hodgson
Harp: Leah Li
Keyboard:  Sally Frewen-Lord
Electric Guitar: Steve Sparrow
Timpani:  Ruby Ansic
Auxiliary Percussion: Scott Jackson, Andrew Hodgson

* Brisbane      ^ Melbourne

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Special Guests

Siobhan Patrick

Vocal - Soprano
Siobhan is a lyric soprano with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Opera) from the ...

Craig Johnson

Lieutenant Colonel Craig Johnson, born and raised in Sydney, NSW, joined the ...

Alex Thomas

Vocal - Tenor
Alex Thomas has been performing in Townsville for more years than he would like ...