The heart feels it first
Be moved by Handel's Messiah, performed for the very first time by the Brandenburg, featuring the glorious orchestra, Brandenburg Choir and four exceptional soloists.
An international quartet of soloists includes Lucía Martín-Cartón (soprano, Spain), Nicholas Spanos (alto, Greece), Kyle Bielfield (tenor, United States), and David Greco (bass, Australia).
LUCÍA MARTÍN-CARTÓN soprano (Spain)
Lucía Martín-Cartón began studying violin and singing in Valladolid, Spain, and is a graduate of the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. She won the 6th Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition: Ancient and Baroque Repertoire.
Lucía regularly performs with Early Music ensembles performing repertoire primarily from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, including Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Cappella Mediterranea, Laberintos Ingeniosos, Victoria Musicae, La Grande Chapelle and has recorded several CDs with these groups.
Lucía is part of William Christie’s ensemble Le Jardin des Voix 2015 and has performed in several concerts in Europe, Hong Kong, Australia and New York.
In October 2016 Lucía toured Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Macao with Les Arts Florissants under the direction of William Christie.
NICHOLAS SPANOS countertenor (Greece)
Nicholas Spanos began his studies in Greece before completing his studies at the University of Maryland School of Music (USA) and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna.
Nicholas has performed with the National Opera of Greece, Opera Lorraine, Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, National Theatre of Greece, Orchestra of Colours, Bach Sinfonia (USA), Denmark Radio Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Stuttgart, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Armonia Atenea, Ensemble Alraune.
He was awarded the Best Young Artist of the Year by the Association of Theater and Music Critics of Greece and First Prize at the “TECHNI” National Competition for Lyric Singers.
Awarded recordings include Handel’s Oreste (2004) and Tamerlano (2006), and a CD based on Metastasio's Olimpiade libretto with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (2011). In 2014 Nicholas was the first to revive the role of Ruggiero in Ristori's Le Fate with Ensemble Alraune, released on DVD.
KYLE BIELFIELD tenor (USA)
A graduate of The Juilliard School and New York University, Kyle Bielfield has won several awards, including the Juilliard Honors Recital in Alice Tully Hall. He has performed in productions and galas with New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, New York Festival of Song, American Lyric Theater, Center City Opera, The Florida Grand Opera, and Juilliard Opera.
Kyle has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York. Recent engagements include a Metropolitan Opera Workshop of a new opera, entitled The Sorrows of Frederick, by composer Scott Wheeler and librettist Romulus Linney; a production of Curlew River with Ballet Opera Pantomime in Montréal, and participation in the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago.
Kyle uniquely maintains vibrant and successful careers in both the classical and pop music worlds. Bielfield is Kyle Bielfield’s Pop Alter Ego and stage name. 2017 will see the release of his first album with Sony Music Australia, a follow up to his 2016 Boom & Bust EP release. His debut American Art Song album Stopping By was released through Delos Music in 2014.
DAVID GRECO bass (Australia)
David Greco is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in The Netherlands and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has recently returned to Sydney after eight years study and work throughout Europe.
David has performed with many of Australia's leading music ensembles including Pinchgut Opera, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and Opera Australia. He has performed as part of the Brisbane Baroque Festival, and Canberra International Music Festival. He has a full schedule in Europe, and performs with Luthers Bach Ensemble, Bachkoor Brabant, Collegium Ad Mosem, Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, Netherlands Bachverenigung, Toonkunst Zeist, Collegium Den Haag, Ensemble Cantatrix, Concerto Cherise, Nieu Utrecht Philharmonia, Chamberchoir Melopoëia, Ensemble De Swaen, and Oost-Nederlands Kamerkoor regularly.
He recently shone in his role of The Engineer in Opera Australia’s Sydney Opera House – The Opera, performed on the steps of the iconic building. David has a long association with the Brandenburg. He has returned to Australia to perform as a soloist on numerous occasions and as a young singer, he was a member of the Brandenburg Choir. His brother Matthew Greco is a violinist in Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Join us for the Brandenburg's premiere performance of the Messiah. Much-loved, passionate, joyful, and performed by the orchestra you love. Book your tickets now!