Esque Opera to perform at Holy Trinity Church

UPCOMING CONCERT: Lynda Jessop will form part of the line up for the Esque Opera concert on July 22.
UPCOMING CONCERT: Lynda Jessop will form part of the line up for the Esque Opera concert on July 22.

The era of Franz Shubert is the focus for Esque Opera’s upcoming concert.

To be held at Holy Trinity Church on July 22, Serenade will not only feature the music of Schubert, but also some of his contemporaries, including Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss.

They all form part of the German Lied, a term used for songs from the late 14th or early 15th centuries.

Lied means putting a German poem to classical music.

Internationally acclaimed soprano, Jane Edwards, will join Esque Opera Artistic Director, and tenor, Benjamin Martin for the show, which also feature Lynda Jessop on piano, as well as the Esque Opera chorus.

It will be Martin’s first performance since taking to the stage at the inaugural Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song.  The concert will be held from 2pm, with afternoon tea to be provided.

Tickets are $20 and can be bought from Launceston Precision Jewellers prior to the event, or at the door on the day.