Opera Gala

Sunday 17 November, 3.00pm
The Concourse, Chatswood

409 Victoria Av, Chatswood, 2067         Directions

Paul Terracini:   Conductor
Taryn Feibig: Soprano
Simon Kim: Tenor
Emily Su: Violin

Verdi: Overture to Force of Destiny
Bizet/Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
A selection of operatic favourites from Puccini, Verdi, Dvorak, Bizet, Lehar, and Rogers & Hammerstein


Early bird prices: Standard $40
Pensioner $30
Student/junior $12

From 17 October: Standard $50
Pensioner $35
Student/junior $12

Tickets available here

The highly versatile Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a sumptuous feast of operatic favourites in the elegant and acoustically superb concert hall of The Concourse, Chatswood. The KPO continues to grow and impress audiences with its performances ranging from schools concerts, community concerts, its own widely respected Concerto Competition, and polished performances at The Concourse with some of Australia’s finest soloists.

Emily Su - violin

Emily, 16, currently holds a full music scholarship at Kambala Girls School. She started learning violin at age 3, and is studying with Dr Robin Wilson and Ms Caron Chan at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Rising Stars program.

Taryn Feibig - soprano

Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia most popular and versatile artists. In 2017, she sang Musetta (La bohème) for Opera Australia; Michal (Saul) for the Adelaide Festival; major roles in Pinchgut Opera’s Triple Bill and the title role in The Merry Widow for West Australian Opera; in concert, she was soloist with Sydney Philharmonia, Auckland Philharmonia and the Opera Australia Orchestra.

Simon Kim - tenor

Simon Changhwan Kim was born in Korea and graduated in voice from Kyung-Hee University in 1992. Moving to Italy later that year, he undertook postgraduate studies in Genoa, Perugia and at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. In Italy, Simon won several top prizes including 1st place in many international vocal competitions and appeared as soloist in numerous concert performances around the country.

Paul Terracini

Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.