8.00 Auckland Opera Studio: Gala Concert

Five Kiwi opera singers with normally thriving international careers find themselves all home at the same time due to a certain pandemic.

Sopranos Eliza Boom and Natasha Wilson, tenors Manase Latu and Amitai Pati and baritone Benson Wilson perform a selection of opera solos, duets and ensembles accompanied by Somi Kim on piano.

Amitai Pati, Somi Kim, Eliza Boom, Natasha Wilson, Manase Latu, Benson Wilson

Amitai Pati, Somi Kim, Eliza Boom, Natasha Wilson, Manase Latu, Benson Wilson Photo: Auckland Opera Studio

Programme:

PUCCINI: In un coupé?... O Mimì, tu più non torni, from La bohème – Amitai Pati (ten), Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
CATALANI: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana, from La Wally – Eliza Boom (sop), Somi Kim (piano)
DONIZETTI: Ah! mes amis quel jour des fêtes, from La filee du Régiment – Manase Latu (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
DONIZETTI: Tornami a dir, from Don Pasquale – Natasha Wilson (sop), Manase Latu (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
STRAUSS: Ich bin euer Liebden, from Der Rosenkavalier – Natasha Wilson (sop), Somi Kim (piano)
KORNGOLD: Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen, from Die Tote Stadt – Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
TAUBER: Du bist die Welt für mich, from Der singende Traum – Manase Latu (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
VERDI: O qual pallor... Un di felice, from La Traviata – Eliza Boom (sop), Amitai Pati (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
MOZART: O soave sia il vento, from Così fan Tutte – Eliza Boom (sop), Natasha Wilson (sop), Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
LISZT: Pace non trovo, from Tre Sonetti di Petrarca – Amitai Pati (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
BEETHOVEN: Mir ist so wunderbar, from Fidelio – Eliza Boom (sop), Natasha Wilson (sop), Manase Latu (ten), Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
STRAUSS: September, from Four Last Songs – Eliza Boom (sop), Somi Kim (piano)
BIZET: Je crois entendre encore, from The Pearl Fishers – Manase Latu (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
BIZET: Au fond du temple saint, from The Pearl Fishers – Amitai Pati (ten), Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
GOUNOD: Je veux vivre, from Roméo et Juliette – Natasha Wilson (sop), Somi Kim (piano)
GOUNOD: Avant de quitter ces lieux, from Faust – Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
MASSENET: Pourquoi me reveiller, from Werther – Amitai Pati (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
J STRAUSS II: And I must live eight long days, from Die Fledermaus – Eliza Boom (sop), Natasha Wilson (sop), Manase Latu (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
VERDI: Ascolta!... Dio che nell'alma infondere, from Don Carlos – Amitai Pati (ten), Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)
PUCCINI: O soave fanciulla, from La bohème – Eliza Boom (sop), Amitai Pati (ten), Somi Kim (piano)
LEHAR: Love Unspoken, from The Merry Widow – Eliza Boom (sop), Natasha Wilson (sop), Manase Latu (ten), Amitai Pati (ten), Benson Wilson (bar), Somi Kim (piano)

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Auckland Concert Chamber, 2 August 2020
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay