Popular Soprano Amelia Farrugia stars in an uplifting celebration of great Australian Divas, June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland. This fabulous concert features repertoire that made them famous and will also showcase original compositions by Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin. 

Interspersed with stories of their life and career, told by script-writer and compere Guy Noble, Amelia will perform songs and arias from Opera and Operetta including Faust, La Traviata, La Rondine, Manon, The Merry Widow, Orpheus in the Underworld, Die Fledermaus and the role that Sutherland and Bronhill both sang at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lucia di Lammermoor. 

Aria Award-Winning Music Director Tamara Anna Cislowska plays the Piano, joined by Acacia Quartet and a small choir.

FRIDAY 25 AUGUST 2017 - 7:30PM

City Recital Hall, Angel Place


THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 - 1:10-3:10PM

Strings Instrument Workshop 1, Bellingen Public School Hall


String Instrument Workshop 2, Bellingen Memorial Hall - 10:00-11:30am

Youth & Exuberance Concert, Bellingen Memorial Hall - 7:30-9:30pm

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'Again we marvelled at the unerring dialogue of the musicians as they responded to each other in this quartet, which began with such longing and foreboding as well as such sadness and hope and evolved, through a display of skill from all the players, through a whole gamut of moods leaving the glorious tranquillity of the second 'Rosamunde' movement forever in our musical experience' - Yass Music Club, 2017, - read more here

'Forgotten – but only until now. With their customary curiosity and vision, Acacia Quartet have prised open the pages of history and breathed fresh life into the music of Raphael. Of equal importance, the ensemble has the requisite individual and collective technical skills to play this music and Forbidden but not Forgotten represented a renaissance in the work of Günter Raphael as well as the Australian premiere of his music.' - Sounds Like Sydney, 2017 - read more here

'The stars of the four concerts I attended, and probably of the entire festival, were the four members of the Acacia String Quartet...' - Limelight Magazine, 2017 - read more here