Lollipops & Candy-canes

In recital with the Broken Hill Philharmonic Choir

Broken Hill Musicians Club

25 November 2018

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The first aria was stunning, the second likewise with an ecclesiastical touch, the third, sheer power .... in my notes I ran out of superlatives.

The delivery of the first of these arias was fantastic, the second I contend to put in local terms up there with June Gough [June Bronhill].
— Peter Black, Barrier Daily Truth
 

 
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Orphée et Eurydice

BK Opera | Orphée / Iphigenie

Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall

31 October, 2 & 4 November 2018

In its story of love, separation, grief and eventual acceptance of death, dark chocolatey mezzo-soprano Alison Lemoh and rich soprano Louise Keast carried their parts admirably as a sombre Orphée and pining Eurydice. Their stylised gentle movements added fluidity to the work as lovers, particularly when separated by a long red veil - a thoughtful touch - under the control of the Furies.
— OperaChaser
 

 

The Elixir of Love

Gertrude Opera

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

14 & 21 October 2018

The star of the village was the totally charming Louise Keast as the flippant Adina.
— Paul Selar, Limelight Magazine
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Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert

Conductor Angus Christie & the Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra

St Joseph’s Church, Warrnambool

14 May 2018

Young dedicated soprano Louise Keast demonstrated her high level of trained and professional delivery in four operatic arias, showing faultless technique and strength. Mozart, Puccini, Offenbach and Lehar favourites were presented with excellent projection, dramatic and dynamic expression, clarity and maturity.
— Julie McErlain, Classic Melbourne

 
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© Peter Hislop

Spanisches Liederabend

Wesley Music Centre, Forrest

6 April 2018

Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch & Schumann Spanisches Liederspiel Op. 74

[Pianist Mark] Connors ... was perfect for Keast, whose voice would be well-suited to dramatic opera.

As Louise Keast continues to develop her idea, audiences will be the beneficiaries of well-constructed programming, fine young performers and delightful music.
— Canberra CityNews