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RMP Aria Final & Faure Requiem
August 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Selected Oratorio Arias and Recitatives
Gabriel Fauré Requiem Op.48 (1893 Version)
Each finalist will perform a short program of arias and recitatives from the world of oratorio, accompanied on piano by outstanding pianist and RMP Principal Accompanist Stefan Cassomenos. A distinguished panel of judges will decide over $5000.00 worth of cash prizes, as well as other awards including language coaching and professional photographic packages and future performance opportunities with the RMP.
At the end of the Final, RMP Chief Conductor Andrew Wailes will direct a full scale performance of Faure’s sublime Requiem, featuring over 150 voices of the RMP Oratorio Festival Choir, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and outstanding soloists – including former RMP Aria Winner, bass baritone Christopher Richardson.