Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel: Au Fond Du Temple Saint from Bizet’s The Pearlfishers
We’re asking Queenslanders to make The Pearlfishers Duet Au fond du temple saint this year’s number one in Classic FM’s: Classic 100, when voting starts on 12 May.
For the uninitiated, the Classic 100 is a bit like Triple J’s hottest 100, but you get to vote on music from over four hundred years rather than just one. This year the Classic 100 theme is love, and although the famous duet did climb the ranks to number two last year, with Queensland’s backing it could nab the top spot in 2017.
OperaQ does have a rather large, not at all altruistic reason for the statewide shoutout as it’s staging The Pearlfishers from 25 May to 3 June in the Lyric Theatre at QPAC.
It’s the first time in 15 years that a production of The Pearlfishers has been seen in Queensland and with Australia’s prima diva Emma Matthews, Aldo Di Toro, Grant Doyle and Andrew Collis starring, it should be something pretty special.
So why else should Queenslanders rise to the occasion and vote this stunning duet to numéro un? Here are a five reasons why Queenslanders should vote for Au fond du temple saint:
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