Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Robert Costin’s rewarding organ exploration of the Goldberg Variations

By , 26/07/2013
On one of his frequent return visits to New Zealand (he was assistant organist at St Paul’s in the mid 1990s), Robert Costin made time to play at one of the cathedral’s Friday lunchtime recitals that enjoy the title TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday is the full liturgical title). He has created an organ adaptation of the Goldberg Variations, which he has recorded on the organ of Pembroke College, Cambridge... read more

Il Corsaro a delight and a triumph

This New Zealand premiere marked the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth,  and was the first of four performances to be staged with two sets of vocal principals on alternate dates. This opening night presented Thomas Atkins as the swashbuckling pirate Corrado, Elisabeth Harris as his lady love Medora, Christian Thurston as the ruthless Pasha Seid, and Isabella Moore as the queen of his harem Gulnara. Il Corsaro was completed in... read more

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