Renowned New Zealand Soprano Rebecca Ryan will join the Cellists of Otago, at it's Wanaka Concert.
The Dunedin based ensemble is directed by Dr. Heleen du Plessis and comprises the University of Otago students, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra cellists, high school pupils and community cellists. They delight audiences with the variety of their innovative programmes and have won praise from audiences and critics alike.
Reviewers have described the Cellists of Otago as having “rich sonority”, and an “intriguing and appealing sound” which “has quickly and worthily gained wide recognition ... and in 2016 the Wanaka Mirror described their music as ... "delightful, captivating, enthralling and a treat".
Cellists of Otago guest artists, all of the national and international standing, have included Anna Leese, Stephen Diaz, Matthew Marshall, Luca Manghi, Nick Cornish, Peter Adams, Tom McGrath, Graham Downes and Sophie Morris.
Promising to sing their way into your hearts, Cellists of Otago have chosen songs from well-known operas, musicals and cello repertoire including Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and one of the most popular works for cello ensemble and soprano, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5.