Two of WA’s finest sopranos, Sara Macliver and Bonnie de la Hunty, mesmerised audiences in the Government House Ballroom on the weekend for Freeze Frame Opera‘s ‘Handel in the House’.
Presented as part of the ‘Restart the Arts with Government House’ initiative, the soprano stars were accompanied by Stewart Smith on harpsichord, Krista Low on cello and Sarah Papadopoulos on violin – a true showcase of leading exponents of the Baroque repertoire in Australia.
The West Australian’s arts reviewer Mr David Cusworth applauded the production, calling Sara and Bonnie “…two of the most ethereal voices in Perth”,
“Government House Ballroom became a timecapsule within a timecapsule – an island within an island – as Freeze Frame Opera brought Handel in the House to the iconic venue at the weekend.
One capsule was the precinct of historic buildings nestled at the foot of skyscrapers on the Terrace; the other was the ballroom, hosting an almost folkloric lilt of baroque strings and harpsichord to cue Sara Macliver and Bonnie de la Hunty, two of the most ethereal voices in Perth.”
Read the full review here (external link)