An Evening with Elena Xanthoudakis


Friends of Melbourne Opera and the Australian Club have partnered to bring Elena Xanthoudakis and members of the Lucia di Lammermoor cast to the Grand Dining Room of the Australian Club for an evening of spectacular singing and artistic reflection. Elena is currently starring in Melbourne Opera’s new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoorat the Athenaeum Theatre.

This will be an evening of vocal fireworks, interspersed with witty backstage anecdotes, and will be rounded off with a performance of the celebrated Lucia di Lammermoor sextet “Chi mi frena in tal momento.”

An optional two-course dinner with wine will follow the concert (rsvp required).

DATE: Monday 20 May 2024
TIME: 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Dinner from 7.45pm
DRESS: Lounge Suit
COST: Performance $75. Dinner $95.

To book, please download and complete the Booking Form and return to: Robbie McPhee, Melbourne Opera, PO Box 174, Collins Street West, Victoria 8007.
Phone: (03) 9600 2488 or email: info@nullmelbourneopera.com

You may also pay by direct debit: ANZ Banking Corporation
BSB: 013 006, Account: 1081 99138.
Please identify by name & event if paying by direct debit. (If you would like to make a donation to Melbourne Opera, please contact Robbie McPhee for details (a different bank account).

Elena Xanthoudakis and Melbourne Opera
The internationally acclaimed soprano also sang the title role in Melbourne Opera’s 2015 production of Maria Stuarda, where she was described as a ‘stunning beauty who was in sublime voice of great range and clarity’ by Australian Book Review, and ‘Xanthoudakis was intoxicating with her cut- diamond clarity of tone, elegant legato, even crescendos and aching trills’ in the Herald Sun. Elena also starred for Melbourne Opera in 2018 in Rossini’s Otello, and Stage Whispershad this to say: ‘The undisputed star of the opera was Elena Xanthoudakis as Desdemona, her warm, luminous soprano voice navigating the demanding bel canto bravura passages with consummate ease. Ms Xanthoudakis perfectly portrayed Desdemona’s wronged innocence and the strength of her love for Otello. Her tireless singing shone in the ensembles; and the “Willow Song” aria, with simple and beautiful harp accompaniment, was a particular highlight.’


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May 7, 2024