Following its critically acclaimed debut with Nordic Noir in March, this passionate company of volunteers and theatre, music and opera veterans is upping the ante with a spectacular double bill: Bach’s hilarious Coffee Cantata and Mozart’s uber-romantic Bastien & Bastienna.
The cheeky double bill showcases the wit and wisdom of two great maestros with these rarely performed gems where – significantly strong, young woman taking control of the men in their lives!
A talented chamber ensemble accompanies a cast of exceptional soloists with new translations and entertaining, intimate staging assuring fun for audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
Directed by Christine Logan, with musical direction by Peter Alexander and design by Sandy Gray, Double Trouble features soprano Northern Sydney’s Lesley Braithwaite, Canberra tenor Damien Hall and bass baritone Ed Suttle from Goulburn. Pianist and vocal coach is Steve Walter.
A major feature of the performances is the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the heritage Barnet Long Room in Custom’s House where the four performances take place.
Endangered’s recent production of ‘Nordic Noir’ was critically acclaimed and loved by large and enthusiastic audiences. And – just as satisfying – there are many stories from all the team (both professional and volunteers) that have reinforced how inspiring and successful this concept of age and ability inclusion can be! The company has also performed a number of regional fundraisers, most recently to benefit the fire and flood devastated towns of Bobin and Taree.
Endangered Productions is a new company on the Sydney theatre scene. It provides opportunities for professionals, enthusiastic ‘upskillers’, and keen community members in the inclusive, creative world of theatre. Mentoring and tapping the skills of older citizens to educate others is a foundational aim.
Double Trouble: Mozart & Bach at Play
Bastien & Bastienna with The Coffee Cantata
Barnet Long Room, Customs House 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay
Friday 18 June 7pm | Sat 19 June 2pm & 7pm Sun 20 June 2pm
Tickets: $35, Seniors $30, Students/Pensioner/Unwaged $25