Next Up: Clara's Party
A concert to celebrate Clara Schumann's 200th birthday
Saturday 12th October, 7pm
Tempo Rubato, 34 Breese St. Brunswick
Featuring songs and piano solos by Clara Schumann, her husband and their friends: Robert Schumann, Brahms, Pauline Viardot, Liszt, Fanny Hensel, Mendelssohn, Chopin and more
Past Show: Grainger at Home
Join The Parlour for the long awaited remounting of "Grainger at Home" - Saturday 6th July 8pm, Kew Court House
Hannah Vanderheide as Ella Grainger (pictured)
David Lempriere-Laughton, piano
Karen Van Spall, mezzo soprano
Adam Miller, baritone
Opera in the park
The Parlour's Karen Van Spall and Adam Miller were joined by guests, the incomparable Dean Sky-Lucas on piano and outstanding lyric soprano, Emily Burke for this night of fun under the stars.
Reminiscence: Liszt and Love
Exploring not just the songs but the personal stories that lay behind the lyrics. The Parlour and their guests shine a light on those figures often hidden in the shadows of a composer’s inner world.
Reminiscence: Liszt and Love told the fascinating stories of the women living with Franz Liszt. The Parlour offered an exclusive exploration of these individual's experiences that are largely unheard.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Parlour
Grainger at Home
A snippet view of our new show about Percy and Ella Grainger.
Songs by Percy and Ella, and their close friends, Roger Quilter and Cyril Scott with a selection of Ella's monologues from our script.
Presented by the Percy Grainger Museum
In 2019 we look forward to presenting the full story - stay tuned for more!
The Parlour Returns to CaNterbury Gardens for
"The Grand Picnic Opera"
"Bring a chair, a picnic and your friends for a night of operatic favourites dished up by The Parlour"
The Parlour treated audiences to an evening overflowing with vocal fireworks and soaring beauty from celebrated operas such as Carmen, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville and Tosca.
Presented by City of Boroondara
Wagner in Paris
Take a musical journey through the life of Richard Wagner
This fascinating story is brought to life as an encounter between Richard Wagner’s aspiring biographer, Mrs. Burrell, and his wife’s illegitimate daughter.
Interwoven with his early vocal compositions and rarely heard French Art Songs, it chronicles his few triumphs and many failures as he attempted to charm Parisian society with his music and powerful personality in the early 1840s.
Ultimately shunned and even imprisoned, Wagner started his meteoric rise to fame and success from these humble and forgotten beginnings.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Parlour
Blame Not My Lute
The Parlour featuring one of Australia’s leading lutenists, Rosemary Hodgson, shared songs of passion and celebration. Theresa Borg, Karen Van Spall and Adam Miller shared stories of Opera’s early years, tales of shady composers and their exploits and saucy yarns of traveling minstrels along with their dazzling music accompanied by Baroque Guitar, Theorbo or Lute.
The Spice of Life - A 'Gourmet' Concert!
The Audience enjoyed a gourmet spread provided by QPO while listening to the voices of Karen VanSpall, Theresa Borg and Adam Miller exploring songs of the spice roots.
Come into the Parlour Maud
The audience enjoyed wine, snacks and parlour ballads in Hawthorn Town Hall's 'Chandelier Room"