Renowned star of stage and screen joins TSO, Ryk Goddard and John Xintavelonis for Peer Gynt performance, March 17

The TSO today announces a star studded line-up for its upcoming concert performance of Peer Gynt.  Multi-award winning star of stage and screen Lisa McCune will join Hobart born John Xintavelonis , currently appearing nationally in The Wizard of Oz, and renowned actor, producer and presenter of Breakfast on ABC Hobart Ryk Goddard in a specially devised adaptation of Grieg’s masterpiece for the concert stage, featuring spoken word elements as well as a majestic interpretation by the TSO, under the baton of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Marko Lentonja.

Described as ‘a phantasmagorical drama’, Peer Gynt features some of the best known melodies in the classical canon, including “Morning”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and “Anitra’s Dance”. Originally written to accompany Ibsen’s drama Peer Gynt, Grieg’s incidental music is usually heard in shortened form in an orchestral suite. This concert presents a specially abridged version of Grieg’s entire score, including the rarely heard music for vocal soloists and chorus.

Lisa McCune is best known for her role as ‘Maggie Doyle’ in the police drama BLUE HEELERS which made her a household name and delivered her four Gold Logie Awards for Most Popular Personality. Lisa most recently appeared in the ABC series EX PM and THE WARRIORS.

Her other screen credits include, IT’S A DATE where she starred opposite Peter Helliar and earned herself an AACTA Award Nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy, the ABC miniseries THE DIVORCE,  Network Ten’s REEF DOCTORS which she produced alongside Jonathan M.Shiff, the UK/Australian co-production TRIPPING OVER, the telemovie HELL HAS HARBOUR VIEWS, the ABC series RAKE, SEA PATROL, BLOOD BROTHERS, THE LITTLE DEATH, LITTLE FISH, TWO TWISTED, MDA and THE POTATO FACTORY.

Lisa’s stage credits include MACHU PICCHU for the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, the Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation production of THE KING AND I, SHANE WARNE THE MUSICAL, Melbourne Theatre Company’s THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE, DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE and The Ambassador Theatre Group’s Sydney and Melbourne seasons of GUYS AND DOLLS, SOUTH PACIFIC, URINETOWN, in the Gordon Frost production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC which she followed with her Green Room Award-winning performance in CABARET.

Bookings available / 1800 001 190
Peer Gynt
17 March, 2.30pm
Federation Concert Hall

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Lisa McCune
Ryk Goddard
John Xintavelonis
The TSO Chorus