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    Mystique of Love | Emerging Concert Artist Elisabeth Cooper mezzo-soprano with John Martin piano

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    EMERGING CONCERT ARTISTS - Connecting leading young Australian musicians with the community through intimate daytime concerts. 

    MYSTIQUE OF  LOVE" A Kaleidoscope of Art Songs

    Wittman & Shaiman, The Place Where Lost Things Go Esther Rofe, Dinah's song  Calvin Bowman, Now Touch the Air Softly

    John Martin, Your Poem John Benjamin Britten Arr. The Salley Gardens, The Last Rose of Summer, Rich and Rare

    Gabriel Faure, Mandoline, Après un rêve, Ici bas Eric Satie, Je te veux Francis Poulenc, Les chemins de l’amour

    Elizabeth Cooper is a Sydney-based mezzo-soprano with a strong passion for the stage and bringing people together through music. As a 2022 and 2023 Young Artist with Pacific Opera, Libby performed some roles with the company across these seasons, including Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte). Most recently, she returned to perform with Jane Rutter and John Martin for a second year for their Live at Lunch series and appeared with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra as a soloist at their Last Night of the Proms. 

    Elizabeth holds a Master of Music (Operatic Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she performed and was supported by the Olive Margaret Stewart Bequest. Elizabeth is passionate about Oratorio and has performed solo in several works, including Handel's L'allegro, Vivaldi's Magnificat and Gloria, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Fauré's Requiem. Other performance highlights for Elizabeth include chorus work with Opera Australia for their 2024 production of Il Trittico, performances with the charitable opera company The Cooperative as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Soprano Soloist (Émilie), as well as performing the role of First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar. She aspires to a long future of bringing classical music to the community and, of course, having a lot of fun doing it!

    John Martin's work is familiar to concertgoers and listeners of Australia's classical radio networks. He has been featured on ABC Classic FM's Drive Time segment "On the Verandah",   which is frequently broadcast. In addition, his 2013 release on the Wirripang label "The Ring of New Bells" — a collection of Miriam Hyde's piano works — were extensively broadcast. In addition, he has frequently partnered with many of Australia's well-known classical singers and instrumentalists, including Peter Cousens, David Hobson, Marina Prior, Stuart Maunder, Greta Bradman, Yvonne Kenny, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, gypsy-jazz violinist Ian Cooper, Dominica Matthews, and Judith Rough. John has been a frequent adjudicator for music competitions, and his guidance and mentoring abilities mean that he is also kept busy working with aspiring young performers, something very close to his heart! John is also gaining a reputation as a fine composer, having published 60 works.

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