3 August 2011
OLIVER MANN NEWS
firstly, the last:
ART AFTER DARK @ NGV
This evening Wednesday Aug 3 marks the final residency date for Oliver’s string of solo slots at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Art After Dark series. He will be playing under the stained glass roof at the National Gallery, 180 St.Kilda rd., 8-9pm, this evening only.
…and then to the firsts:
LEAD ROLE DEBUT
Oliver has been busy covering a couple of roles in Victorian Opera’s current production of The Fight Between Phoebus and Pan, and received a late call up for Monday evening’s performance due to Anthony Mackey’s unavailability. Making his debut in a main-stage solo lead role under the musical direction of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Paul Dyer conducting the wonderful Ludovico’s Band, Oliver sang the role of Pan. The Fight Between Phoebus and Pan is of J.S. Bach’s secular cantatas that is sitting in the middle of a wonderful BAROQUE TRIPLE BILL at the Melbourne Recital Centre (alongside Monteverdi’s succinct and heart-rending Il Combatimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, and a fun rendering of Bach’s Coffee Cantata).
2 shows remain (Oliver will not perform unless called on again) – the production is highly recommended, tickets are cheap:
…and some information on the conductor/ orchestra…
FIRST JAPAN SHOWS
In October of this year Oliver will make his first trip to Japan to play some solo shows. More details soon…