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Fairfax, Limelight and Carolyn McDowall (the cultureconcept circle) have given Artistic Director Leo Schofield and Executive Director Jarrod Carland’s Hobart Baroque stunning reviews ...

• Michael Shmith, Fairfax: A pure delight to savour

Handel: Orlando
★ ★ ★ ★
Theatre Royal, Hobart, March 28

Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
★ ★ ★ ★
Orchestra of the Antipodes, cond.
Erin Helyard
Federation Concert Hall, Hobart,
March 29

Hobart is indeed the place for a festival, particularly a Baroque one. Somehow, the further south you go in this world, the purer the music sounds. Friday night’s opener, a focused and utterly charming production of Handel’s 1733 opera seria, Orlando, was wonderfully performed, directed and designed.

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• Limelight: Concert review: Julia Lezhneva & the TSO (Hobart Baroque)
By Clive Paget on Mar 31, 2014 (18 hours ago) filed under Classical Music | 1 Comment
Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart give Lezhneva a chance to play a dazzling game of Russian roulades.

Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

March 30, 2014

There was a definite buzz in the air for the headline act at this year’s Hobart Baroque. The reputation of the 24-year-old Russian coloratura had clearly preceded her and this was an audience expecting something a little bit special.

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Carolyn McDowall, thecultureconcept circle: Hobart Baroque 2014 – Orlando, Opening Night Fun & Fabulous

Carolyn McDowall, the cultureconcept circle: Xavier Sabata – Bad Guy Becomes a Good Guy at Hobart Baroque

Carolyn McDowall, the cultureconcept circle: Julia Lezhneva – Jewel in Crown of Hobart Baroque, Alleluia


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• Stephen Pratten, in Comments: Handel’s Orlando at the Theatre Royal was fantastic and probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to see something of such outstanding quality in Hobart. The venue was perfect, in fact it felt as though the Theatre Royal was built just for this event. My ten year old daughter was absolutely enchanted. Thank-you Hobart Baroque.