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Baroque Opera Gala | Peninsula Summer Music Festival

6 January 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

$65 – $75

Join us under the stars for a sumptuous feast of French baroque music featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and Melbourne’s vibrant new baroque orchestra, Genesis Baroque.

Guest directed by the French conductor and harpsichordist, Martin Gester, this unforgettable program includes the glorious ‘Tristes apprêts” from Rameau’s Castor et Pollux, and Leclair’s Violin Concerto in C major performed by Genesis Baroque’s concertmaster and musical director, the superb Australian violinist Lucinda Moon.


  • Martin Gester – Harpsichord and guest director
  • Violin 1:Lucinda Moon, Anna McMichael & Jennifer Kirsner
  • Violin 2:David Irving & Cath Shugg
  • Viola:Anna Webb & Christian Read
  • Cello:Natasha Kraemer
  • Bass:Miranda Hill
  • Bassoon:Simon Rickard
  • Lotte Betts-Dean – mezzo-soprano

About the Peninsula Summer Music Festival:

From fiery flamenco and French baroque opera, to the majesty of Grieg and gregarious Gypsy-Balkan swing, the 11th Peninsula Summer Festival (PSMF) presents a cornucopia of musical delights across Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, from 1 – 8 January 2018.

In her 11th and final year as Artistic Director, Julia Fredersdorff has gathered more than 50 Australian and international artists for 16 performances that will fill the region’s wineries and churches with music spanning centuries and continents.

International guest performers include, from France, harpsichordist and Baroque specialist Aline Zylberajch and conductor, organist and harpsichordist, Martin Gester; along with celebrated Italian virtuosic guitarists, Massimo Scattolin and Andrea Vettoretti.

Australian artists include baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff, London based Australian born international acclaimed Mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, cellist Zoe Knighton -founding member of Flinders Quartet, one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles; Australian- Canadian Soprano Hannah Dahlenburg – renowned for her performances as Queen of the Night; one of the world’s leading baroque performers, violinist Lucinda Moon; Soprano Bethany Hill – a passionate exponent of early music and Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos, one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians.



St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Flinders
6 King Street
Flinders, VIC 3929 Australia