Divine Divas and a Bloke – Saturday 26 November 2011

-The Joy of Song-

Shelley Hayton

This will be a delightful concert of familiar songs, pilule arias and duets from well known operas, musicals and popular classics. presented by a enormously talented group of singers.

Driving this exciting event is award-winning Opera Diva, Shelley Hayton, who has been putting on these breathtaking concerts since 2000. The “Divine Divas”, Shelley and Soprano Lyndall Rees, will share the stage with an exceptional bloke, Baritone, Robert Horn. They will be accompanied by pianist, Emily Courtright. The Cooma Concert will have the added bonus of an appearance by Local Tenor, Robert Shearer.

The combined experience of this troupe of singers included many and varied roles in operas and musicals with Opera Australia, Victoria State Opera and Opera of South Australia.

The artists:

  • Lyndall Rees, Soprano
  • Shelley Hayton, Mezzo-Alto
  • Robert Horn, Baritone
  • Robert Shearer, Tenor
  • Emily Courtright, Accompanist

The Programme:

  1. Sound The Trumpet / Henry Purcel
  2. Besame Mucho / Consuelo Velázquez
  3. Nella Fantasia / Ennio Morricone
  4. La Ci Darem / Don Giovanni by Mozart
  5. Mon Coeur S’Ouvre á ta Voix / Samson et Dalilah by Camille Saint-Säens
  6. Some Enchanted Evening / South Pacific by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. How Can Love Survive / The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  8. Hymne `a L’Amore / Marguerite Monnot
  9. If I Loved You / Carousel by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. Send In The Clowns / A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim
  11. Vienna, City of My Dreams / Rudolf Sieczynski
  12. The Flower Duet / Lakmé by Leo Delibes
  13. Soave Sia Il Vento / Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart
  14. Musetta’s Waltz Song / La Boheme by Puccini
  15. I Heard You Singing / Eric Coates
  16. Edelweiss / The Sound of Music
  17. Climb Ev’ry Mountain / The Sound of Music
  18. Pastorello D’un Povero Armento / Handel
  19. Barcarolle / Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
  20. Waltz of My Heart / The Dancing Years by Ivor Novello
  21. We’ll Gather Lilacs / Perchance To Dream by Ivor Novello
  22. Seguidilla / Carmen by Georges Bizet
  23. Granada / Agustín Lara
  24. You’ll Never Walk Alone / Carousel by Rodgers & Hammerstein


Robert Shearer (Tenor)

Concert Details:

  • When: Saturday 26 November 2011 at 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma
  • Tickets: Adults $20, Concessions/Students $15, Students 10-18 years $10, Children under 10 years Free.
  • Tickets available at Cooma School of Music or at the door.
  • Bookings 6452 6067



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