The heart of a gypsy will be presented as part of the Restart the Arts with Government House initiative
Performed by Mezzo Soprano Ashlyn Tymms and pianist Raymond Yong, embark on a musical journey from the spirited Spanish folk songs of Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas to Debussy’s Moonlight magic.
‘The Heart of a Gypsy’ combines virtuosity, passionate storytelling and peaceful tranquility to deliver an afternoon of music that will tempt and delight.
When: Sunday, 6th December 2020
Time: Start 4pm, interval 4.40pm, finish 5.30pm
Where: Government House Ballroom
Tickets: Adults $40, concession/student $35 and children $15
About Ashlyn Tymms
Ashlyn Tymms recently performed with the West Australian Opera as Hansel at the City of Perth Opera in the Park production of Hansel and Gretel. Making her debut with the company as Lapák and Mrs Páskováin The Cunning Little Vixen, Ashlyn has also performed the roles of Flora in La Traviata and Lady in waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth as well as singing regionally with the company in the Pinnacles, the Valley of the Giants and Opera in the Quarry. Ashlyn has been thrilled to perform the role of Dorabella in WAO’s recent Glyndebourne production of Cosi fan tutte at His Majesty’s Theatre.
Ashlyn graduated as a HF Music Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, Masters of Vocal Performance with Distinction. Performing as a finalist in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition Vocal section, Ashlyn was invited to perform once again for the ROSL Overseas Awards in recital. Subsequently she was awarded the Royal Over-Seas League Outstanding Australian Musician, receiving this award from Princess Alexandra at the Gold Medal Final.
Within staged Britten opera scenes performed at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Ashlyn performed as Nancy in Albert Herring, Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia and Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw, Directed by John Copley. She also performed the role of Judith in a new opera The Two Sisters, produced Tête à Tête, London directed by Bill Bankes-Jones.
Ashlyn performed as Rosimonda in Handel’s opera Faramondo, in collaboration with the Royal College of Music and the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings and directed by William Relton, 2017. At the Royal College of Music she performed as La Marchande de journaux in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias.
Ashlyn has performed as the alto soloist in numerous concerts throughout Australia, Asia and the UK. London highlights include St John Smith’s Square and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Ashlyn toured to South Korea tour in recital with the London Cello Orchestra in 2017.
Other performed concert repertoire includes Handel Messiah, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Handel Nisi Dominus, Bach Magnificat and Cantata 78, Charpentier Te Deum, C.P.E Bach Magnificat, Heinichen Missa Nr 9 in D and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle. Ashlyn was mezzo soloist for both Bowen’s Australian War Requiem and Verdi’s Requiem at the Sydney Town Hall.