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17 September 2012, 17:24
Welsh singer Bryn Terfel will perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra next year as part of a gala concert.
Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is to perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a gala concert to mark the arrival of Sir Andrew Davis as chief conductor. The Welsh singer will perform extracts from Wagner's Das Rheingold and Die Walkure, as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
The gala event consists of two concerts, due to take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2013. Terfel will also be joined in his only scheduled Melbourne performances by mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell and the MSO Chorus for the Beethoven performance.
Sir Andrew Davis was announced as the chief conductor of the MSO in June 2012 for a term of four years. Davis has worked with Bryn Terfel on several occasions in the past, including several Proms concerts and performances at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Terfel was recently seen being upstaged by Boris Johnson in the run-up to the Olympic games, and appeared in the Met Opera's DVD of Wagner's Ring Cycle.