REVIEW: Concert thrills the audience right to the encore

“Opera with a dash of Christmas in Canberra”, All Saints Church, December 8 ITALIAN pianist, director and composer Alessio Nelli joined soprano Susannah Lawergren and mezzo-soprano Hannah Fraser in an intimate recital of operatic favourites and more at All Saints Church in Ainslie yesterday (December 8). Beginning with the song “In the bleak midwinter” by Gustave Holtz, Hannah Fraser walked down the aisle singing as she approached Nelli on piano. She was soon joined in the same way by Lawergren. They combined to open the concert in a dramatic yet sensitive manner. After a short Offenbach work, the highly sensual “Lámour est un oiseau rebelle” by Bizet from “Carmen” was sung and acted out mos