Aus­tralian duo team up for rare Queens­land per­for­mance

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ONE of the most ap­pre­ci­ated and awarded tenor-pi­ano duets in Europe will be per­form­ing in Moss­man next Mon­day, but don’t be sur­prised if they have Aussie ac­cents.

Both An­drew Good­win, the prin­ci­pal tenor with the ac­claimed Bol­shoi Opera in Moscow, and con­cert pi­anist Daniel de Bo­rah were born in Aus­tralia be­fore blaz­ing a trail through Europe.

An­drew has been the Bol­shoi’s prin­ci­pal tenor since 1996, sing­ing the pres­ti­gious lead role in Rus­sian opera Eu­gene One­gin.

His per­for­mance as prin­ci­pal tenor in Eu­gene One­gin at Mi­lan’s La Scala was broad­cast on Italy’s na­tional ra­dio.

Re­mark­ably for an Aus­tralian, An­drew was in­vited to sing the lead role in a Span­ish opera at the fa­mous Liceu in Barcelona.

His ac­com­pa­nist, Daniel de Bo­rah, has won many ma­jor prizes at in­ter­na­tional pi­ano com­pe­ti­tions, in­clud­ing the Arthur Rubenstein com­pe­ti­tion in Poland and the Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional.

He has given solo recitals and con­cert per­for­mances with ma­jor orches­tras across Europe from Eng­land to Rus­sia, in­clud­ing the Royal Phil­har­monic, and in Aus­tralia.

Their far north Queens­land tour is a warm-up for ma­jor per­for­mances in Syd­ney later this month and the United King­dom next year.

“They’re both fab­u­lous per­form­ers,” said Her­man Soe­nario, the Moss­man con­cert’s or­gan­iser. “An­drew is a re­mark­able tenor. “Au­di­ences might re­mem­ber his last tour of north Queens­land two years ago, when he wowed the crowds.

“As a duo, An­drew and Daniel have earned their rep­u­ta­tion as for­mi­da­ble per­form­ers.”

The pro­gram at the St David’s church in Moss­man will in­clude opera arias, Schu­mann’s Liederkreis, songs by Richard Strauss and pi­ano so­los by Brahms.

The con­cert starts at 7pm at St David’s Church next Mon­day, Novem­ber 8.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the door for $25 or $20 for pen­sion­ers and $10 for youth tick­ets.

En­chant­ing: Pi­anist Daniel de Bo­rah

For­mi­da­ble: Tenor An­drew Good­win

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