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Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves)

Musica Viva Australia

  • Sunday, 10 Mar 2024 - 6:30PM
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“Colourful, brash, dreamy, light, sassy, catchy, overwrought, ethereal, folksy, soothing and sometimes several of these things at once.” – Classical Net

Join mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and pianist Michael Curtain for an evening of storytelling over the piano, inspired by the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, devised by Paul Kildea and Ian Dickson, and written and directed by Constantine Costi.

William Bolcom, who just celebrated his 85th birthday, occupies a unique place in the repertoire. Not quite art song, not quite cabaret, his settings of Arnold Weinstein's deliciously dry lyrics continue a grand tradition stretching from Schubert to Sondheim of making words dance, fly and sing.

A poignant meditation on life, love and living in the moment.

“[Anna Dowsley’s] luxuriant mezzo has an almost infinite range of shades…” – Concerto Net


Anna Dowsley Mezzo-Soprano  
Michael Curtain Piano  
Constantine Costi Writer and Director  
Matthew Marshall Lighting Design  


Selections from 
William BOLCOM Cabaret Songs 
Lyrics by Arnold WEINSTEIN    
Concept by Ian Dickson and Paul Kildea  


Start 6:30pm
No interval
Finish 7:40pm

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


$40 FOR UNDER 40s
Under 40 tickets are $40 for anyone under 40 years of age. A valid proof of ID must be presented at time of booking and may be requested on the night.

$15 Student tickets are available for full-time students, and may be booked in advance and at the door for all MVA concerts. 
Valid ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount and carried on the night.

Means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran's Affairs and Supporting Parent) and Health Care card holders are eligible to receive Musica Viva's Concession prices.

Mobile tickets will be emailed shortly after the order confirmation.

A one-off handling fee of $6.90 applies to all web, phone, mail and in-person bookings. An additional fee of $4.40 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post. All ticket / item prices include GST, if applicable.


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