2020 Season
Valentine's Hangover

They say all is fair in love and war, however when it comes to opera that is never the case. Join us on February 16 as we explore a world of scorned lovers, jilted brides and a range of love stories that don't end happily ever after. Through a selection of Opera Arias and Art Song presented by performers of XL Arts' Project: JUMP-START, this will be the perfect antidote to a Valentine's Day hangover.
Think "Love Song Dedications" with a twist.
 

Accompanied by Larrissa Oberfeld

Project: Jump-Start

 XL Arts presents a series of Masterclasses as part of Project: JUMP-START in 2020. Come and watch a host of world-class mentors work with our JUMP-START participants on a range of different skills as they jump-start their 2020.

 

For the full list of masterclasess click here
 

2019 Season
MelbourneEast Arts Festival

Our Artists presented a Gala Concert as Guests of the MelbourneEast Arts Festival. Featuring some of the finest from Opera, Music Theatre and Cabaret highlights include Carmen, The Elixir of Love and The Magic Flute, 

Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Cabaret and many more...
 

Accompanied and Adam McMillian

Featured Artists: Tamzyn Alexander, Hannah Dahlenburg, Dannielle O'Keefe, 
Asher Reichman, Natalie Reid, Andre Sasalu and Naomi Summers

Rare Sounds VI

We returned to the salon of celebrated composer and teacher Fritz Hart in the 6th instalment of our annual Rare Sounds concert series.

One of the early champions of female composers in Australia, composers such as Glanville Hicks, Sutherland, Batchelor, Phillips, and Rofe blossomed under Fritz' mentorship, becoming celebrated composers in their own right.


Compered by renowned musicologist and presenter Prof. Joel Crotty.

Accompanied by Jodie Lockyer

Featured Artists: Jessica Carrascalão Heard,  Hannah Dahlenburg, 

Liane Keegan, Douglas Kelly,  Natalie Reid,  Karen van Spall and Naomi Summers

Russian Club of Melbourne Concert

Our XL Arts artists were invited to present a concert for the Russian Club of Melbourne. The concert comprised of musical selections from Russian Art Songs, Arias and Operatic repertiore along with some selections from the popular operatic repertiore.

Accompanied and compered by Irina Cherkasski.

Featured Artists: Tamzyn Alexander, Louise Keast, Asher Reichman
and Naomi Summers.

Victorian Opera - 5 Friday's in August

Our XL Arts artists presented a concert of Russian Art Songs, Arias and Operatic ensembles told through them madness and mayhem of children's bedtime stories.

 

Accompanied by Irina Cherkasski.

Featured Artists: Liane Keegan, Hannah Dahlenburg, Natalie Reid, Elizabeth Eliopoulos, Tamzyn Alexander, Naomi Summers, Louise Keast and Asher Reichman.

   Melbourne International Singers Festival
   From Russia with Love

Our XL Arts artists presented a concert of Russian Art Songs, Arias and Operatic ensembles told through them madness and mayhem of children's bedtime stories for the opening concert of the 10th Anniversay for the Melbourne International Singers Festival.

 

Accompanied by Irina Cherkasski.

Featured Artists: Liane Keegan, Hannah Dahlenburg, Natalie Reid, Elizabeth Eliopoulos, Tamzyn Alexander, Naomi Summers, Louise Keast and Asher Reichman.