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Past Concerts
2020 Concert



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.

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.

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.

Russian Club of Melbourne Concert

Our XL Arts artists presented 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.

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.

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 Anniversary for the Melbourne International Singers Festival.

2018 Season

Chopin in Song

Art song presentation as a part of the Melbourne International Singers Festival of musical selections inspired and by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin.


Petite messe solennelle     

XL Arts artists were the featured soloist for the Warrnambool Organ Festival for Rossini's masterpiece.

Rare Sounds V: Looking back looking forward

Another astonishing program of re-discovered Australian masterpieces including contemporary composers including Christopher Willcock and Martin Greet.

Joyful! Joyful! 

Our XL Artisits joined forces with THECHO!R, Footscray and Yarraville Brass Band, and several astounding community-based choirs as part of Play it Forward directed by Dr Jonathan Welch AM fund-raising concert in support of Choir of Hard Knocks.

2017 Season



Rare Sounds IV : Portrait of Asia

Art Song and music from the Music Halls that present a portrait of the music of Australian composers that were influenced by Asia.

Mozat in motion

The participants of the Mozart Project perform the recitiative and ensembles from Mozart operas whcih they have wrokshopped through the project.

Aria antique Soiree

A selection of early Italian art songs and arias

2016 Season

A Very XL Arts Christmas

XL Artists reviewed the past season and give a hint for the coming season.

Rare Sounds III : Fritz's Salon

Works performed of Australia's most notable female composers including Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Esther Rofe, Margaret Sutherland, Linda Phillips and Phyllis Batchelor.

Verdant Verdi

Participants of the Verdi Project perform highlights from the catalogue of Verdi works.

Fanciful Fools and Fripperies

An evening of fun and frivolity with a flourish of cabaret and kook

eXceptionally English

An eveing of English Art Songs in conjunction with the Purcell Project

2015 Season

An XL Christmas Pageant

A re-telling of the Christmas Nativity Story featuring music of both a festive and non-festive nature.

Voracious Verismo

Featuring works from the great Verismo composers.

Rare Sounds II

Our second concert in our annual Rare Sounds concert series, presented  works for voice and instruments by Australian Composers

Songs and Scenes from the Czech HomeLand

A concert of Art Song by Czech composers sung entirely in Czech, presented in conjunction with the Rusalka Project.


A day long presentation of mini song recitals stretching from 10am to 10pm.

2014 Season

XL Christmas Extravaganza

Following on from our Figaro Project we have a look at what Christmas would have been like for the Count and Countess after Figaro and Susannah's Marriage.

Bozos, Bores and Bastards

A concert looking at the life of notorious local gangster, Squizzy Taylor

Rare Sounds

A concert of rarely performed works for Voice and Instruments, curated by Dr. Joel Crotty.

Girls will be boys

A chance for our divas to ditch the frocks and celebrate some of the wonderful "pants roles" in the world of opera. 

Love gone Pear Shaped

The antidote to Valentine's Day featuring songs and poetry that express the sentiments a Hallmark card doesn't cover.

2013 Launch


Dick and Joe get loud

Celebrating the joint 200th birthday of Dick Wagner (Richard Wagner) and Joe Green (Giuseppe Verdi).

Life in Art

A look at the life of an artist and what it means to them.

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