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Sunday 24 July 2022  |  2:30PM

'And the heart, thus unburdened, straightaway realises that it is still alive and beating and wishing to beat and offer itself up in pure gratitude for this overwhelming gift. It was then that one felt – oh, were it forever so! – the double joy of music and love.'

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)

Since her debut in 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival in Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio für kinder, Australian lyric coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood has graced opera and concert stages throughout the world. Last year she made her debut with the Opéra National de Paris in one of the leading roles in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucrecia, before featuring in a gala concert of Mozart arias at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.

She performed at the Teatro la Fenice as part of the 2019 Venice Art Biennale; sang German and Swedish lieder at the Northern Lights Festival in Tromsø, Norway, and completed a summer residency at SongFest Los Angeles as the inaugural Australian Stern Fellow. This year she makes her debut in The Marriage of Figaro at Teatro Réal in Madrid and stars in a new Opera Queensland and Brisbane Festival production of Poulenc's La voix humaineSuffice to say, we couldn't be more delighted to welcome Alexandra for her UKARIA debut.

In a treasure trove of Russian art song, you'll hear sumptuous romances by Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov, before Nikolai Medtner ('the greatest composer of our time,' according to Rachmaninov) proves himself a worthy successor to Schubert, with music set to – and inspired by – the immortal verse of Goethe, Pushkin and Eichenforff. Who better to accompany Alexandra than a pianist who grew up where this music was born?

Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval.
Dining Options
| Hearty soup with hot crusty bread can be pre-booked to enjoy before the concert ($15). 


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Four Romances, Op. 2

II. Eastern Song: The Nightingale Enslaved by the Rose

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)
Six Romances, Op. 38

I. In My Garden at Night
II. To Her
III. Daisies
IV. The Rat-Catcher
V. The Dream
VI. A-oo

Sergei Prokofiev (18911953) 
Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

Nikolai Medtner (1879–1951)

Six Poems after Pushkin, Op. 36

III. When Roses Fade
IV. Spanish Romance
V. Night


Nikolai Medtner (1879–1951)

Sonaten-Triade, Op. 11

III. Sonata in C

Sieben Gedichte, Op. 46

III. Serenade
IV. In the Forest 
VI. The Spring

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (18441908)
Snow Maiden’s Aria from The Snow Maiden

Photo Credit

Konstantin Shamray and Alexandra Flood | Darren Thomas

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