One of Australia’s great vocalists, Caitlin Hulcup is renowned for her captivating stage presence, luminous voice and expressive power. Performing with two of Melbourne’s best loved musicians, Caitlin Hulcup & Friends present an exquisite program of timeless Romantic masterpieces. With an illustrious career throughout Europe, Hulcup’s stunning sonority has resonated throughout the world’s leading stages such as the Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Bolshoi Theatre. Joined by pianist Kristian Chong and violist Fiona Sargeant (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), witness the trio breathe new life into beloved works by Schubert, Poulenc, Brahms and Massenet.
Experience the evocative storytelling and emotional depth of Schubert’s ‘Ganymed, D.544’ and ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118’. These masterpieces eloquently express themes of longing and desire through soaring vocal lines, sweeping melodies, and lush harmonies. Poulenc’s ‘Métamorphoses’ are a fleeting gem that showcases the breadth of the composer’s mastery, seamlessly taking audiences from breathless bustle to yearning melodies. The performance concludes with Massenet’s poignant and heartfelt ‘Élégie’, drawing listeners into a world of introspection. Do not miss this rare performance as Hulcup & Friends transport listeners to a realm of beauty and transcendence.
Tuesday 3 October 2023 7.30pm MRC, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)