Esque Opera founder to perform at new Melbourne festival

MELBOURNE BOUND: Launceston tenor Benjamin Martin (pictured with Gerard Joseph Lane) will perform at the International Festival of Lieder and Art Song.

MELBOURNE BOUND: Launceston tenor Benjamin Martin (pictured with Gerard Joseph Lane) will perform at the International Festival of Lieder and Art Song.

Launceston tenor Benjamin Martin will take his talents to Melbourne in July after being invited to perform at the inaugural International Festival of Lieder and Art Song.

Held at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the week-long event is a masterclass and concert series for singers, pianists and audiences.

The Esque Opera artistic director will spend a week working with internationally-renowned accompanist and recording artist Graham Johnson (UK), who has performed with many of the world’s leading singers, including Dame Felicity Lott, Sir Thomas Allen, Jessye Norman, Victoria de los Angeles and Anthony Rolfe-Johnson.

The festival culminates with two gala concerts, where Martin will sing works from Franz Schubert, Ivor Gurney and Mervyn Horder.

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