Nicole Car Sings Mozart and Beethoven
Known for her outstanding performances around the world – from Covent Garden and Paris, to Berlin and across North America – Nicole has risen to stratospheric heights.
Hear her in her only Australian orchestral performances in 2018, in a program that celebrates the majesty and musicality of this special voice with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi.
Continuing this thème des femmes, our Principal Violin Satu Vänskä will play Beethoven’s Romance in F major, and after 800 years, 12th-century German Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen will make her ACO mainstage debut with her ‘Ave Maria, O auctrix vite’, paired with Verdi’s ‘Ave Maria’ from Otello.
Richard Tognetti concludes the program leading the ACO’s first performance of Mozart’s sparkling Symphony No.27.
“Car’s voice blossomed in moments of despair, particularly in the top register.”
– Sydeny Morning Herald
“Satu Vänskä had ample opportunity to show off the ACO’s newest family member, a 1726 Stradivarius, in a rich account of Beethoven’s Romance in F. With as weetness of tone and some affecting phrasing, she brought pearliness to the high notes, easily handling the intricate interplay with the orchestra.”
“Throughout, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra provided sensitive, idiomatic accompaniments. In the purely orchestral works, the ensemble’s own versatility came to the fore.”
– The Australian
HANDEL - Overture and Dances from Alcina
MOZART - Symphony No.27 in G major, K.199: I. Allegro
MOZART - Basta, vincesti – Ah, non lasciarmi, no
BEETHOVEN - Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F major
BEETHOVEN - Ah! perfido
HILDEGARD (arr. strings) - Ave Maria, O auctrix vitæ
VERDI - Ave Maria from Otello
PUCCINI (arr. strings) - Crisantemi
MOZART - Misera, dove son! – Ah! non son io che parlo
MOZART - Symphony No.27 in G major, K.199: II. Andantino grazioso, III. Presto
MOZART - Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia
Richard Tognetti - Director
Nicole Car - Soprano
Satu Vänskä - Violin