Finding the opera voices of tomorrow, here is RNZ Concert's recording of the first of two semi-finals for the 2022 Lexus Song Quest.
Each singer performs two songs and, after the interval, their chosen aria.
RNZ Concert presenter Clarissa Dunn is your host for the festivities on stage at St Peter’s on Willis, Wellington.
Hear five of the ten semi-finalists: Sopranos Sarah Hubbard, Felicity Tomkins and Amelia Berry and tenors Ridge Ponini and Filipe Manu as they compete for a place in the Grand Final, accompanied by pianist Terence Dennis.
This programme includes:
DELIBES: Les filles de Cadix
LECUONA: Canta Ruiseñor
SOMERVELL: A Kingdom by the Sea
TAUBER: Du bist die welt für mich
FINZI: The sigh, from A young man's exhortation
Sopranos Sarah Hubbard, Felicity Tomkins and Amelia Berry and tenors Ridge Ponini and Filipe Manu continue to compete for a place in the Final, accompanied by pianist Terence Dennis
FLOYD: The Trees on the Mountain (Susannah)
DONIZETTI: Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'Amore)
MOZART: Come, scoglio (Così fan tutte)
MOZART: Ach, ich liebte (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
MOZART: Dies bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (The Magic Flute)
Recorded 16 July 2022, St Peter’s on Willis, Wellington by RNZ Concert
Presenter: Clarissa Dunn
Producer: David McCaw
Engineer: Darryl Stack