Quietus by Lyric Opera: Modern-day opera collides with a seaside church for a musical meditation

For a musical offering like no other, Quietus will take place on Friday August 10 overlooking the ocean at the Lady of Sea church, as part of WinterWild’s 2018 festival in Apollo Bay.

A sacrifice of dramatic arias shifting between classical opera and contemporary chamber pieces will captivate audiences.

As the Lyric Opera of Melbourne’s mezzo soprano Caroline Vercoe joins forces with oboist Jasper Ly and pianist Peter Dumsday for an eerie interpretation of works by Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc and Richard Wagner.

The performance will explore the relationships between love, longing and death; whilst paying homage to the sea and natural world.

To attend this concert of dark themes, tickets can be found at www.winterwildapollobay.com.au/quietus/ for $35 + booking fee.


Quietus, Friday August 10 at 7pm – Lady of the Sea, 1-3 Nelson St, Apollo Bay

Established in 2003, Lyric Opera of Melbourne is a bold, creative opera company committed to developing operatic artists, building new audiences and enriching the operatic repertoire by creating a forum for the production of lesser-known works. Lyric’s work is focused on producing innovative and exploratory music-based theatre, using contemporary practices that challenge, engage and inspire artists and audiences alike.

Additional music events that also run that weekend of WinterWild include:

Friday 10th August
Tropical F**k Storm at The Mech
Alister Turril at the Brewhouse

Saturday 11th August
Adalita and RVG at The Mech
Mike Elrington at the Brewhouse