Wandering Hearts - CANCELLED

Wednesday 10 March, 7.30pm
8 days from now
This opportunity to see two world class artists, in such intimate surroundings was something that few, who were lucky enough to experience it, are likely to forget ArtsReview
Soprano Eleanor Lyons (Donna Anna) sings strongly and resonantly to match her patrician bearing; her bright, clear coloratura in the two great arias, Or sai chi l'onore and Non mi dir, in particular bring the house down. ArtsHub
Soprano Eleanor Lyons (Donna Anna) was outstanding, sustaining powerful yet smoothly contoured top-register singing. The Australian


All ticket holders will be refunded.


Acclaimed soprano, Eleanor Lyons, and her conductor and pianist husband, Vladimir Fanshil, will perform a sweeping and enchanting concert in the grand Concert Hall of City Hall this November.

Featuring glorious Italian repertoire from La Bohéme, La Traviata, Gianni Schicchi, as well as sublime songs by Rachmaninov, Grieg and Australia's own Elena Kats-Chernin. You will have a rare opportunity to hear this musical power couple in a personalised, informal concert, where they will narrate the concert with poetry and personal stories about the music and themselves. 

The talented couple, who reside in Vienna, are in Australia as Eleanor was recently invited to perform with the highly regarded conductor Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Eleanor has previously delighted Australian audiences during her debut with Opera Australia as Donna Anna.

The duo will be supported by Ben Adler - Violinist and composer - and previously named  ACO Emerging Artist.  

A special concert not to be missed.
Seating is limited as COVIDSafe measures are in place.

65mins no interval. Ages 6+ (no babes in arms)


Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Quando m’en Vo Musetta’s Waltz from La Bohème
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
O mio babbino caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi
Elena Kats-Chernin (1957 - )
Wandering Hearts (première) written for Eleanor and Vladimir
Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950)
Io son l’umile ancella from Adriana Lecouvreur
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Elegie, op. 3 Spring Waters
Richard Strauss (1864- 1949)
Morgen, op. 27 no 4
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Songs, op. 48
     Gruß (Greeting)
     Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (The Nightingale’s Secret)
     Lauf der Welt (The Way of the World)
     Ein Traum (A Dream)

Supported by Ben Adler - Violinist and Composer. 

Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons is known for her versatility, deep musicality and fresh interpretations. With a beautiful voice and virtuosic technique she breathes life into characters, reveals philosophies and delivers uplifting and dynamic performances. Naturally at home on stage, Eleanor passionately shapes every detail of opera, orchestral concerts, chamber music and solo recitals. A down-to-earth approach to fine music has resulted in a number of ongoing fruitful collaborations with various orchestras and conductors. 
More about Eleanor - eleanor-lyons.com

Innovative Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil is quickly establishing himself as a versatile artist covering symphonic, operatic and ballet genres. After a fruitful collaboration as assistant conductor to Iván Fischer (2013 - 2017) Vladimir has continued to make noteworthy debuts and returns, most recently with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestre Nacional D'ile de France, at the Bashmet Festival, Odessa National Philharmonic and at the Odessa National Opera.
More about Vladimir - vladimirfanshil.com

Ben Adler is the Artist in Residence at St Andrew's College, within the University of Sydney. He is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he was leader of the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and 2014 Student of the Year.

In 2016, Ben was named an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist, and has since performed and toured nationally as both section member and soloist with the ACO and the ACO Collective.

A keen chamber musician, Ben has toured Australia and Europe as first violinist of the Hillel String Quartet, and with pianist Will Cesta. In Sydney, he has played with the Australia Piano Quartet, the Sydney Art Quartet and the Opus Now Quartet. 

Civic Theatre Subscribers may access a discounted ticket to this performance - please phone our Ticket Office on 4929 1977


  • Wednesday 10 March 2021 7:30 PM

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  • Adult $46
  • Civic Theatre Subscribers (Phone only) $41


  • Civic Theatre Ticket Office
  • 4929 1977


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