Montague Visiting Artists - 2021
2:30 pm Saturday February 20
Anna Stephens, soprano, and Benjamin Burton, piano

St Paul's Anglican Church, Narooma

Music by Handel, Donizetti, Debussy & Strauss
Tickets $23 from Mitre 10, Narooma (in the arcade behind Little Joe's Pizza) and Nested on Wallaga, Bermagui, 
or $25 from Trybooking here  https://www.trybooking.com/BOLIT  
Very limited seats at the door
More info: 0439 648414 www.montaguechoristers.org montague.choristers.narooma@gmail.com
Kindly supported by Jenny & Jock Munro


25-year-old Anna Stephens graduated in 2017 from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with first-class honours and a University medal for academic excellence. She studied with Shelli Hulcombe at the Conservatorium, and with Susan Waters at London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama while on a 6-month study exchange. Anna’s has performed the roles of Amor (The Coronation of Poppea), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Emmie (Albert Herring), Princess Laoula (L’Etoile), The Storybook Princess/Le Feu/Le Rossignol (L’Enfant et les Sortileges), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Naiad (Ariadne auf Naxos) under the baton of Simone Young in the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School. Anna is a regular soloist with Brisbane’s Underground Opera Company, the 7 Sopranos, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, QLD Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and recently won the NSW Fine Music 107.5 Young Virtuoso Award.


Anna made her debut with Opera Australia singing the roles of Pamina, Papagena, and the Queen of the Night in the 2018 Schools Tour production of The Magic Flute. She toured again with Opera Australia’s 2019 Schools Tour production, By The Light of the Moon, and competed as a finalist in the 2019 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. In 2021 Anna will travel to Berlin to perform the role of Queen of the Night in the Berlin Opera Academy’s production of The Magic Flute, and Adele in Die Fledermaus.





Benjamin Burton is a talented young pianist with a passion for accompanying vocal and instrumental performances. In his role as accompanist, Ben has performed all over the country, and has worked for Opera Australia, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music, while also working as a freelance accompanist. Highlights over the last couple of years have included recording with the ABC (appearing on the CD
Ballads of a Pleasant Life with Peter Coleman-Wright and the Nexas Quartet), performing with Moorambilla Voices for the Royal Visit to Dubbo, and giving recitals with Daniela Leska at Sydney Town Hall and the Polish Embassy. Ben was awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 Sydney Song Prize, and 2nd Best Pianist in the 2016 MIETTA National Art Song Competition. During 2020 Ben has become a creator of backing tracks and is greatly looking forward to giving this real live recital, to a real live audience!  Benjamin Burton is a talented young pianist with a passion for accompanying vocal and instrumental performances. In his role as accompanist, Ben has performed all over the country, and has worked for Opera Australia, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music, while also working as a freelance accompanist. Highlights over the last couple of years have included recording with the ABC (appearing on the CD Ballads of a Pleasant Life with Peter Coleman-Wright and the Nexas Quartet), performing with Moorambilla Voices for the Royal Visit to Dubbo, and giving recitals with Daniela Leska at Sydney Town Hall and the Polish Embassy. Ben was awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 Sydney Song Prize, and 2nd Best Pianist in the 2016 MIETTA National Art Song Competition. During 2020 Ben has become a creator of backing tracks and is greatly looking forward to giving this real live recital, to a real live audience! 

Program - Anna Stephens and Benjamin Burton


Se tu m’ami - Pergolesi 

Lascia, ch’io pianga from Rinaldo - Handel

Myself I Shall Adore from Semele - Handel


No. 4 Notturno from Lyric Pieces Op. 54 - Grieg (piano solo)


Ariettes oubliées - Debussy

Prendi, per me sei libero - Donizetti


Interval


Beau soir - Debussy

Nacht und träume - Schubert

Mondnacht - Schumann

Die Nacht - Strauss


Соловей (The Nightingale) - Alyabyev 

The Snow Maiden’s Aria - Rimsky-Korsakov


Fantasia, Allemande, and Corrente from Partita No. 3 in A minor BVW 827


Piangeró la sorte mia - Handel