Event Showcase: Figaro, Flutes & Flowers

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Jane Rutter, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble will be performing together on February 24. Photo: Contributed  

FOR ONE day only the J Theatre at Noosa Junction will play host to three classical music stars who are putting on a musical show unlike no other – an up close and intimate show with three stars for the price of just one ticket! 

The production ‘Figaro, Flutes & Flowers’ will be performed on Saturday, February 24 and will see world-renowned flautist Jane Rutter, bass-baritone singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes and pianist raconteur Guy Noble deliver a highly entertaining musical experience for just one day only across two shows.  

Jane stated that she has performed one-on-one with Teddy and with Guy previously, but it’s only in the last year that the three performers have come together on stage as a trio.  

“The three of us are show-offs, especially Guy and myself, so you expect the unexpected – off-the-cuff moments, some hilarity, as well as some moving musical moments,” Jane said.   

Jane describes the irrepressible trio as “quite theatrical” in their performance style. 

“Teddy has theatrical, opera and musical comedy flair, whereas Guy and I have instrumental classical prowess mixed with our cabaret and musical theatre backgrounds. 

“Both Teddy and I are bel canto performers which literally means ‘beautiful singing’, in which the performer follows the narrative of the vocal line of the music. I play the flute in the French style, in which the instrument is treated as a voice, so flute and voice is my favourite musical combination. 

“Teddy is one of the best bass baritones in the world and standing next to him on stage when he’s singing is absolutely thrilling.” 

The intimate concert will feature highlights from the artists’ spectacular careers.  

Included are best-loved arias from opera and musical theatre, virtuoso flute classics and Celtic and traditional folk songs. Recognisable favourites include music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Rossini, Bizet, Ravel, Offenbach plus Rodgers & Hammerstein and Gilbert & Sullivan. 

The concert is themed Figaro, Flutes & Flowers because the trio play two of the great Figaro arias from Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ and Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro, Flutes’. Jane will be playing six different flutes and whistles during the concert and the Flowers nod is due to many of the pieces referencing flowers such as The Habanera from Carmen (in which she seductively throws a flower at Don José), The Floral Dance (a tribute to Peter Dawson), It Might as Well be Spring by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Vivaldi’s Spring arranged for solo flute to name a few. 

Tickets are available from https://aunooshi.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/116711

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